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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 overview, first billed only:
Dieter Hallervorden ... Mr. Stiemer
Peter Greene ... Martin Engler
Eric Roberts ... Robert Stern
Ben Becker ... Andreas Borchert
Christian Traeumer 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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Storyline

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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Thriller

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

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Great Movie
17 May 2015 | by thomaxz-tcSee all my reviews

This was a great movie.

The actors are good and the characters are interesting enough to be invested over, the whole idea reincarnation added a new side to a movie of this genre I have not seen before.

The whole idea of Simon Sachs remembering is good, and the contrast with Robert Stern not believing it functioned well.

The direction and acting was good and I liked the style of the movie.

I liked the ending as well.

So I give this movie a 9 of 10 as was excellent good (not excellent excellent)


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Country:

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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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$283,324
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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