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
A beautiful and dismal film to watch. Recommended, but be warned it's a terribly sad film.
This was a really interesting and gripping watch. I know that a lot of us watch movies with really violent killers, but there is something that still manages to be jarring and horrifying about a movie like this that depicts abuse and sadism that feels so grounded in the real world. The tone is bleak through most of the film. Ultimately reminds me of what I know about the book of Job. I'm interested in learning more about the conception of this film and the events it was based on.
True life always the scariest
As others have said, a very miserable movie. Gives you hope only to rip it away. Very good but not as disturbing as some other films I've seen.
Is the movie in German with English subs?