Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Summery 

 "Berlin Syndrome" is a 2017 Australian psychological thriller film directed by Cate Shortland. The movie follows an Australian photojournalist named Clare who travels to Berlin and has a passionate holiday romance with a local man named Andi. However, after spending the night at his apartment, Clare discovers that she is unable to leave as Andi has locked her in. As time passes, Clare realizes that she has become a prisoner and Andi's obsession with her grows stronger. The film stars Teresa Palmer as Clare and Max Riemelt as Andi, and has been praised for its taut and strongly acted thriller elements [1][2][3].  

Story

 "Berlin Syndrome" is a 2017 Australian psychological thriller film directed by Cate Shortland, based on the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten. The movie follows the story of an Australian photojournalist named Clare, played by Teresa Palmer, who travels to Berlin on a solo trip to take photographs and explore the city. While there, she meets Andi, played by Max Riemelt, a charming local man who works as a teacher, and the two quickly become enamored with each other. After spending the night together, Clare wakes up the next morning to find that Andi has locked her in his apartment and she is unable to leave. Initially, Clare thinks it is a mistake, but she soon realizes that Andi has no intention of letting her go. As days turn into weeks, Clare becomes a prisoner in Andi's apartment, unable to escape or communicate with the outside world. Andi is revealed to be a controlling and manipulative man, who is obsessed with Clare and determined to keep her captive. He is a collector of sorts, keeping mementos of his past conquests in a hidden room in his apartment. He forces Clare to change her appearance and behave in certain ways, attempting to mold her into his perfect woman. As the days go by, Clare begins to realize the full extent of Andi's delusions and begins to fight back. The film explores themes of power dynamics, captivity, and survival as Clare struggles to find a way out of her situation. She is able to make a small breakthrough when she discovers Andi's hidden room and learns that she is not his first captive. She uses this information to try and find a way to escape, but her attempts are constantly thwarted by Andi's surveillance and manipulation. Meanwhile, Clare's family and friends back in Australia become increasingly worried about her, and the police begin to investigate her disappearance. However, they are initially skeptical of Clare's story, as they have no evidence of her being in Berlin or any indication that she was in danger. This adds another layer of tension to the story, as Clare must not only fight against Andi but also against the disbelief of those who could help her. As the film progresses, the tension builds to a thrilling and intense climax, as Clare finally finds a way to break free from Andi's grasp. The film ends on an ambiguous note, leaving the viewer to question what Clare's future will hold. Overall, "Berlin Syndrome" is a gripping and well-crafted thriller that explores complex themes of power and control. It is anchored by strong performances from Palmer and Riemelt, who are both able to convey the emotional and psychological turmoil of their characters. Shortland's direction is confident and assured, creating a sense of claustrophobia and tension that permeates the film. The movie received critical acclaim upon its release, with particular praise for its tense atmosphere and the performances of its lead actors [1][2][3].
Actor : Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt Director : Cate Shortland Release : 2017 Country : United States of America Views: 2354 Tagline: The epic conclusion of the Jurassic era. Rate: PG-13 Language: English, Fran├žais, Malti Budget: $ 123.456.789,00 Revenue: $ 123.456.789,00
1h 56m