Requiem (2006)

Requiem
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Drama, Thriller, Foreign, Period
Keywords 1970s, demon, faith, psychological, suspenseful
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sandra Hüller Actor Michaela Klinger 1 1000001
Burghart Klaussner Actor Karl Klingler 1 1000002
Imogen Kogge Actor Marianne Klinger 1 1000003
Anna Blomeier Actor Hanna Imhof 1 1000004
Nicholas Reinke Actor Stefan Weiser 1 1000005
Jens Harzer Actor Martin Borchert 1 1000006
Walter Schmidinger Actor Gerhard Landauer 1 1000007
Friederike Adolph Actor Helga Klingler 1 1000008
Irene Kugler Actor Heimleiterin Krämer 1 1000009
Adam Oest Actor Professor Schneider 1 1000010
Eva Löbau Actor Krankenschwester 1 1000011
Hans-Christian Schmid Director n/a 2 2000001
Uli Putz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Hans-Christian Schmid Producer n/a 3 3000002
Bernd Lange Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nina Klingen Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Anja Klement Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Katja Siegel Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Christopher Doll Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Britta Knoller Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000005
Bogumil Godfrejow Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bernd Schlegel Editor n/a 172 7000001
Hansjorg Weissbrich Editor n/a 172 7000002
Christian Goldbeck Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Simone Bär Casting n/a 179 10000001
Bettina Marx Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Marc Parisotto Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Dirk Jacob Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Synopsis
A thriller set in 1970s small-town southern Germany. Michaela, 21, has grown up in a deeply religious family. Despite her long battle with epilepsy, Michaela burns to leave home and study at the university. There, she experiences her first taste of freedom, her budding love for Stefan and her friendship with Hanna. Slowly, her protective shell of faith and family starts to crack open but it results in her having a breakdown. Not a normal epileptic attack, but a frightening onrush of grotesque faces and voices. Afraid of being sent back home to her family, Michaela seeks help from a priest who reinforces her conviction that she is possessed. Though Stefan and Hanna encourage her to seek psychiatric help, they are unable to break through the dense religious and moral ties binding Michaela to her family.