The Tunnel

The Tunnel (2001)

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2001-01-21
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 95 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 30min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Sat.1
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Roland Suso Richter
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Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.

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  • Heino Ferch

    as Harry Melchior
  • Nicolette Krebitz

    as Friederike " Fritzi " Scholz
  • Sebastian Koch

    as Matthis Hiller
  • Alexandra Maria Lara

    as Lotte Lohmann
  • Claudia Michelsen

    as Carola Hiller
  • Felix Eitner

    as Fred von Klausnitz
  • Mehmet Kurtuluş

    as Vittorio Castanza
  • Heinrich Schmieder

    as Theo Lohmann
  • Uwe Kockisch

    as Oberst Krüger
  • Karin Baal

    as Marianne von Krausnitz
  • Dorothea Moritz

    as Hermine
  • Wolf-Dietrich Sprenger

    as Fotograf Grüner
  • Florian Panzner

    as Heiner
  • Sarah Kubel

    as Ina Lohmann
  • Ruth Glöss

    as Mutter Fritzi
  • Wilfried Hochholdinger

    as Bellofs
  • Christine Harbort

    as Frau Meckel
  • Wilhelm Manske

    as Kaderführer
  • Hans Nitschke

    as Trainer Harry
Sound Harald Kloser Original Music Composer
Editing Peter R. Adam Editor
Directing Roland Suso Richter Director
Production Nico Hofmann Producer
Production Madeleine Remy Executive Producer
Sound Thomas Wander Original Music Composer
Camera Martin Langer Director of Photography
Writing Johannes W. Betz Screenplay
Art Bettina Schmidt Production Design
Production Rita Serra-Roll Casting
Production Ariane Krampe Producer
Production Madeleine Remy Line Producer
Production Alicia Remirez Executive Producer