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Flashback (2000)

Flashback - Mörderische Ferien (original title)
As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own... See full summary »


Michael Karen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Niehaus ... Jeanette Fielmann
Xaver Hutter Xaver Hutter ... Leon Schroeder
Alexandra Neldel Alexandra Neldel ... Melissa Schroeder
Simone Hanselmann ... Lissy Schroeder
Erich Schleyer Erich Schleyer ... Dr. Martin
Katja Woywood ... Ella
Fabian Zapatka Fabian Zapatka ... Jörg
Christian Näthe ... Paul
Michael Greiling Michael Greiling ... Hannes Fielmann
Nicola Etzelstorfer Nicola Etzelstorfer ... Young Jeanette Fielmann
Allegra Curtis Allegra Curtis ... Michelle Fielmann
Elke Sommer ... Frau Lust
Detlev Buck ... Psychiater (as Detlef Buck)
Marina Mehlinger Marina Mehlinger ... Mädchen im Zugabteil
Sebastian Deyle ... Junge im Zugabteil


As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own. Soon, Jeanette discovers with horror that many of her new found friends have been murdered. Does her painful past hide a mystery that could help her bring an end to the death around her? Written by Irishlass240 (smmorr240@aol.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Shot in a 2,35;1 aspect ratio, it was never released on home video that way. Only in 1,85;1. See more »


When Leon takes the knife from Melissa in the barn, the sound of metal scraping against metal can be heard, but the knife is the only metallic object in sight. See more »

Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was edited for violence/gore to secure a "Not under 18" rating from the FSK. This version was also released on DVD and VHS. The uncut version was shown on German Pay TV channel Premiere. Only in 2018 the uncut version was released on Blu-ray and DVD. See more »


References Creepshow (1982) See more »


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Blood and BS
21 June 2003 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

Overall: B+ / 7 of 10 Jeanette is a young woman living in mental health facility since she was a girl. She is haunted by the nightmares of when her parents were brutally murdered by a serial killer with a fetish for killing his victims with a sickle while wearing women's clothing. When the doctor's release she is hired a French tutor for the children of a well-to-do business man. But her new found life out in the real world is short lived when the killer comes back for her. The direction is above average for a film of this nature with good visual flare that owes to several masters of the genre (Dario Argento). The script is a rehash of a lot films. Scream, Psycho and I Know What You Did Last Summer come to mind some of the deaths are lifts from other films but the humor injected into the story is grin inducing. The acting is par for a horror movie that never takes itself too seriously. The photography is excellent. There are many scenes that have cool lighting and camerawork with lots of cranes and big establishing shots. The editing is straight forward and doesn't get in the way. The music is fun and just as over the top as the rest of the film.The film has a decent amount of blood and will keep the gore hounds entertained with slashing, mutilated bodies and snowblown body parts (a really fun scene on its' own). Overall we have a standard horror script that borrows heavily from the genre but mixes in some fun comedy and an irreverence that's all its' own. An interesting and fun twist ending meet you at the end. The is a light hearted German film that is equal parts blood and comedy. Great fun!

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German | French

Release Date:

6 April 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Murderous Vacation See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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