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Requiem (2006)

 -  Drama  -  2 March 2006 (Germany)
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An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.

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Michaela Klingler
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Karl Klingler
Imogen Kogge ...
Marianne Klingler
Anna Blomeier ...
Hanna Imhof
Nicholas Reinke ...
Stefan Weiser
Jens Harzer ...
Martin Borchert (Exorzist)
Walter Schmidinger ...
Gerhard Landauer (Exorzist)
Friederike Adolph ...
Helga Klingler
Irene Kugler ...
Heimleiterin Krämer
Johann Adam Oest ...
Professor Schneider
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Anne Berger ...
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Alejandro Esquerra ...
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Kutrín Kreredis ...
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Hannah Neumann ...
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It is the 70's, and in the German countryside the epileptic Michaela Klingler joins the pedagogy course at the University against the will of her pious mother, Marianne. However her father Karl Klingler rents her a room in the sorority house and Michaela travels to Tübingen. As the semester progresses, Michaela befriends her former high school friend, Hanna Imhof, who forces her to seek medical help. When Michaela has a crisis, she stops taking her medication and believes she is possessed by demons, and her health gets worse. She decides to seek out a priest, Martin Borchert, who believes in exorcism whereas the progressive parochial priest Gerhard Landauer tries to convince her to go to a psychologist. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$3,309 (USA) (20 October 2006)

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"Poignant horror drama..."
26 April 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

German screenwriter and director Hans-Christian Schmid's fifth feature film which was written by German screenwriter Bernd Linge, is loosely based on the real-life events of a woman from Leiblfing, Bavaria in West-Germany named Anneliese Michel (1952-1976), who was believed to be possessed by demons. It was shot on various locations in Baden-Württemberg in south-western Germany, premiered In competition at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival in 2006 and was produced by Hans-Christian Schmid. It tells the story about Michaela Klingler, a 21-year-old epileptic woman who lives with her strict catholic parents and her younger sister Helga. Though Michaela's mother Marianne expresses her worries about her daughter's condition, Michaela is determined to take up her teaching studies after having lived at home for one year and lately having functioned well without her medication. Supported by her father Karl, Michaela moves into a student home in Tübingen. Happy to get away from her life with her parents, Michaela continues her studies and befriends university students Hanna and Stefan. Michaela doesn't tell her new friends about her condition and tries her best to conceal it, but all of the sudden her epileptic seizures becomes worse and she begins to hear voices. Afraid that anyone she tells it to will think she has gone mad, Michaela keeps it to herself, but as the voices grows increasingly troublesome she begins to believe that she is possessed by demons and decides to contact a priest.

Acutely and engagingly directed by Hans-Christian Schmid in a documentary-like style, this invariably gripping German production which is set in the early 1970s and based on a true story about a woman who underwent several exorcisms, draws an incisive portrayal of a young woman's difficult relationship with her parents and her afflicting battle against her unpredictable condition which has her trapped in a limbo-like state. While notable for it's naturalistic milieu depictions, the fine production design by German production designer Christian M. Goldbeck, cinematography by Polish cinematographer Bogumil Godfrejov and the efficient editing by German film editors Bernd Schlegel and Hansjörg Weissbrich, this character-driven mystery depicts an in-depth and moving study of character which examines themes like family relations, misidentification and the collision between faith and science.

This harrowing and cogently narrated story is impelled and reinforced by the heartrending and emphatic acting performance by German actress Sandra Hüller in her complicated and first major role and the fine supporting acting performances by German actor Burghart Klaussner and German actress Imogen Kogge. A poignant horror drama which gained, among numerous other awards, the Silver Bear for Best Actress Sandra Hüller and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival in 2006 and the award for Best Actress Sandra Hüller, Best Film and the Jose Luis Guarner Critic Award at the 39th Stiges-Catalonian International Film Festival in 2006.


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