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The Child (2012)

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Defence attorney Robert Stern can scarcely believe his eyes when he meets with the mysterious client who has summoned him to a godforsaken industrial park. To his astonishment, the ... See full summary »

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Zsolt Bács
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dieter Hallervorden ... Mr. Stiemer
Peter Greene ... Martin Engler
Eric Roberts ... Robert Stern
Ben Becker ... Andreas Borchert
Christian Traeumer ... Simon Sachs
Sunny Mabrey ... Carina Freitag
Yvonne Maria Schäfer ... Sophie Stern
Clemens Schick ... Thomas Brandmann
Reiner Schöne ... Frederik Losensky
Luc Feit Luc Feit ... Dr. Tiefensee
Dieter Landuris Dieter Landuris ... Harry
Julia Ubrankovics ... Mid-Wife
Zsolt Bács ... Sly
Daniela Ziegler Daniela Ziegler ... Mrs. Stiemer
Lisa Hünnekens Lisa Hünnekens ... Stella
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Defence attorney Robert Stern can scarcely believe his eyes when he meets with the mysterious client who has summoned him to a godforsaken industrial park. To his astonishment, the defendant is a ten-year-old boy, a fragile child with a chronic illness who insists that he was a murderer in a former life. Robert Stern's surprise turns into horror when he searches the cellar described by Simon and finds a human skeleton whose skull has been split by an axe. But this is only the beginning. Simon tells him of other victims whose bodies have lain undiscovered for years. Suddenly, the present becomes murderously dangerous as well... Written by Sebastian Fitzek

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I'm Simon - I'm ten years old - I'm a serial killer...

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Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Kind See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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€5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Based on the book "Das Kind" by German author Sebastian Fitzek. See more »

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Another generic serial killer movie
9 March 2013 | by salviologSee all my reviews

At first the movie takes a pretty serious turn, but then starts jumping back and forth as if not sure what tone to contain, so it just tone-shifts allover.

The actors are decent and the characters are interesting enough to be invested over, but the story suffers from all the psychological triller clichés we've seen a thousand times before.

The ending is one big giant letdown, and the last act of the movie is just characters explaining the plot to the audience - which is not such a bad thing considering how confusing the film is due to its tone-shifting issues - although you can't help but keep expecting the phrase "And I would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids" to pop up. Don't waste your time on this one, watch 'Silence of the Lambs' instead.


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