Video Review

Berlin: Fall of the Wall (1990)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Warner Home Video

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+

Originally posted Nov 02, 1990 Published in issue #38 Nov 02, 1990 Order article reprints

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