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Mercy (2012)

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A struggling German couple starts finding each other again after keeping as a secret about being responsible for a horrific accident.

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Birgit Minichmayr ...
Maria
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Niels
Henry Stange ...
Markus
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Linda
Maria Bock ...
Wenche
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Björn
Iren Reppen ...
Sofie
Richard André Knutsen ...
Mikkel
Kristoffer Mortensen ...
Ole
Katharina Strauch ...
Stine (as Katharina Strauch)
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A German couple with a teenage son struggling with their marriage has moved to Kirkenes in the far North of Norway to save their relationship, in an exciting environment where the sun doesn't go down during night at summertime, and where two months of winter have no daylight. Then a horrific accident occurs, when the fabulous Northern lights distracts her while driving home after a night shift, ands she hits something with the car. Thinking it was an animal, she is shocked when she realizes it was a girl she ran over. But no-one has seen her, and no-one knows. The couple agree upon not telling anyone about who is responsible, and the secret blows new spike into their relationship. But can this go on like this? Written by OJT

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Life and other miserable things
3 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Life is full of decisions we regret. So while the inciting incident in this case seems a bit stretched (considering who was involved and what the person did after it, held up against the job said character has and what that person is generally doing), it is only human. As is error of course and therefor this should be something you should be able to understand.

The movie does not take the usual path in some cases (relationship between Vogels character and his wife and others who are interacting with those two) and you may feel a little but cheated in some situations. Overall the drama is not amplified or enhanced whatever the cost may be. You'll either find that a good strategy or weak. The location is a very big part of it all and it plays into the living and everything else in the movie. A drama that is more subtle that you might think, with great performances


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