Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Tunnel


3.8 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
$28.15 $12.64
(Oct 04, 2005)

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Anti-communist East German swimming champion Harry Melchior (Heino Ferch) narrowly escapes the Communist regime just after the Berlin Wall is completed, and is determined to rescue his beloved sister, whom he was forced to leave behind.


A gripping escape plan provides the narrative spine to The Tunnel, an exciting Cold War story. This film fictionalizes the true story of the digging of a 430-foot tunnel running under the Berlin Wall in 1964, as tunnel rats on the west side labor to find a way out for friends and family in the Communist East. The principals are led by a famous German swimmer (the excellent Heino Ferch, sort of the German Bruce Willis), whose sister is trapped in East Berlin. Juicy characters abound, including some compromised East Berliners and unlikely heroes on the West side. Also incorporated into this story is an American TV news crew shooting the digging as it goes along. Director Roland Suso Richter shot The Tunnel for television and if it is somewhat artless, it still grabs the viewer in irresistible suspense--and sustains the tension for 167 minutes. Like its heroes, this film is dogged and emotionally committed. --Robert Horton

Special features

  • Making-of Featurette (25 minutes)
  • Theatrical trailer

Product details

  • Actors: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara, Claudia Michelsen
  • Directors: Roland Suso Richter
  • Writers: Johannes W. Betz
  • Producers: Alicia Remirez, Ariane Krampe, Madeleine Remy, Nico Hofmann
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Homevision
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,246 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "The Tunnel" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

April 15, 2009
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
January 2, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
December 8, 2007
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
October 6, 2012
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
February 27, 2018
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
August 24, 2016
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
August 1, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 15, 2013
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews