THE TOWER [Der Turm]

A searing look at Communist East Germany in its final decade, revealing the intimate realities of life behind the Berlin Wall. Based on Uwe Tellkamp's acclaimed novel, this riveting miniseries introduces respected surgeon Richard Hoffmann (Jan Josef Liefers, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX), his wife (Claudia Michelsen), their teenage son (Christian Sengewald) and their community of privileged intellectuals in suburban Dresden. Richard hides a passionate double life and shocking secrets that come back to haunt him. Against this tense climate of fear and mistrust, with the secret police lurking, choices are made and actions taken that have devastating repercussions.

DIR Christian Schwochow; SCR Thomas Kirchner, from the novel by Uwe Tellkamp; PROD Nico Hofmann, Matthias Adler, Benjamin Benedict. Germany, 2012, color, Part 1: 90 min; Part 2: 90 min. (daytime "marathon" screenings will include Parts 1 and 2 back-to-back with a 10-min intermission, 190 min total). In German with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Marathon" Screenings–Parts 1 & 2 back-to-back (w/10 min. intermission): Fri, Dec 6, 12:45; Mon, Dec 9, 12:45;
Tue, Dec 10, 12:45; Wed, Dec 11, 12:45; Thu, Dec 12, 12:45;
Fri, Dec 13, 12:45
Parts 1 and 2
No passes accepted.

Part 1: Fri, Dec 13, 9:30
Part 1
No passes accepted.

Part 2: Sat, Dec 14, 9:45
Part 2
No passes accepted.

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