The Tunnel (2001)

Director
Roland Suso Richter

Main cast
Heino Ferch; Nicolette Krebitz; Sebastian Koch; Alexandra Maria Lara; Claudia Michelsen

Genres
Action, Drama, Foreign, Thriller

Description
In this acclaimed drama inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior (Heino Ferch) defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister (Alexandra Maria Lara) and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel. With the help of an engineer (Sebastian Koch), Melchior leads the risky plan, under constant threat of being discovered by the authorities.


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