MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,959 this week

Mercy (2012)
"Gnade" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 579 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 30 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (script translation)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 54 titles
created 11 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 605 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mercy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mercy (2012)

Mercy (2012) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mercy.
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Free Will (2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A man is released from a mental institution after serving 9 years for multiple rape.

Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Sabine Timoteo, André Hennicke, Manfred Zapatka
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days - far enough away from his parents Gitte and Günter whose bourgeois ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid
Stars: Lars Eidinger, Egon Merten, Eva Meckbach
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Chris Kraus
Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Nadja Uhl, Margit Carstensen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined.

Director: Maren Ade
Stars: Eva Löbau, Daniela Holtz, Jan Neumann
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As Tobias, a young director, supposes that his girl-friend Ellen had an affair with his brother Markus, front man of "Hansen", one year ago, he decides to shoot a documentary about the ... See full summary »

Director: Lars Kraume
Stars: Florian Lukas, Jürgen Vogel, Heike Makatsch
Vacation I (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Thomas Arslan
Stars: Angela Winkler, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm
Die Mediocren (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A film about life's problems and the love affairs of two men and women in their twenties. They pretend to suffer from the mediocrity of their lives but in fact try to cover their own lack ... See full summary »

Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Dani Levy, Jasmin Tabatabai, Andreja Schneider
Requiem (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Katrin Bretschneider, Torsten Buchsteiner, Christian Find
Die Lebenden und die Toten (TV Movie 2013)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Axel Buchholz, Kerem Can, Marko Dyrlich
Sexy Sadie (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Edgar, a convicted serial killer, is told by the female prison doctor that he will die of a brain tumor within days. Holding her hostage he manages to escape intending to quietly enjoy his ... See full summary »

Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Jürgen Vogel, Thomas Heinze
The Delay (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A single mother with 3 kids working from home as a tailor for a big textile firm. She is left with taking care of her aging father and gets no support from her sister on this... See full synopsis »

Director: Rodrigo Plá
Stars: Néstor Guzzini, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Temponi
Die Stunde des Wolfes (TV Movie 2011)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Silke Bodenbender, Jürgen Vogel, Ronald Zehrfeld
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Birgit Minichmayr ...
Maria
...
Niels
Henry Stange ...
Markus
...
Linda
Maria Bock ...
Wenche
...
Björn
Iren Reppen ...
Sofie
Richard André Knutsen ...
Mikkel
Kristoffer Mortensen ...
Ole
Katharina Strauch ...
Stine (as Katharina Strauch)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El perdón  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mercy, not forgiveness
26 October 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

European (or at least German) cinema isn't exactly known for its genre blockbusters. Most of it are silly comedies or dead-serious dramas, often historical. These usually come across (to me) as pretentious and unauthentic, screaming to be taken seriously while mostly failing at visual storytelling.

This movie seemed to fit right into that category. Surprisingly, it doesn't. While there were some moments in the movie where I thought it was a bit constructed, it felt very honest overall. It takes itself serious, but also its audience and medium. It is real cinema, gripping and atmospheric, but also not over-styled. Desipite it's substance matter it's not a talking-heads movie, but knows when to let the visuals and music talk for themselves.

If you have seen the trailer, you probably already know a bit too much. On the other hand, the movie really isn't about any plot-twists or spectacular effects, and it thankfully avoids those and other clichés completely. It should be noted that it is rather slow-paced, and some plot-points are left open, but that's very likely all deliberate and very fitting. The only real complaint I have is the jarring Apple product placement. That was so out of place I wanted to throw up.

One more thing: Note that the title is "Mercy". Some critics talk about forgiveness in relation to the story, but without spoiling anything, that is precisely NOT what it is about.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
See the film in L.A. on January 19th wendykingfilm
How can I legally watch this movie in Hong Kong? leelapfung
3 reasons you have to see this william_moon
Discuss Mercy (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?