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The Little Girl Who Fell from the Tree (1998)

Ein tödliches Verhältnis (original title)
Set in Berlin, this film follows Lisa, a mysterious young lady who moves into an apartment, next door to newlyweds. Domesticated bliss is shown to be somewhat lacking for this couple, as ... See full summary »

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Michael Bartlett
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dominique Horwitz ... Ben
Floriane Daniel ... Jenny
Julia Jäger Julia Jäger ... Lisa
Dorothea Moritz Dorothea Moritz ... Frau Prack
Ingo Naujoks ... Leo
Rainer Strecker Rainer Strecker ... Vater
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manfred Banach Manfred Banach
Ulrike Hübschmann Ulrike Hübschmann ... Gynäkologin
Alister Mazzotti Alister Mazzotti ... Altkleidersammler
Tonia Maria Zindel Tonia Maria Zindel
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Set in Berlin, this film follows Lisa, a mysterious young lady who moves into an apartment, next door to newlyweds. Domesticated bliss is shown to be somewhat lacking for this couple, as these seemingly normal neighbors slowly betray odd characteristics... Jenny suffers from mental illness (perhaps exacerbated by abuse as a child) and Ben is a frustrated husband who deals with his wife's illness by becoming a workaholic. Into this unhappy couple's lives steps Lisa, who finds a needy friend in Jenny and a seductive game in snagging the wanting Ben. Written by Len Massaar

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Thriller

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Excellent thriller that will keep you guessing!
24 February 2005 | by LurkerFilmsSee all my reviews

This is an excellent thriller. Both my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised at how engaging the film actually was and how it kept us guessing almost to the end of the film. The success of the film lies squarely in the hands of Screenwriter/Director Michael Bartlett who does a brilliant job with creating an atmosphere of creeping uneasiness. It is also clear that the film was built on top of a solid script. My only gripe, albeit a small one, is that I felt that the film could have been condensed in places or edited differently as there seemed to be many repetitive shots that didn't add anything to the story. I too am really surprised that this film is not out on DVD yet or that a U.S. remake of the film has not been attempted. This is a keeper.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 April 1998 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Girl Who Fell from the Tree See more »

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Budget:

DEM4,000,000 (estimated)
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Rialto Film See more »
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Dolby SR

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Color
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