Director: Baran bo Odar. Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Claudia Michelsen, Wotan Wilke, Katrin Saß, Burghart Klaußner. 118 min. Not Rated. Germany. Crime/Drama.
An 11-year-old is brutally murdered by a pedophile (and his passive accomplice), and the crime is repeated 23 years later. Following the European style of film-making (but also inspired by Silence of the Lambs' parallel editing), the film does not divulge much into story, but rather into characters: how the victim's family, the criminal's family, and the criminal himself, are destroyed by the crime for decades, regardless of whether the criminal is caught or not. How the pain never subsides, and just becomes a chronic part of life. This is a movie that hurts, but also helps to understand.