• Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

“Berlin Syndrome” is a psychological thriller film released in 2017. The movie follows Clare (), an Australian photographer who travels to Berlin to take pictures of the city's architecture. She meets a handsome local man named Andi () and spends the night with him. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds that she is locked in his apartment and unable to leave. Andi reveals that he has been planning to keep her captive and begins to psychologically manipulate her. As Clare tries to find a way to escape, she realizes that Andi's obsession with her goes deeper than she could have ever imagined.


“Berlin Syndrome” is a tense and gripping thriller that explores the psychology of captivity and control. The film's direction by is skillful, and she deftly balances moments of intense suspense with quieter, more introspective scenes. delivers a strong performance as Clare, portraying both her vulnerability and her strength. is also excellent as Andi, creating a character that is both charming and deeply unsettling. The film's themes are disturbing and thought-provoking, and the story is both terrifying and deeply affecting.


“Berlin Syndrome” was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including the Best Actress award for at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards. The movie was also nominated for several other awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.


“Berlin Syndrome” was a modest success at the box office and received positive reviews from critics. The film has a 6.3/10 rating on IMDb and a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While the film's subject matter is intense and unsettling, it has resonated with audiences and continues to be celebrated as a well-crafted thriller.

Directed by
Produced by Polly Staniford
Written by Shaun Grant
Based on Berlin Syndrome
by Melanie Joosten
Starring , ,
Music by Bryony Marks
Cinematography Germain McMicking
Edited by Jack Hutchings
Screen Australia Aquarius Films Film Victoria Memento Films International Entertainment One DDP Studios Fulcrum Media Finance Photoplay Films
Distributed by Entertainment One (Australia)
Netflix (France)
Release date January 20, 2017 (Sundance) April 20, 2017 (Australia) August 27, 2017 (France)
Running time 116 minutes
Countries Australia
Languages English
Box office $788,191

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