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
Admittedly, I did not watch more than 65 minutes of the film because of it's predictability and message being so transparent. With that said, I felt that the overall cinematography was great and the performers gave their character portrayal well, but the director fell short of making the film compelling. This film becomes mere dust and smoke when compared to the intensity of films like "Funny Games." Even "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" climaxed more just in dialogue (in comparison). I really enjoyed the focal character and his desire to push forth, but the film missed a lot of high marks when it came to impact. 1.5 Skulls.
The only horrific thing about this movie is what this poor boy was put through.. AND HE KEPT COMING BACK!!! Very sad to know this was based on true events.. GREAT movie but will leave you appalled more than anything 🥺
I love Jesus
I am a fellow Christian, so I can relate to the events in this movie. If you're looking for a uplifting, cheery family movie then watch this.