The Simpsons Did It! New Trailer for ‘The Wall’ Offers a Haunting, Sci-Fi Tinged Return to Nature

By  · Published on May 10th, 2013

A woman awakens one day to discover her mountain cabin has been separated from the rest of the world by an invisible wall. She can see through it, but she’s unable to pass. As the days turn to weeks and the seasons begin to change her solitude becomes more and more of a threat to her survival. What caused it? Why is it happening? When will it end?

Damned if I know, but my ignorance doesn’t stop me from loving the first trailer for Julian Pölsler’s new film, The Wall. It’s wonderfully atmospheric and creates a real sense of isolation, and if nothing else it makes for an interesting companion piece to the upcoming limited TV series of Stephen King’s Under the Dome.

Check out the trailer for The Wall below.

There’s no doubt the film is a visual stunner, but the trailer doesn’t reveal what it’s ultimately about. That’s not a bad thing. Is it as simple as an extended Twilight Zone episode? Is it a metaphor for loneliness, depression or the exclusionary effects of technology? Is it a one-woman remake of The Simpsons Movie?

The official synopsis from distributor Music Box Films is here.

A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature.”

The Wall begins a limited theatrical rollout on June 7th, 2013.

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