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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Niehaus Valerie Niehaus ... Jeanette Fielmann
Xaver Hutter Xaver Hutter ... Leon Schroeder
Alexandra Neldel Alexandra Neldel ... Melissa Schroeder
Simone Hanselmann Simone Hanselmann ... Lissy Schroeder
Erich Schleyer Erich Schleyer ... Dr. Martin
Katja Woywood Katja Woywood ... Ella
Fabian Zapatka Fabian Zapatka ... Jörg
Christian Näthe 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 Detlev Buck ... Psychiater (as Detlef Buck)
Marina Mehlinger Marina Mehlinger ... Mädchen im Zugabteil
Sebastian Deyle ... Junge im Zugabteil
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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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Rated R for strong violence/gore and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

6 April 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Murderous Vacation See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Melissa tumbles over the balcony face-first with her head closest to the railing. In the next shot, however, she is falling face-up with her feet closest to the railing. See more »

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The US DVD from Lionsgate only contains the edited German theatrical version. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Slasher German-style
12 April 2005 | by janguSee all my reviews

* minor spoiler * The director of this movie apparently helmed a lot of TV-movies in Germany and it sure shows. This German slasher tries very hard to be stylish looking in a "gallic" way, but seldom succeeds. The look is distinctly like a German TV-movie with harsh lighting in the night scenes and a rather flat look in the daytime scenes. The plot however is very "giallo" with twists and turns. The screenwriters really try to fool the viewer, but since everything is telegraphed in advance in different ways, I was rarely surprised and saw the outcome miles away in advance.

Also hurtful is the way the characters are presented. We can feel no sympathy for these young spoiled brats as they meet their bloody ends. The awful dubbing on the DVD I saw was also a big drawback. At best it's amusing, for the most part it's irritating. However, everything is not bad. The scenery is awesome, we get some nice killings with a sickle and Elke Sommer does a quite nice turn as the stern housekeeper (it would have been nice if she had been the villain of this movie, but alas...), still looking quite good for her age.

This movie also contains quite a few comedic scenes, rarely found in American or Italian slashers. They mostly involve some bumbling cops and if you like that or not is a matter of taste. Quite a few scenes border on farce actually, even a few bloody ones. Especially as they are accompanied by some really strange and in-appropriate music.

So "Flashback" is a decent time waster, but I wouldn't pay too much to see it.


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