On a hot summer day, a bicycle is found in a field of wheat—the exact scene of an unsolved crime committed 23 years ago. Just as before, a 13-year-old girl is missing, bringing back horrific memories to the mother of the first victim and the now-retired investigating officer of that case. Why has the first crime been so exactly replicated, and does it mean that both were committed by the same man, so many years apart? In his strikingly commanding debut feature, Swiss-born Baran bo Odar has crafted a haunting crime thriller with a fascinatingly diverse range of characters, and edge-of-your-seat suspense. The gripping plot, which takes several unexpected turns, deals with grief, obsession and the persistence of guilt. Mesmerizing performances by Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration, In a Better World), Wotan Wilke Möhring, Sebastian Blomberg (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin!) and Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon) enrich this intense drama far beyond the crime genre. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

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Director:

Baran bo Odar

Cast:

Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Sebastian Blomberg, Katrin Sass, Burghart Klaussner, Karoline Eichhorn, Roeland Wiesnekker

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 59mins

Release Year:

2010

Country Of Origin:

Germany