Best friends Toni and Paul decide to relinquish all of their belongings for 100 days, whereby they receive one of their items back on each day. During this challenge the two realize, that ... See full summary »
Florian David Fitz
Florian David Fitz,
Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and his wife Elisabeth (Caroline Peters) organize a dinner in their house in Bonn. Invited are family friend René (Justus von Dohnányi), Thomas (Florian ... See full summary »
Florian David Fitz,
Christoph Maria Herbst
When Herzfeld starts dialing the number he just found in the capsule, his phone shows the complete number for his daughter Hannah. When he touches the number on the screen and the phone dials the complete number, a tone-dial sound can be heard. In reality, the number would be dialed silently. See more »
When I was trying to be an actor many years ago the director said to me, "We've got to take you out of your comfort zone!" I hated the saying then and I still hate it HOWEVER this movie definitely did just that.
It wasn't just a punch to the guts, it was a punch to the soul.
The brutality is relentless upon the living and the dead. It was 2 hours of dread. There was jokey banter in the film but I was always in a spin, I just couldn't laugh.
Do I recommend this film?
Firstly, this film was rated R18+ and was part of a German Film Festival. I thought to myself, "thank Christ for the ratings system".
There are high production values and the acting is excellent.
The non-CGI special effects (remember those?) were the basis of the film's brutality. My lasting reaction to the film is probably a testament to the skill and intricate knowledge behind those SFX.
I won't discuss the film's 'suspense/thriller' plot because, as I may have already mentioned, it is the pulsating brutality within the story that has stayed with me. So much so that the plot is to some extent a moot point.
Respectfully, I cannot recommend the film. I provide my review to help a potential mature viewer to decide.
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