Synopsis: It is the 70's, and in the German countryside the epileptic Michaela Klingler joins the pedagogy course at the University against the will of her pious mother, Marianne. However her father Karl Klingler rents her a room in the sorority house and Michaela travels to Tübingen. As the semester progresses, Michaela befriends her former high school friend, Hanna Imhof, who forces her to seek medical help. When Michaela has a crisis, she stops taking her medication and believes she is possessed by demons, and her health gets worse. She decides to seek out a priest, Martin Borchert, who believes in exorcism whereas the progressive parochial priest Gerhard Landauer tries to convince her to go to a psychologist.
Genre: Drama
Production: IFC First Take
  16 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min


Papa, it's coming!


It's the certification of university.

I can go to the Tubingen State on 4th.

- We have to wait.

- Why? The certificate is right here.

Well, Michaela, You know why.

yeah, I've been short of one year study.

now I will go to the university.

we might need to slow down.

maybe you can experience it for one day.


be rational, we've discussed it for many times.

how you deal with...your things?

Mama, those drugs are not useless.

and I've quit it for half a year.

what the doc said?

- Marianne, watch out your tone.

- what the doc said?

- the doc said, it'll relapse

- well

so if you were in Tubingen...

we should have to cancel the dorm?

- what dorm?

- that's it, I think...

if she went to the university,

she had to find somewhere to live.

- you helped her rent a dorm?

- Mama, don't be, I am 21 years old.

- hello

- my name is Kramer

- Michaela Klingler

- nice to meet you, your room is downstair


here it is.

look, it's your new home.

- so large a place!

- Mhm.

and so quiet.

and, there are more than 100 girls here.

in this wonderful night,

they all went out.

say hello for me, okay?

well, I have to go now.

oh, papa!

it's nothing.

as a freshman, you need a typewriter

be careful by yourself.

thanks, papa, for all you've done.

good morning!

maybe you can stand there for a while.

social pedagogy is related to the value's spread.

should find this value on yourselves at first.

otherwise, how could you spread it to others?

do you believe in pedagogy,

the effection of examples?

- me?

- yes, you.

- Ah, I don't know.

- so what you believe in?

I believe in God.

you think it's funny?

please allow me to ask, what's your belief?

yeah, you see, and that's the problem.


we were in one class during high school

I'm Michaela

- what are you doing here?

- what am I doing here?

- Pedagogy is easy to get score.

- this is my major.

- where do you live?

- the dormitory in the south quarter.

- me too.

- that's nice.

it's great, right?

Pedagogy is easy to get score, right?

where have you been?

when I was in 11 grade, you were still in the Parallel class.

- And then, disappeared.

- I left study for a year.


- Hi.

- Hi.

- I'm not taking my swimsuit.

- so what? me neither.

come on! it's not cold.

Man, you think I'm cheating you?

come on!

now it's time for your shower!

- Amen.

- Amen.

take it out again.

- I want this too.

- here is the place to play music.

the first week is wonderful.

we got a test.

I think I'm pretty good.

- And I met Hanna

- Oh, She's a student too?

- father...

- it's not because of Hanna.

That's why you came late.

so we shouldn't...

bring you to Tubingen.

I wanna go there.

- can't you have a dinner quietly?

- obviously not

foreknowable saint...

the Virgin Mary, we are calling you.

wisdoms sit up there...

the Virgin Mary, we are calling you.

Mother of God, we are calling you.

look, the trees are totally different.

so green.

And tall, got some branches.

it's great that

you can come to have pilgrimage.

- have i missed once?

- no, no!

upside, you wanna go in?

you can pray now.

- some one stole things, look here.

- yeah.

- it's all ancient here.

- yeah.

Luigan... Luigina.


lilttle angels and roses.

she is so sad... this garland...

what you prayed for to the saint

when you were in the church?

- only Holy will know that.

- did she answer you?

Mhm. you should listen carefully.

when you pay attention, you will feel her.

still not mention?



I pray to the God for you.

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Bernd Lange

Bernd Lange (born 14 November 1955) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists. He was a member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 2004. Since July 2009 he is again member of the European Parliament within the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. Since 2014, Bernd Lange is chairman of the INTA committee (International Trade) and rapporteur for TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) more…

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