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205: Room of Fear (2011)

205 - Zimmer der Angst (original title)
A young college student thinks that something sinister is going on in her new dorm room.

Director:

Rainer Matsutani

Writers:

Eckhard Vollmar (screenplay), Jannik Tai Mosholt (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Ulrich ... Katrin Nadolny
Julia Dietze ... Annika
Inez Bjørg David ... Carmen (as Inez Björg David)
Marleen Lohse ... Sanne
Florian Jahr Florian Jahr ... Niko
Tino Mewes ... Dirk
Daniel Roesner ... Christian
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Vater Nadolny
André Hennicke ... Kommissar Urban
Gitta Schweighöfer ... Frau Ruschkowski
Martin Umbach ... Dr. Wittenborn
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Hausmeister
Juliane Gregori Juliane Gregori ... Assistentin von Urban
Anna Lange Anna Lange ... Paula
Selda Kaya Selda Kaya ... Mitarbeiterin Studentenwerk
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Storyline

What happened in Room 205? Why has no one lived there for over a year? Katrin couldn't care less: the 19-year-old student has landed a room in the dorm, and that means freedom! Freedom from home and her over-protective father. The semester is just beginning, and it's time to make new friends, go to parties, have sex, and, of course, go to classes. Then, strange things happen in her room, and she begins to understand why no one wanted to move into Room 205 before her. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Horror

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Trivia

The school in the film is the same school that was used in The Wave (2008). Jennifer Ulrich, Tino Mewes and Dennis Gansel also starred in that movie which Gansel directed. See more »

Connections

Remake of Room 205 (2007) See more »

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The Rack
Music by Taan Newjam
Performed by DJ Slapshot
(C) Courtesy of Dragonman Entertainment GmbH
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Reminiscent of Ringu, but still quite engaging
22 July 2012 | by GSeditorSee all my reviews

I've read that this is a remake of a recent Danish film which itself has been criticized for borrowing too much from Japanese Ringu. I haven't watched the Danish version, but yes, this German remake also carries unmistakable nods to Ringu, not only regarding the ghost, but even more so in the setting of its climax. Actually, restless female ghost motif is not obviously unique to Ringu, but the setting of the climax is clearly derived from Ringu. Having acknowledged this, 205 - Zimmer der Angst is nevertheless a pretty well-made and effective horror outing which cannot be reduced to being a Ringu rip-off. The first two-thirds of the movie does not have much chills but is very engaging as we follow the trials and tribunals of the female lead (played very successfully by a young actress). The last third carries a few quite scary scenes. Overall, thumbs up for this rare German effort at horror. By the way, the movie actually carries some nods to Suspiria as well as Ringu.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 April 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,239,888
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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