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Requiem (2006)

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An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.

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Bernd Lange
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Hüller ... Michaela Klingler
Burghart Klaußner ... Karl Klingler
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Marianne Klingler
Anna Blomeier ... Hanna Imhof
Nicholas Reinke Nicholas Reinke ... Stefan Weiser
Jens Harzer ... Martin Borchert (Exorzist)
Walter Schmidinger ... Gerhard Landauer (Exorzist)
Friederike Adolph Friederike Adolph ... Helga Klingler
Irene Kugler Irene Kugler ... Heimleiterin Krämer
Johann Adam Oest ... Professor Schneider
Eva Löbau ... Krankenschwester
Anne Berger Anne Berger ... Studenten
Alejandro Esquerra Alejandro Esquerra ... Studenten
Kutrín Kreredis Kutrín Kreredis ... Studenten
Hannah Neumann Hannah Neumann ... Studenten
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Storyline

It is the 70's, and in the German countryside the epileptic Michaela Klingler joins the pedagogy course at the University against the will of her pious mother, Marianne. However her father Karl Klingler rents her a room in the sorority house and Michaela travels to Tübingen. As the semester progresses, Michaela befriends her former high school friend, Hanna Imhof, who forces her to seek medical help. When Michaela has a crisis, she stops taking her medication and believes she is possessed by demons, and her health gets worse. She decides to seek out a priest, Martin Borchert, who believes in exorcism whereas the progressive parochial priest Gerhard Landauer tries to convince her to go to a psychologist. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She claimed she was possessed. There was no way to know for sure.

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 March 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Réquiem See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,309, 22 October 2006

Gross USA:

$9,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$513,737
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a 23-year-old student, who died of starvation after an exorcism in Miltenberg, Germany (1976). See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Human Bondage
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Written by Hardy Hepp
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I recommend it as not commercial movie
1 December 2006 | by jipsSee all my reviews

...this movie gives something more. Its own atmosphere is unrepeatable. I recommend this movie to all who are bored with too "commercial" products, because this one brings something new: subject for thinking how strong are these powers and how human has to suffer to proof God's existence... I saw Exorcism of Emily Rose, this movie is my the best one, but REQUIEM simply shows, with free hand cuts this abyss with evil and human's weakness against powerful "black" forces - Satan. This pictures gave us a chance to understand who we are live with, not only beautiful world with God, but also with somebody else, creeping and waiting for us and our weaknesses to fall us down like it was...


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