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Thomas Reitmair (screenplay) &
Olaf Ittenbach (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 2003 (Germany) See more »
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A woman whose family was brutally murdered when she was little is instructed by her family's ghosts to bring the killers to them so their souls can rest in peace. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Natacza Boon ... Rebecca Verlaine (as Natacza S. Boon)
James Matthews-Pyecka ... Thomas Munster
Daryl Jackson ... David Riven
Bela B. ... Gabriel Verlaine (as Bela B. Felsenheimer)
Donald Stewart ... Don Creedon
Alexandra Thom-Heinrich ... Barbara Creedon
Jean-Luc Julien ... Medic
Anika Julien ... Young Rebecca
Jeff Motherhead ... Roger
Kayla Motherhead ... Melanie

Barrett Jones ... Officer 1 (as Berret Jones)
Damian Coyle ... Officer 2
Anthony Failla ... Officer 3
Stefan Hummel ... Officer 4
Karin Kain ... Waitress
Thomas Reitmair ... Arrested Punk
Martina Ittenbach ... Community Member 1 (as Martina Schuster)
Jacek Gluszko ... Community Member 2
Andrea Losleben ... Community Member 4
Peter Hentschel ... Community Member 5
Elá Zengin ... Community Member 6 (as Funda Zengin)
Anja Lange ... Community Member 9
Salvatore Pascale ... Special Force 01
Christoph Baumann ... Special Force 02

Heiko Dietz ... Special Force 06
Jürgen Schiffarth ... Special Force 07 (as Jürgen Schilffarth)
Dittmar Gotzmann ... Special Force 09
Burhan Özdal ... Special Force 10
Olaf Ittenbach ... Special Force 11
Torsten Mühlbach ... Special Force 12
Laurie Norquist ... TV Assistant (as Laurie R. Norquist)
Sharon Bennett ... News Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralf Altendorfer ... Medic 1 (uncredited)

Marcus Lucas ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Olaf Ittenbach 
Writing credits
Thomas Reitmair (screenplay) &
Olaf Ittenbach (screenplay)

Produced by
Yazid Benfeghoul .... producer
Sören Bode .... line producer
Ricky Goldberg .... producer
Leo Helfer .... producer
Olaf Ittenbach .... executive producer
Original Music by
Thomas Reitmair 
A.G. Striedl  (as Albert G. Striedl)
Cinematography by
Holger Fleig (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eckart Zerzawy  (as Eckard Zerzawy)
Production Design by
Torsten Mühlbach 
Costume Design by
Barbara Schwarz 
Makeup Department
Tommy Opatz .... hair stylist
Tommy Opatz .... makeup artist
Sabine Riedel .... second makeup artist (as Sabine Riedl)
Production Management
Peter Hentschel .... production manager
Stefan Hummel .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Kolodzik .... second assistant director
Thomas Reitmair .... first assistant director
Art Department
Torsten Mühlbach .... property master
Sound Department
Chris Heck .... sound re-recording mixer
Olaf Ittenbach .... sound designer
Jennifer Siedler .... sound recordist
Florian Streitwieser .... boom operator
Eckart Zerzawy .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Olaf Ittenbach .... special makeup effects
Tommy Opatz .... special makeup effects
Pit Rotter .... pyrotechnician (as Pitt Rotter)
Salvatore Pascale .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexandra Anderlik .... electrician
Stefan Biebl .... steadicam operator
Philipp Chudalla .... video camera: making-of (as Phillip Chudalla)
Marc Draeger .... electrician
Peter Hentschel .... video camera: making-of
Stefan Hummel .... key grip
Lisa Kolodzik .... still photographer
Bartek Latosinski .... first assistant camera
Bartek Latosinski .... second unit camera
Torsten Mühlbach .... still photographer
Ralf Nowak .... gaffer
Gerd Reda .... best boy (as Gerhard Reda)
Thomas Reitmair .... clapper
Simone Schmid .... third assistant camera
Simon Zeller .... second assistant camera
Burhan Özdal .... electrician
Casting Department
Sören Bode .... casting
Stefan Hummel .... casting
Jean-Luc Julien .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cordula Jung .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Armin Schmidt .... trailer editor
Hannes Titze .... editing assistant
Klaus Weger .... color matcher
Music Department
Märgen Buhl .... chorals
Thomas Koppelt .... musician
Martin Lutz .... music consultant
Martin Lutz .... musician
Thomas Reitmair .... musician
A.G. Striedl .... musician
Transportation Department
Jacek Gluszko .... driver
Lisa Kolodzik .... driver
Hannes Titze .... driver
Other crew
Ralf Altendorfer .... medical equipment
Sören Bode .... location manager
Sören Bode .... production accountant
Philipp Chudalla .... designer: Verlaine page (as Phillip Chudalla)
Philipp Chudalla .... making-of (as Phillip Chudalla)
Jacek Gluszko .... production coordinator
Sonja Huber .... location manager
Olaf Ittenbach .... production accountant
Karen Kain .... continuity
Karen Kain .... script supervisor
Rainer Metz .... weapons
Armin Schmidt .... designer: title and credits
Hannes Titze .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Haunting of Rebecca Verlaine" - USA (DVD title)
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Germany:86 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Australia:R (2008) | Austria:18 (uncut version) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:18 (JK/SPIO) (cut) | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Gore-den of Blood, more like it!, 7 December 2013
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

The only survivor of a horrific massacre when she was six years old, Rebecca Verlaine (Natacza Boon) has blocked out all memory of the terrible event, so she is understandably shocked when she begins to experience visions of her dead father and his mutilated pals, urging her to find those responsible for their deaths so that they can seek retribution.

Garden of Love? Don't worry… Olaf Ittenbach hasn't gone soft on us and made a romantic drama; despite the soppy sounding title, it's business as usual for the German splatter director, meaning extreme gore by the bucket-load, with heads squished, bodies torn asunder, guts ripped out, and blood splashed all over the place. The only problem is that, in order to get to the good stuff, one has to endure those other Ittenbach movie traits: iffy acting (English dialogue with a strong Teutonic twist), questionable direction, and uneven pacing—in this case the film takes an age to get going, explodes into violence for the film's standout scene, drags again, and then gets nice and bloody for the ending.

Still, fans of the director's other work should be well aware of what they're getting into and will no doubt hang on in there though the less eventful bits, safe in the knowledge that, when Ittenbach does open his bag of special effects, it is guaranteed to get very messy indeed.

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