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A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.

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Anno Saul

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Jan Berger (screenplay), Akif Pirinçci (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... David Andernach
Jessica Schwarz ... Maja Andernach
Valeria Eisenbart Valeria Eisenbart ... Leonie Andernach
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Siggi Butschma
Tim Seyfi ... Max Oelze
Stefan Gebelhoff Stefan Gebelhoff ... Paul Wiegand
Suzan Anbeh ... Susanne Wiegand
Heike Makatsch ... Gia
Nele Trebs ... Nele Wiegand
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Edgar Keun
Karsten Dahlem Karsten Dahlem ... Polizist 1
René Lay René Lay ... Polizist 2
Christof Düro ... Fahrer Kleinbus
Lena Sabine Berg Lena Sabine Berg ... Henriette Zahnert (as Sabine Berg)
Patrick Heinrich Patrick Heinrich ... Segej
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A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

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Release Date:

26 November 2009 (Germany) See more »

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The film was set intentionally in no specific city or country so the story could take place in any Northern European city (the exterior shots were filmed mostly in Potsdam, Germany). This is recognizable by the fact that the vehicle licence plates have no format used in the EU, the uniforms of the police officers are just plain black and the police car has no markings. See more »

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creepy with an interesting premise
21 November 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Artist David Andernach (Mads Mikkelsen) is devastated after his daughter drowns in the family pool. Five long years of misery have gone by. He discovers a tunnel which leads back to the day of the drowning. This time he saves his daughter but ends up killing his other self in this alternate world. He buries the body and starts pretending to be his younger self. His daughter seems to be the only who notices.

The movie starts depressed and slow. When he kills his other self, it starts to turn creepy and weirdly compelling. It never really gets intense or scary as a horror. It's just creepy and dark. There is an element of paranoid tension that isn't fully exploited. The older guy isn't threatening enough. It's interesting but needs to be more engaging.


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