A young student seeks quiet and solitude to focus on an important work but ends up as the teacher of a peculiar boy who is home-schooled by his parents in an isolated bunker mansion. THE ... See full summary »
Oona von Maydell
It's summer. One endless, sexy party under the open sky. Tina and her friends are living the dream of a whole generation of decadent Berlin-party-kids. But after one excessive night she's haunted by a mysterious ugly creature in nightmares she has. The only person she talks about her fears to is her psychologist. His advice is to confront her fears and to reach out to the creature. At first Tina refuses but after she hears about her parents' plans to put her in a mental hospital she starts talking to the creature. She slowly realizes that the creature is an incarnation of her fears and that it has the same feelings she does. Afraid of being called a freak she starts hiding the creature in her room. After a while she even gets close to it. It's almost like a relationship with a wild stray animal. For the first time in her life, it almost seems as if Tina has the courage to be herself. But then her parents and her friends see the creature...Written by
The Nightmare begins with Tina and two of her friends heading to a rave. At the rave, where she is letting loose, she sees Adam, somebody who she apparently wants to stay far away from. She is also shown a video of a woman being run over by a car. After drinking too much, and getting back to the car, she realizes her necklace is missing. Seeing the necklace on the road, she goes to collect it, and is herself hit by the car. Next we know she wakes up inside the car.
Sounds like the start of a pretty good time-loop movie. But, focus then switches to strange sounds and things Tina hears. Are they in her head? Are they real? are they both? Is anything what it seems?
In trying to bring both of these ideas together, the movie loses the plot a few times, and the viewer is left wondering what is actually supposed to be going on. Some scenes stretch on for too long, while others aren't long enough. Add to this scenes which are cut like a rave, and it's all too much to make any sense.
It truly is a shame, as the nightmare probably does have two pretty decent concepts in there. Unfortunately they're totally lost when shoved together.
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