Berlin Syndrome is a psychological thriller scripted by Shaun Grant and directed by Cate Shortland The film is produced by Polly Staniford Berlin Syndrome is

Berlin Syndrome Movie Review

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Review for the film " Berlin Syndrome"
Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 28-07-2017
Genre: Horror, Thriller
3.5 / 5.0



  • Producer:
  • Polly Staniford
  • Music Director:
  • Bryony Marks
  • Editor:
  • Jack Hutchings
  • Director:
  • Cate Shortland
  • Costume Designer:
  • Maria Pattison
  • Art Director:
  • Janie Parker
  • Silke Fischer
  • Sound Designer:
  • Luke Mynott
  • Robert Mackenzie
  • Director of Photography:
  • Germain McMicking
  • Executive Producer:
  • Troy Lum
  • Tanja Meissner
  • Scott Otto Anderson
  • Oliver Lawrance
  • Naima Abed
  • Emilie Georges
  • Angie Fielder
  • Line Producer:
  • Esther Rodewald
  • Casting Director:
  • Kirsty McGregor
  • Anja Dihrberg
  • Novelist:
  • Melanie Joosten
  • Still Photographer:
  • Sarah Enticknap
  • Distributor:
  • Artificial Eye
  • Batrax Entertainment
  • Entertainment One
  • MFA Film Distribution
  • Vertical Entertainment
  • Netflix
  • Sound Re-recording Mixer:
  • Phil Heywood
  • Visual Effects Supervisor:
  • Murray Curtis
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Shaun Grant
  • Script Supervisor:
  • Katharina Keil
  • Production Designer:
  • Melinda Doring
  • Set Decorator:
  • Martina Valentina Baumgartner
  • Special Effects Coordinator:
  • Bjorn Friese
  • Special Effects Technician:
  • Andre Emme
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Brett Anderson
  • Wanja Gotz
  • Stunt Double:
  • Anja Mavaddat
  • Compositor:
  • Noah Pascuzzi
  • Lewis Taylor
  • Kim Tobin
  • Huck Hur
  • _Supporting Actors:
  • Viktor Baschmakov
  • Lara Marie Muller
  • Maia Absberg
  • Malin Steffen
  • Matthias Habich
  • Morgane Ferru
  • Nassim Avat
  • Thuso Lekwape
  • Rene Barra
  • Kristina Kostiv
  • Emma Bading
  • Lucie Aron
  • Max Riemelt
  • Teresa Palmer
  • Cem Tuncay
  • Charly Thorn
  • Claude Heinrich
  • Vitus Wieser
  • Special Effects Studio:
  • DDP Studios
  • Bffx
  • Online Editor:
  • George Awburn

Berlin Syndrome is a psychological thriller scripted by Shaun Grant and directed by Cate Shortland. The film is produced by Polly Staniford. Berlin Syndrome is based on the book of the same name written by Melanie Joosten. Even before the release, the film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The film features Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt in the lead roles. Bryony Marks composed the music and Germain McMicking cranked the camera.


Clare, an Australian girl, explores Germany. In Berlin, she meets Andi, a local guy. Andi and Clare have a one-night stand. In the morning, when Clare tries to get out, he finds out that Andi has locked her. Later, Andy comes back and says that he forgot to give the spare key. She stays with him one more night. Next morning Clare finds her SIM card missing from the cellular phone. Clare concludes that Andi doesn’t want her to go out. After realizing it, she tries to escape by breaking the windows, but couldn’t. Andy returns with flowers and acts as if nothing has happened. Andi works as a physical education trainer in a sports school. Locking Clare in his apartment, he dines with his dad and tells him that he is on a date with an Australian. When Andi arrives, Clare tries to attack him and escape from the place. But he attacks her back. When one of his students, Franka visits his apartment, he tells her that Clare is his girlfriend. When Andi’s father dies, he locks Clare again and stays in his parents’ house for few days. Meanwhile, Clare started living her life in his apartment. When Andi arrives, Clare moves with him closely. Later, she finds out that Andi has plans to murder her. Did she escape from Andi? Watch the thriller in theaters.

Star Performance

Teresa has performed excellently well. Max performed as a psycho and threatens the audiences. Emma Bading plays Franka and she had done justice to her role.  


Cate Shortland had directed extremely well and made the audiences sit at the edge of the seat. Beautifully designed screenplay thrills the audiences. The climax is excellent and it makes the heart come out, literally.

What’s There?

  • Excellent performance of the stars
  • Great background score
  • Exciting angles make the viewers wonder! Germain McMicking’s camera played pretty well

What’s Not There?

  • The film has what all the script needed. So, nothing negative except minor flaws


The mysterious psycho thriller might make you have the movie effect for a couple of days! If you are interested in a psycho thriller genre, then this would not cheat you! Watch it in theaters!