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Berlin: Fall of the Wall

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Berlin: The Fall of the Wall

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
50 minutes
distributor:
Warner Home Video
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a C+

It was a year ago Nov. 9 that the Berlin Wall was first opened, a Cold War milestone marked here by an ambling 50-minute German- produced documentary comprising Wall history, legend, and lore. While a useful Wall chronology and video scrapbook, Berlin: The Fall of the Wall is strangely bloodless and desultory — given the subject’s great urgency and drama. The best moments retell events surrounding the Wall’s construction in August 1961. C+

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