Requiem

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.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
82
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
Year:
2006
93 min
Website
79 Views


Please.

Papa, it's coming!

what?

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.

what?

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

please.

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.

Hanna?

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.

why?

- 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.

Giuseppe.

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?

thanks.

here.

I pray to the God for you.

hope that he could watch you.

that's so good, thank you.

I won't make you disappointed....

I don't wanna hear it! - let's talk.

- stop it!

look, a necklace of roses garland.

Michaela! Michaela!

what...are you doing here?

Papa!

- don't know...there just now...

- what?

- I heard some noise at first, then there...

- sit up.

it's fine that I wake up first, not your Mama.

otherwise it'll be worse now.

come on, let's get upside.

while others are still sleeping.

I feel pain.

- So, I will cut.

- you sure?

worse than ever.

won't be worse, right?

but it's hard to say, right?

hello, one person.

have fun.

hello.

beer, soda, cola?

- you wanna beers?

- thank you!

I...I think soda is ok, thank you.

- all right, cheers!

- cheers!

- how long have you been in Tubingen?

- this is my first semester.

- what's your major?

- I wanna be a teacher.

how about you? - chemic.

- is it cool?

so so, my father got a company

making food ingredient

I'll inherit it.

- I need go to bar there get some bread.

- ok.

let me?

sorry.

I wanna dance now.

wake up, we are late.

oh, my godness.

Michaela? Michaela!

sh*t, get up!

Michaela. Hey.

hey, come on.

come right here.

- here.

- thanks.

how could you say nothing?

Epilepsy.

because of this you quit study for a year?

- I'm painful, Hanna.

- Have you seen doctors?

oh, forget it, you know

how many docs I've been checked?

at last

none of them know how to heal me.

the final diagnose result.

they tried some ways

then, they gave you some pills

and then...

have new side effect.

must use new ones to control it.

maybe you should accept this reality.

you are sick, Michaela!

your life is in danger!

no excuse to keep it in closet.

- but i feel so ashamed.

- but you'd have told me first.

swear to me, you won't let others know.

if my parents find out, I will faint.

that's over.

if you want me to keep this secret.

all right, you promise me to see the doc.

Michaela?

why you are here?

unbelievable.

you have time?

mint?

no speaking?

you must think I'm crazy, but I don't know

who else can understand me.

if you need my understanding,

you should talk.

in St. Carlo...

I...woke up at night.

then...I couldn't catch that necklace.

I tried hard to get it, but there always

some strength pulled me backward, just like...

...I was not myself.

then, it happened again.

this morning.

appeared with ghosts' faces and sounds, screams

I was shiting on them.

you don't know what I have experienced!

they came out all of a sudden,

then spread everywhere... I...

wanna close my eyes or, hide somewhere,

but it's no use.

- they kept yelling.

- what they yelled out?

that you sh*t on them?

or you can't get the necklace?

- please don't.

- you bring it here?

- it's a souvenir of a store.

- why won't you believe me?

you hear what you are talking about?

ghost face, sounds.

what are you talking about?

devils?

we sure believe there are devils on earth.

but we believe in God too.

it's just a metaphor,

we should keep to them.

but you can't keep to each word.

- but, Father...

- ah, so terrible.

illusion! you should talk to your psychologist.

you are so angry, because you are afraid too.

you know I won't lie to you.

and I can't imagin all of this.

you just begin your study,

birds just fly out of the nest.

what's wrong with you?

watch out your own way!

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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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