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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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Erich Werner
Emma Bading ...
Franka Hummels
Elmira Bahrami ...
Jana
Christoph Franken ...
Peter
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Elodie Zadikan
Nassim Avat ...
Aaron Hurwitz
Malin Steffen ...
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Billy Dharma
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Jesie Lamarque
Lara Marie Müller ...
Silke
Elias Esser ...
Boy 1
Claude Heinrich ...
Boy 2
Nadine Peschel ...
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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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Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong sexuality, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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26 May 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Síndrome de Berlin  »

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$28,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397,788
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Melanie Joosten's novel marked her debut novel and won her the 'Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers' and she was as one of the 'Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist 2012'. Melbourne-raised Joosten visited Berlin herself for the first time when she was backpacking Europe at the age of 22. See more »

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Clare have access to her mobile phone after Andi removes her sim card. You don't need a sim card to do an emergency call. See more »

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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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Gokyuzu (bio-mix)
Written by Özlem Ylmaz & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Kasbah Rockers feat. Özlem
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Prod.
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Surprisingly thrilling
25 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the story of an Australian tourist, who meets a charming German man while she is backpacking in Berlin. A night of passion then leads to months of nightmare, as she is locked up in his fortified home.

I have not heard of the film "Berlin Syndrome" before, so I was pleasantly surprised by how well made it was. The story is realistic, convincing and very very disturbing. The thing is that, it could really happen to anyone in every day life. How would you know your new friend is not a psycho? The man in the film is so sick and perverted, that words just cannot describe it. This fear and uncertainty translates to real life easily, which makes the film very engaging and unnerving. The thrill of the film is very well portrayed and maintained. I find myself hoping for the best, but mentally prepared for the worst. It is a surprisingly thrilling film, and I would definitely recommend it to other people.


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