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  (in credits order)

Kostja Ullmann ... Jan Winkler

Maren Kroymann ... Elsa Seifert
Moritz Grove ... Frieder
Sila Sahin ... Sonnur
Ada Labahn ... Manuela
Markus Voellenklee ... Raimar
Stephanie Charlotta Koetz ... Daniela
Sophie Rogall ... Babette
Susanne Billig ... Narrator TV
Katharina Pichler ... Verkäuferin
Michael Pink ... Jugendrichter
Frank Meyer-Brockmann ... Ralf

Directed by
Angelina Maccarone 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susanne Billig 

Produced by
Ulrike Zimmermann .... executive producer
Ulrike Zimmermann .... producer
Original Music by
Hartmut Ewert 
Jacob Hansonis 
Cinematography by
Bernd Meiners 
Film Editing by
Bettina Böhler 
Production Design by
Bernhard A. Homann 
Costume Design by
Inger-Sophie Frerichs 
Makeup Department
Axel Wilms .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tina Dupuy .... assistant director
Sound Department
Sascha Heiny .... sound mixer
Andreas Henke .... sound designer
Dirk Homann .... sound mixer
Johanna Wienert .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Rico Danschke .... digital colorist
Other crew
Lewis Cole .... script editor
Giovanni Robbiano .... script editor
Maite Wokoeck .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Verfolgt" - Germany (original title)
"Punish Me" - USA (DVD title)
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Germany:87 min | Switzerland:85 min | Argentina:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: At one point, Jan gets into Elsa's car as she is parked on a busy street. This is shot from inside the car and, through the windscreen can be seen, parked directly in front of Elsa, a Mk.1 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. In the next wide-shot of Elsa pulling out of the parking spot, the car directly in front of her is an Opel Tigra, with the Golf now in front of the Opel.See more »


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Self-perception and self-understanding may result in chaos and pain, 29 January 2015
Author: Bene Cumb from Estonia

It happens sometimes that a new person or event could trigger a recognition that you are so fond of something uncomfortable or even prohibited... An example of this we see in Verfolgt where both protagonists - a 16-years-old lad and a 50-years-old woman obtain new, sexually-related experiences. But as they live in a world of laws and prejudices, their action - though of mutual consent - give rise to problems both at physical and emotional level.

All this here is skilfully, without sensationalism and pseudo-eroticism, depicted, and splendid performances (particularly Kostja Ullmann as Jan Winkler and Maren Kroymann as Elsa Seifert) let the film follow smoothly and without blah feelings. Whipping in German atmosphere is not, of course, very erotic, neither is black-and-white very sensual, but it is not disturbing - alike in many other "artistic" films. The ending, however, could have been more catchy, with a twist or something.

Recommended, unless you feel embarrassed of the topics of SM and/or intergenerational relationships.

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