Review Film: BERLIN SYNDROME (2017)

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 As the title suggests, Berlin Syndrome refers to the Stockholm Syndrome that took place in the German capital, where past events once, even still split populations within them. One party celebrates the freedom of repression, the other holds the romance of the life of the past that they perceive as perfect. Adapting Melanie Joosten's novel, Berlin Syndrome away from the thriller-themed routine of kidnapping tourists ends the brutal torture as a major threat (Hostel, The Human Centipede, Wolf Creek), chooses a psychological exploration to describe the impact on the victim, as well as the impulse of the perpetrator.

An Australian tourist named Claire (Teresa Palmer) arrived in Berlin, spending the night chatting while drinking with strangers on the rooftops. Not a wild night, but a pleasant enough warmth for someone who was alone in a strange land. Then the sun rises in the morning before going on to take a photograph of the former East German building. It's a perfect getaway for her. Plus his meeting with Andi (Max Riemelt), an English teacher at a sports school. The one night stand of this blissful complement seems to have been the start of a disaster that shocked Claire, but not for the audience, From the beginning easy to guess the hospitality and romantic "shy" Andi just a mask. The true variety of other plot points call Andi secret, the turning point in the middle of the story until the conclusion can be smelled from afar. Realizing that the process is the most important portion of a narrative, Shaun Grant's manuscript does not intend to spell a twist. Together with the patience of director Cate Shortland playing the tempo, Grant cleverly tucks the overshadow moments as his story creeps into sensual nuances. Andi's remark if no one can hear Claire's voice or when she says she wants to tie her up is not just a naughty temptation.

As already mentioned, Berlin Syndrome is not a porn torture armed with sadism. Although occasionally shows Claire's experiments with runoff, the majority of the duration is actually used as an observation of Andi's life. This is the thriller in which the offender gets more in-depth attention than the victim (we only know Claire's origin and work, the rest is opaque). The audience sees Andi's daily life that often visits his father (Matthias Habich), or while teaching. This method provided enough stock for the film to explain much about Andi, like the mother who left her family to West Germany before the Berlin Wall collapsed until her reluctance to socialize. Patriarchy, repression for the perfection of one side of superiority, the themes are neatly summarized, although, in addition to informative expositions, the conflict appeals to the present raised the tension in this phase.

Broadly speaking, the development of Berlin Syndrome dynamics is sustained by two major viewers who for two weeks before shooting live together in a small apartment similar to a movie location. Their relationship begins with a sweet romance, evolving so friction perpetrators with the victim, to lead to the complex when the content of his character is more ambiguous. Riemelt made Andi, not just a cold-blooded maniac. Occasionality of awkwardness, sincerity, even tenderness that implies weakness arises. While Palmer makes a gradual process of psychic disorder his character can be trusted. Claire's turning point attitude was felt as a result of a natural process, Assisted by cinematographer Germain McMicking, Shortland is skilled at stringing well-made drawings to stylish styles. Occasionally slow motion comes in to add visual styles that are actually nihil substance, also often dragging the path of the groove. Though Shortland is good enough in the affairs of fishing tension, including when an end is like hide-and-seek death. In conclusion, I always assumed that the definition of a good ending is worthy of its character, no matter how happy or tragic. Berlin Syndrome clearly has a resolution of fate that is very deserved acceptable to both parties. 


RATING (6f/10)

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Story looks Catchy to me! Will surely watch it! Thanks for the review

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