• Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Berlin Syndrome

Release Date: May 26th, 2017

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2017

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

A disturbed teacher holds a young photographer captive in his Berlin apartment after bringing her home for a night of romance.

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading, Elmira Bahrami

Director: Cate Shortland

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: DDP Studios, Film Victoria, Aquarius Films, Memento Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Australian director Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore) takes a horror movie premise and imbues it with the knotty emotional complexity of a dysfunctional relationship psychodrama. show more

  • 60
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Driven by a compellingly internalized performance from Teresa Palmer as the conflicted prey, this is a case of expert filmmaking craft applied to a familiar story that becomes unrelentingly grim and drawn out after its masterful setup. show more

  • 80
    Bryan BishopThe Verge

    Palmer’s performance is honest and brave (particularly given that she’s often just performing scenes alone), and Shortland deftly switches between locked-door thriller mode and more nuanced character work. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Lead Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2017)