Requiem Poster

Release Date: October 18th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Michaela, an epileptic, enrolls in college to study education. She goes off her medication and soon begins hearing voices and seeing apparitions that tell her to avoid religious objects, although she is devoutly Roman Catholic. One priest scoffs at the idea that Michaela could be possessed by demons, but a younger pastor arranges an exorcism for the young woman.

Cast: Sandra Hüller, Burghart Klaußner, Imogen Kogge, Anna Blomeier, Nicholas Reinke, Jens Harzer, Walter Schmidinger, Friederike Adolph

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (SWR), Arte, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, 23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Bogumil Godfrejow's raw cinematography and Huller's poignant, close-to-the-bone performance transform what might have been a morbid curiosity into an entirely enthralling, quietly terrifying experience. show more

  • An exorcism movie for the rest of us, the gripping German drama Requiem contains not a single special effect. It doesn't need one. It has terrific actors fully invested in a casual-seeming, docudramatic brand of storytelling, notably Sandra Hueller. show more

  • While "Exorcism" focused on a murder-trial battle between the priest and a prosecutor, Schmid's film beautifully details the behavior, events and socio-religious pressures that lead to the decision to perform such an extreme ritual. show more

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