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Requiem (2006)

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An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.

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Bernd Lange
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Hüller ... Michaela Klingler
Burghart Klaußner ... Karl Klingler
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Marianne Klingler
Anna Blomeier ... Hanna Imhof
Nicholas Reinke Nicholas Reinke ... Stefan Weiser
Jens Harzer ... Martin Borchert (Exorzist)
Walter Schmidinger Walter Schmidinger ... Gerhard Landauer (Exorzist)
Friederike Adolph Friederike Adolph ... Helga Klingler
Irene Kugler Irene Kugler ... Heimleiterin Krämer
Johann Adam Oest ... Professor Schneider
Eva Löbau ... Krankenschwester
Anne Berger Anne Berger ... Studenten
Alejandro Esquerra Alejandro Esquerra ... Studenten
Kutrín Kreredis Kutrín Kreredis ... Studenten
Hannah Neumann Hannah Neumann ... Studenten
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Storyline

It is the 70's, and in the German countryside the epileptic Michaela Klingler joins the pedagogy course at the University against the will of her pious mother, Marianne. However her father Karl Klingler rents her a room in the sorority house and Michaela travels to Tübingen. As the semester progresses, Michaela befriends her former high school friend, Hanna Imhof, who forces her to seek medical help. When Michaela has a crisis, she stops taking her medication and believes she is possessed by demons, and her health gets worse. She decides to seek out a priest, Martin Borchert, who believes in exorcism whereas the progressive parochial priest Gerhard Landauer tries to convince her to go to a psychologist. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 March 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Réquiem See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,309, 22 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,632, 19 November 2006
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a 23-year-old student, who died of starvation after an exorcism in Miltenberg, Germany (1976). See more »

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Human Bondage
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Written by Hardy Hepp
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Sad, True, and Brilliant All at Once!
6 June 2012 | by SylSee all my reviews

This film is based on the true events that happened probably in the 1960s or 1970s, I'm not really sure. In the beginning, they make a statement that names were changed. Anyway, the actress who played Michaela is brilliant and unforgettable in a role that requires such brilliance. Her character is 21 year old who gets to study at an university. She aspires to be a teacher but she comes from a devout religious Catholic family in a small village. She delayed her education since she suffers from epilepsy but I think undiagnosed mental illness. She has seen doctors and been in hospitals for tests. Despite her obvious illness, she chooses to fight back the voices and visions. She gets to have a boyfriend, Stefan, and becomes close friends with a fellow student, Hanna, who also came from the same town as she did. Her tight knit family and the two priests still want to help Michaela through the darkest hours. Still, it's a tragic film with sad consequences. The actress who played Michaela's mom did a fabulous job in the role as did the rest of the cast.


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