In January of 1962, 29 East Berliners escaped to West Berlin via a tunnel they had dug beneath the Berlin Wall, led by Erwin Becker, a chauffeur in the car pool of the East Germany Parliament, who served as technical adviser on this film.
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German-American propaganda movie directed by a 62 year old Robert Siodmak. It's raining, it's cold, it's grey, it's gloomy, people never smile, it's East Berlin. As soon as you pass the Wall, well, it's raining, it's cold, it's grey, it's gloomy but people always smile. Already forgotten.