Nothing Bad Can Happen

Synopsis: The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He starts a friendship with the father of the family, Benno. Soon he moves in with them at their garden plot, not knowing what cruelty is there to come. True to his religious belief he stays with them although the increasing violence by Benno is torturing him. Tore is fighting the torment with his own weapons. So a dangerous struggle between libidinous actions and altruism begins. Inspired by true events.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Katrin Gebbe
Production: Drafthouse Films
  8 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

There's only one way you can be saved.

You must overcome your fear,

and trust in God.

Jesus, show me the way.

I believe in you,

and have no fear.

What can man do to me?


You can't force Jesus into a religion.

The man who died for us all

was definitely not religious.

What's religion, anyway?

Jesus died for you and for me.

Benno, look, an explosion.

- Yeah, yeah, I know.

You drove too fast.

- It's 'cause of the traffic.

Dennis, stop,

Need help?

- Got jumper cables in that van?

It's Owl's. I can't drive. I'll ask him.

What are you doing?

- They can't start. Do we have jumper cables?


We don't have jumper cables,

But maybe we can help anyway.

Help from above,

Can you close the hood?

- Yeah, come on out.

Don't turn it on until I say so, okay?

We need full power,

Hands on the hood. Come closer.

What are you doing?

- An energy circle.

Hey, Jesus. Do us a favor for our friends.

Their car won't start and we can't fix it.

Please help us, that'd be awesome.

If it doesn't work, I believe in you anyway.

Alright. Try it.

A miracle from the Captain of the Universe!

How'd he do it?

- It was Jesus.

Jesus has time for that?

Sure, we prayed. Jesus always helps.

What are you guys?

Jesus Freaks.

- Jesus Freaks? You have a bar downtown?

We have services on Fridays. Everyone's

welcome, even those who don't believe.

There's music, too.



Thanks for being here

and giving us something awesome to eat.

Give us strength,

and be with us.


- So be it.


This is Maithe.

She's interested in the Freaks.

This is Tore. I brought him in, too.

He's staying on my couch.

You guys are a real shelter, huh?

Now I'm here, too.

- Welcome.

Do you think the miracle at

the rest stop was a sign?

For what?

- I don't know.

Where you going?

- Why are you so curious?

Can I join you?


What if it meant more, Owl?

A job or a mission?

Don't you want to know

what Jesus is planning for us?

You'll know when you have a mission.

See you later.

I was full of hate,

and saw no more meaning in life.

But Jesus didn't give up on me.

He showed me the way.

Lots of you have had shitty pasts.

You know loneliness.

But now you have more than the others.

You've found Jesus.

Jesus says, "Don't worry,

if you have enough food,

or designer clothes.

That doesn't matter. It's all short-lived.

It'll put you in a good mood

if your heart's pure.

If you don't practice violence

and commit no injustice.

Whoever wants to save his life will lose it.

We all know the saying,

"If somebody slaps your right cheek,

offer him the other one."

But that's not easy.

Jesus says, "Love your enemies.

And pray for them."

He who pulls that off will achieve

eternal life by Jesus' side.

Who here wants to give his life for Jesus?

Freaks, let's set the world on fire

with the love ofJesus.


- Jesus!

Hey, let's pray.

Thanks for gathering

so many of us here again today.

Make us strong enough

to live by your rules,

and not give in to sin.

Don't let evil enter our circles,

the evil that wants to seduce us.

Hey, and God?

Help us get enough money together to continue

our good work in this founding city...

Look out, "Magic Messiah" is coming up!


- That's our band.


So you're back.

I was just taking you to the hospital.

Has that happened to you before?

I'd be scared shitless.

I know it's him.


The Holy Spirit.

Oh, him.

And what did he tell you?

I'm the new Messiah.

Just kidding.

The guy up there did good work.


The engine purrs like a kitten.

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Katrin Gebbe

Katrin Gebbe (born 1983) is a German film director and screenwriter. more…

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