Michael (2011)

Michael is the first film written and directed by Markus Schleinzer, starring Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger and Ursula Strauss.

Michael (Michael Fuith) leads a rather normal, if slightly withdrawn life. Apart from Wolfgang (David Rauchenberger), the 10-year-old boy who lives locked up in his basement. The movie chronicles a few months out of their lives together.

Ugh. Pedophilia is never an easy subject and Michael is a hard movie. It’s calm and collected and damn ugly. It is also very well made and effective. But it’s not really a film you can like.

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