Aelrun Goette's critically acclaimed drama deals with a fatal mother-son relationship and the fear of a bitter truth. Jenny's life with her husband and their seven-year old son Tim seems to... See full summary »

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Jenny Niemayer
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Aelrun Goette's critically acclaimed drama deals with a fatal mother-son relationship and the fear of a bitter truth. Jenny's life with her husband and their seven-year old son Tim seems to be perfect, until she finds a crying Tim in the cellar, when she returns from a party at her friend Sandra's house. The confused boy leads her to a place in a nearby forest, where they find the dead body of Sandra's daughter Luzi. Although realizing that Tim killed the girl, Jenny tries everything to keep secret the truth... Written by fippi2000

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28 August 2005 (Germany)  »

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How far will you go to protect your child?
13 June 2007 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

"Unter dem Eis", or "Under The Ice" is a disturbing psycho thriller from Germany that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The director is obviously inspired by the works of Michael Hanneke in Funny Games and Benny's video. The story evolves around a mother who discovers that her young son has killed his playmate. Oblivious to the signs that there is something fundamentally wrong with her child she gives in to her motherly instinct. She does everything in her power to protect her child and hide the truth from everyone, including her husband who happens to be the investigating officer. Strong cast, chilling story. The film is very powerful and feels shockingly real. Michael Hanneke must be proud. If you like his work, you'll love this movie.


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