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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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Krankenschwester
Anne Berger ...
Studenten
Alejandro Esquerra ...
Studenten
Kutrín Kreredis ...
Studenten
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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$8,632 (USA) (17 November 2006)
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Based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a 23-year-old student, who died of starvation after an exorcism in Miltenberg, Germany (1976). See more »

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Version of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) See more »

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Down 'n' Out
Performed by Light of Darkness
Written by J. Latimer, B. Grant, M. Reoch and M. Bebert
Courtesy of MOP-Musikverlag Hans Sikorski KG
With kind permission of Second Battle Records
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Sad, True, and Brilliant All at Once!
6 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is based on the true events that happened probably in the 1960s or 1970s, I'm not really sure. In the beginning, they make a statement that names were changed. Anyway, the actress who played Michaela is brilliant and unforgettable in a role that requires such brilliance. Her character is 21 year old who gets to study at an university. She aspires to be a teacher but she comes from a devout religious Catholic family in a small village. She delayed her education since she suffers from epilepsy but I think undiagnosed mental illness. She has seen doctors and been in hospitals for tests. Despite her obvious illness, she chooses to fight back the voices and visions. She gets to have a boyfriend, Stefan, and becomes close friends with a fellow student, Hanna, who also came from the same town as she did. Her tight knit family and the two priests still want to help Michaela through the darkest hours. Still, it's a tragic film with sad consequences. The actress who played Michaela's mom did a fabulous job in the role as did the rest of the cast.


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