Review: The Tower, 2014, dir. Christian Schwochow

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“Boy, has The Tower been put through the wringer in the last 6 years. It began its life as a novel in 2008; was translated into a two-part television event in 2012; and now has had both of those halves stitched together into a theatrical release for American theaters in 2014. Did Uwe Tellkamp anticipate that any of this might happen when he first penned his sprawling tale of life in 1980s East Germany? Tellkamp’s novel won the German Book Prize in the year of its debut, and went on to become a massively important work of cultural critique, so maybe he did.” – Via Movie Mezzanine

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