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Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)

Tore tanzt (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 28 November 2013 (Germany)
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The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a ... See full summary »

Director:

Katrin Gebbe

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Katrin Gebbe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Feldmeier ... Tore
Sascha Alexander Gersak Sascha Alexander Gersak ... Benno
Annika Kuhl Annika Kuhl ... Astrid
Gro Swantje Kohlhof Gro Swantje Kohlhof ... Sanny (as Swantje Kohlhof)
Daniel Michel Daniel Michel ... Eule
Til-Niklas Theinert Til-Niklas Theinert ... Dennis
Christian Bergmann Christian Bergmann ... Klaus
Nadine Boske Nadine Boske ... Cora
Uwe Dag Berlin Uwe Dag Berlin ... Dieter
Hartmut Lange Hartmut Lange ... Bordellbesitzer
Leoni Schulz Leoni Schulz ... Maithe
Laura Lo Zito Laura Lo Zito ... Lilli
Enno Hesse ... Jasper
Alexander Wipprecht Alexander Wipprecht ... Prediger am Kreuz
Torben Lohmann Torben Lohmann ... Priester
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The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He starts a friendship with the father of the family, Benno. Soon he moves in with them at their garden plot, not knowing what cruelty is there to come. True to his religious belief he stays with them although the increasing violence by Benno is torturing him. Tore is fighting the torment with his own weapons. So a dangerous struggle between libidinous actions and altruism begins. Inspired by true events. Written by Katrin Gebbe

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Spirit of the Night
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A compelling portrait of how society treats its more vulnerable members
28 July 2013 | by jesterhardingSee all my reviews

I was shocked to discover this is the debut feature for Katrin Gebbe. 'Nothing Bad Can Happen' is such a sure footed and skillful piece I was expecting a much more experienced director to walk onto stage when I saw the film at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Like any good film should, it drew larger themes from very simple scenarios and characters. The probing, but compassionate investigation of faith, trust and the insidious nature of violence kept me riveted. Though the main characters life would be hard for most people to relate to their own experience, his gentleness and his drive to be included in the world makes him quite universal.

Be warned, though the violence in the film is shown quite discretely, the psychological aspect of it is very confronting. That being said I wouldn't want to put anyone off seeing it, there isn't any kind of gratuitous reveling in any of the violence and all necessary for the plot.

Gebbe has masterfully constructed a film that illustrates how the horrors of the world stem from the banal jealousies and power plays that we all participate in. Her sensitivity to the dynamics of exploitation and how we treat the vulnerable in society is moving without resorting to sentiment or condescension.

I highly recommend this film and wait with anticipation with what Gebbe will come up with next.


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German

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28 November 2013 (Germany) See more »

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Budget:

EUR470,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,853, 29 June 2014

Gross USA:

$4,870

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,870
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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