Nothing Bad Can Happen
Directed by Katrin Gebbe
A young Christian has his faith tested in horrific ways after he’s taken in by a cruel sadist. When young Christian Tore helps a stranger named Benno, he’s invited back to Benno’s home and is taken in by his family. But this is no warm and fuzzy adoption tale. The twisted Benno soon decides to test Tore’s faith in God in sadistic ways. Will Tore realize that his suffering is not part of God’s plan and fight back? Or will he keep turning the other cheek? LIke THE WOMAN if it were directed by Lars von Trier or Michael Haneke, Katrin Gebbe’s tale of torment is a (sadly) still relevant meditation on the banality of evil and how good people often do nothing in the face of it.
A young Christian has his faith tested in horrific ways after he’s taken in by a cruel sadist.
Cast: Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl
Pretty brutal and disturbing, but not that gory. I wish the film really had more to say on martyrdom or tied Tore's plight into some other idea on humanity, because by the end it felt thematically thin and undercooked. It still packs a punch though and the lead actor is terrific.
not really scary just sad and fustrating
unrelentingly brutal. every positive thing that has an opportunity to happen in this movie gets so completely and thoroughly crushed, yet somehow it made me hope against hope all the way to the very end. the fact that this is based on a true story makes it even worse.
Gripping and thoroughly emotional. It left me feeling hollow and dirty inside. Highly recommend.
Not all the monsters are under the bed. Deeply moving film on good and evil. Difficult to watch knowing it's based on a true story. Sadly a sign of our times