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Flashback (2000)

Flashback - Mörderische Ferien (original title)
As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Niehaus ...
Jeanette Fielmann
Xaver Hutter ...
Leon Schroeder
Alexandra Neldel ...
Melissa Schroeder
Simone Hanselmann ...
Lissy Schroeder
Erich Schleyer ...
Dr. Martin
Katja Woywood ...
Ella
Fabian Zapatka ...
Jörg
Christian Näthe ...
Paul
Michael Greiling ...
Hannes Fielmann
Nicola Etzelstorfer ...
Young Jeanette Fielmann
Allegra Curtis ...
Michelle Fielmann
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Frau Lust
Detlev Buck ...
Psychiater (as Detlef Buck)
Marina Mehlinger ...
Mädchen im Zugabteil
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Junge im Zugabteil
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As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own. Soon, Jeanette discovers with horror that many of her new found friends have been murdered. Does her painful past hide a mystery that could help her bring an end to the death around her? Written by Irishlass240 (smmorr240@aol.com)

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Rated R for strong violence/gore and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Shot in an 2,35;1 ratio, it was never released on DVD and VHS that way. Only in 1,85;1. See more »

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The blender that Jeannie puts the cat in can no longer be heard in the background after Lissie discovers it, but no one turns the blender off. See more »

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Blood and BS
21 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Overall: B+ / 7 of 10 Jeanette is a young woman living in mental health facility since she was a girl. She is haunted by the nightmares of when her parents were brutally murdered by a serial killer with a fetish for killing his victims with a sickle while wearing women's clothing. When the doctor's release she is hired a French tutor for the children of a well-to-do business man. But her new found life out in the real world is short lived when the killer comes back for her. The direction is above average for a film of this nature with good visual flare that owes to several masters of the genre (Dario Argento). The script is a rehash of a lot films. Scream, Psycho and I Know What You Did Last Summer come to mind some of the deaths are lifts from other films but the humor injected into the story is grin inducing. The acting is par for a horror movie that never takes itself too seriously. The photography is excellent. There are many scenes that have cool lighting and camerawork with lots of cranes and big establishing shots. The editing is straight forward and doesn't get in the way. The music is fun and just as over the top as the rest of the film.The film has a decent amount of blood and will keep the gore hounds entertained with slashing, mutilated bodies and snowblown body parts (a really fun scene on its' own). Overall we have a standard horror script that borrows heavily from the genre but mixes in some fun comedy and an irreverence that's all its' own. An interesting and fun twist ending meet you at the end. The is a light hearted German film that is equal parts blood and comedy. Great fun!


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