a must see movie – Der Tunnel

I am not one to review or advertise a lot of movies on my blog, which is mostly because I don’t watch a lot of movies. The other day my Netflix mailer surprised me with a German movie called Der Tunnel (translated…The Tunnel). It’s a true story about a professional German swim champion and a group of comrades who dig a tunnel from underneath the Berlin Wall to rescue friends and family caught in the more ever-more-restrictive nation of East Germany.

Having grown up in West Germany in a family broken up and scattered across the region by World War II, a number of my relatives lost their lives trying to re-unite with the people they love by fleeing a country that wasn’t theirs. Der Tunnel is a story of friendship and courage,  describing recent history very close to my heart.