Rent Berlin Syndrome (2017)

3.1 of 5 from 263 ratings
1h 51min
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Synopsis:
While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare (Teresa Palmer) meets Andi (Max Riemelt), a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. But what initially appears to be the start of romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes up 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.
Actors:
, , , Emma Bading, Elmira Bahrami, , , Nassim Avat, , Thuso Lekwape, Lara Marie Müller, , Mariella Josephine Aumann, Rene Barra, Viktor Baschmakov, , Morgane Ferru, Claude Heinrich, , Engin Karavul
Directors:
Producers:
Polly Staniford
Writers:
Shaun Grant, Melanie Joosten, Cate Shortland
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Australia
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/10/2017
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/10/2017
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Berlin Syndrome

Decent thriller but with an unsatisfying ending - Berlin Syndrome review by BS

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30/12/2017

If you're a woman wandering the streets of Berlin on your own, and you end up sleeping with a guy after knowing them for about 24 hours, who lives in an apartment in a derelict block of flats where the windows don't open and there's a massive security bar across the door, as a viewer I found myself tutting throughout the opening act - this classic naivete is a horror trope. Before long she ends up his hostage, but if I say anymore I'm likely to give the game away. In short, the lead actress Teresa Palmer, is convincing. Direction is about as good as it can get for a story like this. There's some genuine suspense and the odd surprise.

The ending is woefully lacking in terms of story resolution, and due to a major lack of dialogue late in the movie, we're left guessing. Still, if I had a teenage daughter going backpacking, I'd definitely make her watch this.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Teresa Palmer gives a wonderful performance - Berlin Syndrome review by PT

Spoiler Alert
08/03/2018

This is the first film I have seen with Teresa Palmer and was in awe of her acting skills.

An anti social psychopathic teacher chats up an Australian photographer visiting Berlin. They make love in his apartment and the next day Andi goes to work. Clare has a lie in, then goes to let herself out, only to find she has been locked in. The film then focuses on the captive and her imprisoner in great detail.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, mainly down to Palmer.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Lovely Job - Berlin Syndrome review by Dax Williams

Spoiler Alert
21/03/2018

This was a bit of an un-expected gem. An Australian tourist (Clare) in Berlin hooks up with a local teacher (Andi) and ends up being kept permanently against her will in his apartment. I really liked the tone and pacing of this movie and although there are a few moments to make you wince, it doesn't descend to over-the-top violence and gore. Rather, it focuses on the pyschological effects of Clare adapting to her situation and over time she does begin to exhibit small signs of Stockholm syndrome, but not to the extent that she is content with the set-up and she always desires to be free. The lead performances were very strong and I found myself captivated and really rooting for Clare.

The are a handful of well trodden cliches of the thriller/horror genre thrown into this film; and at least two events occur here that also take place in Misery (a movie this reminded me of in places). There are one or two moments where you may roll your eyes in a 'yeah, right' kind of way, but by and large Berlin Syndrome steers clear of stupidity and remains relatively realistic the whole way through. A very impressive movie.

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