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THE TOWER (Germany)

August 8, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am


“A devastating German television mini-series about life in East Germany in the 1980s as experienced by a cultured family in suburban Dresden. A sweeping overview of a society that operates on fear, secrecy and duplicity. The Tower reminds us that the slogan “the personal is political” applies more than ever in a world where privacy has all but vanished, and any intrusion can be justified in the interests of security.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

THE TOWER reveals the intimate realities of life behind the Berlin Wall.  Based on Uwe Tellkamp’s acclaimed novel, heralded as “one of the most important books of European post-War literature,” THE TOWER portrays senior surgeon Richard Hoffmann, his wife Anne, their teenage son Christian, and their community of privileged intellectuals in suburban Dresden.


Writers:  Uwe Tellkamp, Thomas Kirchner
Director: Christian Schwochow
Running Time:  120 mins.
Genre:  Drama
Distributor:  Music Box Films
Country:  Germany
Language:  German w|English sbutitles
Rating:  N|R
Starring:  Jan Josef Liefers , Claudia Michelsen, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Nadja Uhl

AWARDS:  Adolf Grimme Awards, Germany: Best Director, Writer, Production Designer, Actor and Actress; Bambi Awards Reader’s Choice; Bavarian TV Awards, Best Actor and Actress; Golden Camera, Germany, Best Actress; Hessian TV Award, Best Actress; Jupiter Award, Best German TV Film;  Romy Gala, Austria, Favorite Actor

“‘The Tower’ offers solid performances and stories that hold interest. The film laudably manages the brave feat of delivering characters of imperfect character.” – Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal Intl.


Official website w|Trailer and Press Kit:  http://www.musicboxfilms.com/tower–the-movies-81.php?page_id=17


August 8, 2015
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society