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Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy
  • 2015
  • Austria
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Severin Fiala/Veronika Franz
  • Cast: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest
  • Language: German
  • UK release: 4 March 2016

Two ten-year-old twins (Schwarz and Schwarz) begin to believe that their mother (West), recently released from hospital, isn't their real mother. A fascinating examination of the way in which parents succumb to their children’s whims in order to protect them; every frame crackles with the grim intensity of a funeral pyre.

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Goodnight Mommy

29 Feb 20164 stars

Atmospheric Austrian horror from Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala

The original Austrian title, Ich seh ich seh, refers to a game similar to I spy, which feels wholly appropriate as this unnerving and brutal three-hander demands that the viewer keep a keen eye on the see-sawing madness and manipulation that plays out…

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