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Berlin Syndrome (2017)

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A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

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Cate Shortland

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Shaun Grant (screenplay), Melanie Joosten (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Palmer ... Clare Havel
Max Riemelt ... Andi Werner
Matthias Habich ... Erich Werner
Emma Bading Emma Bading ... Franka Hummels
Elmira Bahrami Elmira Bahrami ... Jana
Christoph Franken Christoph Franken ... Peter
Lucie Aron Lucie Aron ... Elodie Zadikan
Nassim Avat Nassim Avat ... Aaron Hurwitz
Malin Steffen ... Swedish Girl
Thuso Lekwape ... Billy Dharma
Morgane Ferru ... Jesie Lamarque
Lara Marie Müller Lara Marie Müller ... Silke
Elias Esser Elias Esser ... Boy 1
Claude Heinrich Claude Heinrich ... Boy 2
Nadine Peschel Nadine Peschel ... Mother
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Storyline

While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man, and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong sexuality, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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At the very beginning of the film when Andi and Claire are walking through the gardens, Claire holds up a wolf mask and points it towards Andi, who is wearing a woollen coat. This figuratively makes him a wolf in sheep's clothing; a famous idiom meaning someone is lying about their intentions. See more »

Goofs

It is improbable for Andi to liberate his impaled hand from a screwdriver without any sharp edge the way he did. See more »

Quotes

Andi: What would be the worst thing I could ever do to you? Don't worry... I would never do it. We are a team.
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Soundtracks

Downtown
Written by Tony Hatch and Petula Clark
Performed by Teresa Palmer
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A very bad man and not a bad film
6 June 2017 | by mjsregSee all my reviews

I saw this film without having any idea of the plot other than it was a thriller about an Australian tourist in Germany.

The production is very well done. It has enough stylising to make it visually interesting without being overbearing - it fits the subject, which is the darker side of a European country that has emerged from an old oppressive regime.

I don't recall seeing either of the main cast (Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt) in anything before and was impressed by their portrayal of Clare and Andi. The characters were real - they were believable.

Overall this is a good quality film worth watching, especially if you are a fan of movies that portray the darker side of life without ridiculous amounts of inappropriate gore.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlin Syndrome See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,916, 28 May 2017

Gross USA:

$28,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397,783
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2.39 : 1
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