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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
Emma Bading ...
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 ...
Mother
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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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The apartment that Clare is trapped in is based on a real one, in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood of Berlin. Director Cate Shortland: "It was a 50- or 60-apartment building with [only] about eight apartments occupied. But all of our young people are flocking there. It's kind of a beautiful idea, wanting to get out and explore, and hoping the artistic and cultural dynamic of the city will rub off on you. It's a place with a lot of community feeling, but in winter it's also an incredibly monstrous, grey, miserable place." [The Guardian. June 2017] See more »

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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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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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The Collector in Berlin
1 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Australian photographer Clare (Teresa Palmer) is visiting Berlin alone on vacation and taking photos of the buildings since she intends to write a book about architecture. When she stumbles upon the German high school teacher Andi (Max Riemelt), the chemistry is good and they have one night stand in his isolated apartment in an abandoned building. In the morning, Clare wakes up and does not find the key to leave the apartment. When Andi arrives from his work, Clare tells that she was locked but Andi shows the key on the table. Clare spends another night with Andi, but on the next morning she finds that the key does not open the front door and the chip of her cellphone was removed. Soon she learns that Andi is a sexual psychopath and will not let her go away. What will happen to Clare?

"Berlin Syndrome" is a tense and quite theatrical Australian thriller with a storyline very similar to 1965 "The Collector". Teresa Palmer is an excellent actress and has a magnificent performance with Max Riemelt. They practically participate in most of the scenes and have the chance to shine. The direction is precise and the makeup is impressive, giving the sensation to the viewer that the characters are wounded indeed. The pace is adequate to build the tension until the last scene. My vote is seven.

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