Movie Niche You Missed Out on Big Time

and you didn’t even know.

But your innocent soul is being forgiven; if it wasn’t for my home country, I would have never known about Germany’s English movie scene either.
Yes, Germany, you heard right. And also, yes, the Germans do indeed have their own language.
But for whatever reason they decided to take it to the next step and go international.
Right now, at this very moment, a new movie is hitting the cinema, so there it is. Your chance. Grab it. Take it. Don’t miss it. You’ll regret it.

Protagonists Clare (Teresa Palmer) and Andi (Max Riemelt)

With the psycho thriller trend á la “Gone Girl” or “Girl on The Train” still being around in 2017, Berlin Syndrome is all centered around messing with minds as well.
So, here’s the plot: Young journalist Clare (Teresa Palmer) is leaving her beloved home Australia to go on a backpacking detour through Germany. On her stop in Berlin she meets this handsome guy (Max Riemelt), oc he’s handsome, he’s German, things get all exciting between the two and they end up spending a sensuous night together.
The next morning however, our protagonist finds herself locked in this stranger’s apartment, with him having no intention of letting her go any time soon.

Disclaimer: In the unfortunate event that you’re getting “Human Centipede” vibes from reading this, please, just don’t. This is not the kind of movie scene I am setting you up for.

Berlin Syndrome is produced with Australian cooperation, and was based on the same named novel; this is really apparent within the screen writing and conversations. The language is advanced and doesn’t sound as if a non-native speaker had his go at the script.
Don’t get me wrong, you still get the German vibes thanks to beautiful Berlin and main actor Max Riemelt himself, no need to worry.

If you want to check the trailer out, I put it here for you.

Another disclaimer: I highly advise you not to watch the trailer. You get most out of the story without knowing a lot.

Berlin Syndrome, 2017

But, you’re an independent human being, do whatever you want, just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

So, my friend, if you’re still unsure whether you should spend your money to see this movie, or if you can survive a whole movie hearing a German accent, which is fair enough I guess, here is another German English movie that you can watch beforehand.

Last disclaimer, I promise: If you end up watching the movie, which you should, really, and you end up hating it, please don’t read any of my content ever again. We obviously don’t belong together.

Victoria, 2015

But all jokes aside, this movie is called Victoria and is set in, surprise, Berlin.
And believe it or not the movie was filmed all in one go. No cuts. No edits.
All they did was record the entire film, three times to be exact, and then chose the best version.
This fact alone should be convincing enough, but there is also a great, moreover intense storyline following Victoria (Laia Costa), a Spanish girl that meets this group of real berlinish guys on her night out. She ends up spending the night with them, however, these guys aren’t just all jokes and fun. In fact, they’re also involved in criminal affairs including a bank robbery which must be committed that certain night.
And as you might have guessed already, shit goes down as the sun starts to rise.

Victoria with Sonne and Boxer

The acting is just hands down outstanding. The main actors carry the whole storyline on their shoulders and do this with such a passion that “Victoria” ended up being a pure masterpiece.

You should have come to the realization by now that, yes, the damage has been done throughout the years of you neglecting Germany’s English movie scene, but I promise to you that when watching these two art pieces, also a lot of harm will be undone.
And hey, we Germans might not be the funniest but nobody ever criticized our honesty.

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