This is an interesting film about love and jealousy, and how an apparently quiet and normal man can disguise his mounting paranoia from everyone but the object of his suffocating affection, his wife. Because Jurgen Prochnow plays the unbalanced Guenther so well, there were times early on when my sympathy was with him. Even as the story progresses and his terrified wife, Hanna, is physically trapped in her home and all my sympathy was with her, it was still dreadful to watch the anguish on Guenther's face. This is an intelligent man, who deep down knows that everything he's doing is wrong, but can't help himself. Katharina Bohm matches Prochnow in the acting stakes, and there are moments when this seems like a good two-handed play. The final ten minutes are superb.
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