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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Michael Niemeyer
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Sandra Kornatz
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Frau Pötter
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Inka Pabst ...
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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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Bad, pathetic, ridiculous
13 July 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

***Spoilers*** ( (even though this junk can be hardly spoiled)

"Mother"'s acting was unbearable - her smile always had a touch of severe suffering even before anything happened. Her actions in the film were also absolutely incomprehensible. She doesn't tell her husband anything, when their 7 y.o. son accidentally kills a neighbor girl (even though her husband is an investigator in this case and could easily fix everything up if he knew what had happened). "Father" is a total idiot, and you can see it clearly at the end of the film, as he actually wants to bring his son and wife to the police, when he finds out about everything... Maybe it was a propaganda for a perfect-clerk who carries out his duty, even if he has to sacrifice his own family for it. I don't know. An average father would normally try to protect his family, regardless of what happens. In Germany it's obviously exactly the other way round.

I honestly even don't know why i'm writing about this horrible piece of trash. It was a totally boring movie, with some pseudo-ethical dilemmas. God, even if it was the last movie left on the planet I would burn it without a regret. Avoid at any cost!


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