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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

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This is my knife, and this is my dick - which one shall I stick into you?

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15 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Michael: crónica de una obsesión  »

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$3,366 (USA) (17 February 2012)

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$15,151 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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First film directed by known casting director Markus Schleinzer. See more »

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References Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) See more »

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My Secret Romance
Written by Iris, Hans Michael Fink
Performed by Hans Michael Fink, Markus Münzenrieder, Wolfgang Scheiblhofer, Philipp Tröstner, Michael Fink
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Outstanding and original piece of work.
26 October 2011 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

This film is an incredible, original and totally unexpected piece of work. Given the subject matter audiences may assume that this would be pure exploitation or self-consciously 'dark' or 'edgy' but the film is full of ambiguity and subtlety and the director does an amazing job of keeping distant and matter-of-fact about the characters without leering or over-dramatics. Recently there have been a number of films which attempt (sometimes desperately) to be disturbing or provocative with degrees of explicitness , the originality of Michael is it's lack of explicitness or exploitation (if it was any other form of relationship it would be rated PG) which gives it a unique and unsettling tone. The film is full of little details and memorable moments which linger and is closed by an unexpected ending which moves from tense to calm then back to tense, all with a subtlety and pace alien to Hollywood.


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