A woman (Martina Gedeck) wakes up alone in a remote hunting cabin. The people she came to the cabin with didn't return from a trip to town the previous evening. She decides to walk into town to look for them. As she walks towards town, she discovers that an invisible wall has mysteriously appeared and is blocking the road. This may sound like the beginning of an old Twilight Zone, but it isn't science fiction. It's hard for me to categorize this movie.
The first act of the movie revolves around her attempts to defeat the wall. She rams it with her friends auto to no avail. She tries to find a way around it, also to no avail. She turns on the car's radio, but all she gets is static. The wall is invincible. Once that fact is established, the invisible wall fades from the plot entirely, like the McGuffin it is, never to be explained or cared about again.
She shares her new world with Lynx, her friend's dog, two cats, and a pregnant cow named Bella. Her new world is fairly large. There are other cabins, which are empty, a meadow, mountains, and streams. Trapped in this world with her are a herd of deer and other wild animals such as birds and foxes, but apparently, no people. In fact, using her binoculars to look beyond the wall, she can see no signs of other humans anywhere. She may be the last person on Earth, move over Charlton Heston.
At this point the movie turns to her struggle to adapt to her Garden of Eden minus Adam. The story is told in "voice over" flashbacks. This movie has the least amount of dialog since "Quest For Fire". The unnamed woman is writing about her experiences from some nebulous point in the future. This confused me at times because she'd talk about the death of an animal and in the next scene, there would be the animal alive and well.
The story is slow paced. At times I wanted to hurry it along. As others have stated. The Wall, which was shot in the Austrian mountains, is visually stunning. Besides the scenery, the best thing about this movie is the questions about life and man kinds' role in nature that it raises. The Wall is an intelligent, thought provoking, but ultimately depressing film. But, if you can stand a little sadness, it is well worth a watch.
Review by Mr Clean from the Internet Movie Database.