- Director: Hans-Christian Schmid
- Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
- Starring: Sandra Hï¿½ller
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- Running time: 89 mins
- Release date: 26 March 2007
- Web: http://www.ocean-films.com/req...
Inspired by true events
It is the 1970s and Michaela, 21 has spent all her life in a small town in Southern Germany where she has grown up up in a deeply religious family, with a kind but weak father and a cold-hearted, distant mother. Despite her years-long battle with epilepsy, Michaela yearns to leave home and study at university. At first, everything seems to be going well - her first taste of freedom brings a romantic involvement with Stefan and a rekindling of a friendship with Hanna, who is from the same home town. But
soon, the shell of family and faith within which she has felt so protected starts to crack. The result is 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 entreat her to seek psychiatric help, they are unable to break through the dense religious and moral ties binding Michaela to her family, and leave her to her fate..
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