Synopsis: Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits (co-director)
Production: Strand Releasing
  6 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Come on.

Can I watch TV tonight?

Till nine.

OK, that's enough.

Just a bit more.

Definitely not, come on.

Come on now.

It can be done quite simply.

She just has to sign.

One sentence is enough.


Is your ex-wife also insured by us?

Do you know the policy number,

or what it's for?

I've found her.

Is anyone sitting here?

I took number two as well.

The fish is always terrible.

Now, I've always wanted to ask you -

do you know an Adolf Dietz?

He lives across the street from you.

He's my uncle. My great uncle.

Funny, eh?

We say hello.

We just were talking about

who lives where

and we realized

you're from the same place.

Excuse me, Christa,

I've taken care of it for you.

- Oh, thank you.

- I came up with the same result too.

I've added up all the payments since 2004

but, just as you thought,

he can't get out any sooner.

Of course, we could offer a repurchase

but if he can't even afford the rate now...

He won't be able

to afford repurchase either.

It's always the same. People take out

hundreds of policies and lose track.

I'd love to pass him on to someone else.


Sinabell's good at that sort of thing.


Come here.

I'll show you something.

Now hold it really straight.

Like this.

And look down it. No! Look.

You've moved it up.

Now come here.

And hold it straight like this.

Don't move it.

Don't you want to see

what I'm trying to show you?


Don't lean on it. You'll get all dirty.

Do you need a wet wipe?

Thanks, but I've got everything.

I don't feel well.


I don't feel well.

I'm calling in to say I'm sick today.

No, just today.


OK. Thank you. Goodbye.



Well, look who's here! Hello.


What a nice surprise.


Excuse me, can I take this chair?

How are you all?

It's so nice you've all come.

I've brought your daughter back with me.

How are you?

Much better now.

What did the doctor say?

Good morning.

Good morning, Mr. Karall.


Please, your temperature.

If my cast's all right,

why can't I go home?

The cast isn't the problem.

You'll get along fine with that, I'm sure.

But you are suffering from concussion

and were briefly unconscious.

In circumstances like these,

it's vital that we perform a CAT scan

so we can rule out a brain hemorrhage.

Damage could have occurred,

even if you are not showing any symptoms.

You have an appointment this afternoon.

Once that's over and everything is fine,

you can leave.

I think you should learn

to take more care of yourself.

Nothing's more important than your health.


Good morning. Newspaper?

Yes. Me, please.

The Kurier, please.

And that too, please.


How much?

Five euros in all.

- Thank you.

- Thanks.

- Goodbye.

- Goodbye.

Thanks. No, Mum, it'll be fine.

No, I've already done the shopping.

I've got everything I need here. Thanks.

No, really, Mum.

No need for anyone to come over.

No. I'm fine.

I don't even need crutches anymore.

It's no problem.

Well, the insurance company

will look after it.

Come over here.

Dry your hands.

Come on.

Come here.

And your present from Mum

is in there too.

Right at the top. I think it's jam

or something, so don't drop it.

I bought Harry Potter 5 for Daniel.

- I wasn't sure.

- No, fine.

He got Part 4 for Easter.


How about coming for Christmas,

just for once?

Thanks, but you know

I like to spend Christmas alone.

- Do you still have that girlfriend

in Germany? - Yes, Andrea.

Are we going to meet her some day?

You know, getting away to Austria

is really difficult for her.

I drive up to see her twice a month.

Yes. I know how it is when you're

both working. It's just the same for us.

How much is that one?

Same as the others,

- Hello.

- Hi, Martina.

Hey, may I give you something?

My mother's cat has

run off. We're afraid...

the traffic will scare her

and she'll lose her way.

She's never been outside.

- My mum's a nervous wreck.

- How long has she been gone?

Three days.

But she won't find any food in this weather.

For Mum it's worse

than if a child had died.

Sounds stupid, but you know how it is.

I'll keep my eyes open.

Give my regards to your mum.

Thanks, and the same to yours,

and Merry Christmas if I don't see you.

You too.

What's up with you?

Can't you say bye?

- See you.

- Bye.

More than he usually says!

He's at a difficult age.

Why don't you fetch the decorations

for once? The boxes are in the hallway.

What's up?

What are you doing?

Who's that supposed to be? You?

What have you got in your hand?

The other one.

Give it to me.

Do you think you have a chance?

Give it to me.

What's this?

Sleep in heavenly peace

- Merry Christmas.

- Thank you.

It's Part 5.

Merry Christmas.

Thank you.

Mr. Mitterbauer,

please come to the service center.

A customer's waiting.

Dear customers,

the furniture department has...

One's missing.

Then go and look for it.

- Have you already had a go?

- I've never raced.

- Never.

- No.

My friend just invited me along.

And there's another bit of track

and a cart,

you can drive absolutely ace there.


I drive really loads when I'm in Macedonia.

My dad said I can drive by myself

when I'm bigger.

Yes, but you have to be five foot tall here.

My dad said maybe in two years' time.

I know a place

where you can drive before that.

I have a radio-controlled car at home.

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