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Berlin Syndrome

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Cate Shortland
  • 116 mins
  • 15

Summary

After a one-night stand with a man in Berlin, an Australian photographer wakes up to discover that he has imprisoned her in his flat. Horror, starring Teresa Palmer and and Max Riemelt

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

A female backpacker is held captive in this gripping, beautifully shot psychological thriller packed with chilling moments and suspenseful sequences. Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) plays Clare, a young Australian woman who has travelled to Berlin on her own. While exploring the city, she meets a handsome, charming schoolteacher named Andi (Max Riemelt), who seems like a nice guy. After spending the night together, however, Clare wakes up to find she is trapped in Andi's apartment, and that he has no intention of letting her leave. What follows is deeply unsettling and quietly horrifying, not least because Andi behaves as though the two of them are a normal couple. The film is a bit slow to start, but it gradually evolves into a riveting, tension-soaked thriller that will keep you on tenterhooks until the very end.

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Credits

Cast

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Clare HavelTeresa Palmer
Andi WernerMax Riemelt
Erich WernerMatthias Habich
Franka HummelsEmma Bading
JanaElmira Bahrami
PeterChristoph Franken
Elodie ZadikianLucie Aron
Aaron HurwitzNassim Avat
Billy DharmaThuso Lekwape
SilkeLara Marie Müller

Crew

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DirectorCate Shortland

Details

Theatrical distributor
Curzon Artificial Eye
Released on
2017-06-09
Languages
English | German | Russian
Guidance
Violence, sex scenes, nudity
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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