Michael (2011)

Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.

mightysparks

That guy looked way too much like Buster Bluth. It made it even creepier.

8 years ago

ill_lewis

marvelous ending.

9 years ago

dombrewer

Deeply troubling, expertly made paedophile drama reminiscent of the real life Fritzl and Kampusch stories and made in a coldly banal fashion not unlike the work of fellow Austrian Michael Haneke. The horrors of the captivity and abuse of a ten year old boy by an apparently ordinary and well liked insurance agent are suggested rather than sensationalised, allowing for occasional moments of black comedy. By no means easy viewing, but gripping, horribly plausible and darkly memorable.

9 years ago

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