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Berlin Syndrome (2017)

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A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

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Erich Werner
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Franka Hummels
Elmira Bahrami ...
Jana
Christoph Franken ...
Peter
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Elodie Zadikan
Nassim Avat ...
Aaron Hurwitz
Malin Steffen ...
Swedish Girl
Thuso Lekwape ...
Billy Dharma
Morgane Ferru ...
Jesie Lamarque
Lara Marie Müller ...
Silke
Elias Esser ...
Boy 1
Claude Heinrich ...
Boy 2
Nadine Peschel ...
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While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist, Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong sexuality, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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26 May 2017 (USA)  »

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A Síndrome de Berlin  »

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Melanie Joosten's novel marked her debut novel and won her the 'Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers' and she was as one of the 'Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist 2012'. Melbourne-raised Joosten visited Berlin herself for the first time when she was backpacking Europe at the age of 22. See more »

Quotes

Andi: What would be the worst thing I could ever do to you? Don't worry... I would never do it. We are a team.
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Soundtracks

Gokyuzu (bio-mix)
Written by Özlem Ylmaz & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Kasbah Rockers feat. Özlem
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Prod.
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A very bad man and not a bad film
6 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film without having any idea of the plot other than it was a thriller about an Australian tourist in Germany.

The production is very well done. It has enough stylising to make it visually interesting without being overbearing - it fits the subject, which is the darker side of a European country that has emerged from an old oppressive regime.

I don't recall seeing either of the main cast (Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt) in anything before and was impressed by their portrayal of Clare and Andi. The characters were real - they were believable.

Overall this is a good quality film worth watching, especially if you are a fan of movies that portray the darker side of life without ridiculous amounts of inappropriate gore.


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