Michael (2011) DVD9
A hard-working employee in an insurance firm, Michael leads an ordinary life, with an average car, a nice house and a nice normal girlfriend who lives abroad. Except she doesn't exist, and neither does his ordinary life. Instead, Michael has a ten-year-old boy named Wolfgang locked in his basement.
Michael is the chilling and ambitious debut feature from filmmaker Markus Schleinzer. With a story ripped straight from the headlines, the film follows five months in the life of a paedophile and his prisoner, exploring the unsettling normalcy of a man who is secretly a monster.

Meticulously made, with sharp thriller jolts, the film goes to pains to demonstrate the oddly "normal", almost parental, aspects of the man's relationship to the boy: They watch TV together, do jigsaw puzzles and even have an occasional outing.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:32:28 | 6.30 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch), Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Markus Schleinzer
Cast: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss, Victor Tremmel
Country: Austria

• Interview with director Markus Schleinzer
• Trailer

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