Synopsis

While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare (Teresa Palmer) meets charismatic local man Andi (Max Riemelt). There is an instant attraction between them, and 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.

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Director

Cate Shortland

Cast

Teresa Palmer: Clare Max Riemelt: Andi


Crew

Cate Shortland: Director Shaun Grant: Screenwriter Polly Stanford: Producer Angie Fielder: Executive producer

Details

Adapted from Melanie Joosten's novel 'Berlin Syndrome' Production year: 2016

Awards

Official selection, 2017 Sundance Film Festival




In cinemas from 9 June

GENRE: Thriller

DIRECTOR: Cate Shortland

CAST:
Teresa Palmer: Clare
Max Riemelt: Andi
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CREW:
Cate Shortland: Director
Shaun Grant: Screenwriter
Polly Stanford: Producer
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COUNTRIES: Australia, Germany

LANGUAGES: English, German

AWARDS:
Official selection, 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Reviews


  • “Intensely elegant”

    Guy Lodge, Variety


  • “Palmer is thoroughly mesmerizing... a miraculous performance”

    Jordan Raup, The Film Stage


  • “A beautifully dark thriller... Palmer is in top form here, giving the best performance of her blossoming career”

    Matthew Curione, Talk Film Society


  • “A skilful, delicately wrought character study... tense without succumbing to obvious genre beats”

    Alistair Harkness, Scotsman


  • “Chilling... Delivers [Shortland's] most sure-footed work yet”

    Oliver Johnston, The Upcoming


  • “One of the darkest, most original nail-biting genre films for quite some time”

    Paul Heath, The Hollywood News

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