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      Berlin Syndrome

      R Released May 26, 2017 1h 56m Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Berlin Syndrome: Trailer 1 List Berlin Syndrome: Trailer 1 Berlin Syndrome: Trailer 1 2:06 View more videos
      73% Tomatometer 86 Reviews 53% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A disturbed teacher holds a young photographer captive in his Berlin apartment after bringing her home for a night of romance. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Berlin Syndrome offers thriller fans an uncommonly well-written descent into dangerous obsession, enlivened by taut direction and a committed performance from Teresa Palmer.

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      Donald Clarke Irish Times It gets by on evil ambience. Just. Rated: 3/5 Jun 29, 2017 Full Review Ryan Gilbey New Statesman No one who sees Shortland's movie will be minded to inflict it on their friends, or much thanked if they do. Jun 15, 2017 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian Slick, but disappointing. Rated: 2/5 Jun 9, 2017 Full Review Kip Mooney College Movie Review A sharp, entertaining, thought-provoking movie. Rated: B Aug 24, 2021 Full Review Emma Wolfe SpookyAstronauts It was such an emotional roller coaster of film and I think that Teresa Palmer played the main characters so well. Rated: 8/10 Apr 26, 2021 Full Review Glenn Dunks Glenn Dunks Berlin Syndrome posits actual answers for the terrible questions people ask of sexual-violence survivors. And, significantly, it addresses them through a riveting piece of art cinema made not-so-coincidentally with women in key production roles. Rated: B+ Jul 19, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member 88% very tense the dialogue not the greatest but very tense makes you on edge through out andi is not developed as much that he should of been the score is amazing and how it’s filmed is really good that’s what makes it so intense Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/18/24 Full Review Pasquale u Absolutely boring af and I love Teresa Palmer. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/29/24 Full Review Gareth v A claustropobic, abduction movie that could do with a slightly quicker tempo. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review Dave S While it doesn't really offer much that is new to the whole captor and captive narrative, Berlin Syndrome works primarily because of the borderline-artsy direction from Cate Shortland and another committed performance from the always reliable Teresa Palmer. In the movie, a young Australian woman (Palmer) travelling in Berlin finds herself engaged in a one-night stand with a seemingly charming school teacher (Max Riemelt), only to find herself trapped in the unit of an abandoned apartment block the following day. It does become a bit of a repetitive slog for a few scenes at the midway point, but the atmosphere is ominous throughout, raising Berlin Syndrome a notch above others in the genre. More than anything else, the movie begs the following question: why is Teresa Palmer not a bigger star than she is? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/22/23 Full Review corkball What the hell is wrong with German people? I'll give it a couple of stars on account of the filmmakers do seem to have talent, and the film is grossly compelling in a car wreck gawker sort of way. But seriously, as I get older, I have less tolerance for this kind of stuff. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/22/23 Full Review Glenda N This film seriously creeped me out! The tension, the pace, the acting. Amazing Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A disturbed teacher holds a young photographer captive in his Berlin apartment after bringing her home for a night of romance.
      Cate Shortland
      Polly Staniford
      Shaun Grant
      Vertical Entertainment
      Production Co
      DDP Studios, Aquarius Films, Memento Films, Film Victoria
      R (Some Language|Nudity|Disturbing Violent Content|Strong Sexuality)
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 26, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 26, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 56m
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