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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Bibiana Beglau ...
Jenny Niemayer
Adrian Wahlen ...
Dirk Borchardt ...
Michael Niemeyer
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Sandra Kornatz
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Frau Pötter
Barbara Focke ...
Hildegard Bohn
Nicole Mercedes Müller ...
Thorsten Merten ...
Günther Kornatz
Bruno F. Apitz ...
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Inka Pabst ...
Inka Clausener
Eva Mende ...
Maria Schneider
Susanna Kraus ...
Katharina von Sewczeck-Beyer
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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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Good and intelligent.

Well paced and built, though it is to be expected it won't go down in the history of movie-making as a masterpiece, but it is in general more than worthwhile watching. A rather droll mother-son relationship, well presented and above all, acted by mother and child. The husband character is rather stereotyped, but in a way unless he were some kind of mind reader he could not have an idea of what actually happened until events led him to it, and the neighbors, parents of the missing child could have been more developed by the script writers and the director. I wouldn't expect the mother-son clothing changing scene in a movie made this, generally more prudish, side of the Atlantic but it only goes to show how healthier mainstream continental European attitude towards nudity is.


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