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Berlin Syndrome is a terrifying journey of Clare (Teresa Palmer) as an Aussie photographer who travels to Berlin and befriends the wrong guy. Andi (Max Riemelt) is a charismatic and attractive local teacher who hides a dark traumatic past.
Clare wakes up from a passionate night after partying and finds herself locked in Andi's apartment. She wonders if he just made a mistake and forgot to leave a key.
This isn't just another hostage story as the original storyline keeps you guessing. As the title hints at, the movie is based on Stockholm syndrome – a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity.
Berlin Syndrome is based on the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten.
Berlin Syndrome might be too violent for some viewers, but every so often we need a wake-up call to be mindful of strangers.
Released date: 20 April 2017 Director: Cate Shortland Running Time: 116 minutes