Winner of 9 awards internationally, including Best Movie for Television at the German Television Awards.
Based On A True Story Of A Group Of East Berliners Escaping To The West. Harry Melchior As A Champion East German Swimmer At Odds With The System Under Which He As Already Been Imprisoned. On His Own Escape, He Is Determined To Arrange The Escape To The West Of His Sister And Her Family. The Idea Of The Tunnel Is Born, But The Project Does Not Run Smoothly. The Participants Struggle Not Only With The Massive Logistics Of Their Task, But Betrayal From Friends In The East. And Always The East German Police (the Stasi) Are Close To Discovering The Plot?