April 12, 2012

Strand Releasing get disturbing with Michael

Strand Releasing recently unleashed the brutal Tyrannosaur upon the U.S. public. On May 15th they are set to release the Ausrian film Michael, which itself looks like it could be tough viewing. Directed by Markus Scheinzer, it focuses on the titular character, who on the surface seems like your everyday normal kind of guy. The difference here is that he has a 10 year old boy locked in his basement...

The film is in German with English subtitles and is not rated. I will hopefully have a review for you a little closer to its release date.

Michael, a seemingly meek insurance agent, has a secret: he's holding 10-year-old Wolfgang captive in a locked room in his basement. Chronicling a five month period, director Markus Schleinzer creates a tense portrait of how the most mundane lives can mask the ugliest truths. With rich cinematic detail and unnerving insight, MICHAEL is a masterfully executed study of a monster.

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