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A drama focused on five months in the life of pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.2/10 (349 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Markus Schleinzer

Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain

A drama focused on five months in the life of pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.


Michael Fuith


David Rauchenberger


Christine Kain


Ursula Strauss


Victor Tremmel


Xaver Winkler

Nephew 1

Thomas Pfalzmann

Nephew 2

Gisella Salcher


(as Gisela Salcher)

Isolde Wagner

Bürokollegin 1

Markus Hochholdinger

Kollege Kantine

Susanne Rachler

Bürokollegin 2

David Oberkogler

Mag. Ehrnsberger

Katrin Thurm

Bürokollegin 3

Martin Schwehla


Olivier Beaurepaire

Mann Begegnung Tierpark


Official Website:
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Release Date: 15 February 2012

Opening Weekend: $3,366
(19 February 2012)
(1 Screen)

Gross: $5,538
(19 February 2012)

User Review

Outstanding and original piece of work.

Rating: 8/10

This film is an incredible, original and totally unexpected piece of
work. Given the subject matter audiences may assume that this would be
pure exploitation or self-consciously 'dark' or 'edgy' but the film is
full of ambiguity and subtlety and the director does an amazing job of
keeping distant and matter-of-fact about the characters without leering
or over-dramatics. Recently there have been a number of films which
attempt (sometimes desperately) to be disturbing or provocative with
degrees of explicitness , the originality of Michael is it's lack of
explicitness or exploitation (if it was any other form of relationship
it would be rated PG) which gives it a unique and unsettling tone. The
film is full of little details and memorable moments which linger and
is closed by an unexpected ending which moves from tense to calm then
back to tense, all with a subtlety and pace alien to Hollywood.