Michael (2011)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 31

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Directed by: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits
Starring: Michael Fuith (Michael), David Rauchenberger (Child), Gisela Salcher (Colleague), Christine Kain (Mother), Ursula Strauss (Sister), Victor Tremmel (Brother-in-law)
Country: Austria, Effed Up European Cinema
Language: German, Effed Up German Movies
Runtime: 01:36:09
Genres: Based on a True Story, Captivity-Kidnapping, Gay, Old-Young Relationships, Childhood

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on Natascha Kampusch, but with the gender changed – a man holds a young boy captive in his elaborately designed basement.

It’s only halfway through the film that we realize that Michael is the name of the captor and not the victim. Which makes sense because this film is more about him – his sexual gratification, his selfish emotional needs and his awkwardness around people that are not underage.

Other thoughts – Massive Spoilers:
Of all the movies on here based on the Kampusch case, this one leaves little to maneuver around what Michael is. He’s a selfish pedophile. And that’s all. Everything is about him and his pleasures. When he leaves for a skiing trip and bids goodbye to his victim Wolfgang, there’s a smugness to his happiness, content in the knowledge that the boy will miss him, wile trapped and alone. Even when he tries to abduct another boy as a companion for Wolfgang, he does it after feeling inadequate that he hasn’t been able to replace Wolfgang’s parents, and not as a twisted act of kindness to the boy.

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Vic
Vic
June 26, 2021 3:16 pm

Pretty good. Somewhat of a happy ending.

Mike Ehrmantraut
Mike Ehrmantraut
June 27, 2021 5:15 pm

Good movie. Surprisingly well done. I liked it better than the other 16 movies based on the Kampusch case. It struck the suspense chord just enough without going over the top.

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wickvick
wickvick
June 27, 2021 5:57 pm

conclusion, beat your 8 year old sex slave into submission

spoopy
spoopy
June 28, 2021 1:25 am

Well made movie. Nonces should be skinned alive.

gogxmagog
gogxmagog
July 7, 2021 3:57 am

i slept on the floor of the bathroom wrapped in the fetal position after this one.

LOTTY DA
LOTTY DA
July 8, 2021 10:41 pm

YEAH, GOOD MOVIE. GREAT CASTING, GREAT ACTING, LOVED THE ENDING. THANKS AGAIN.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie
August 6, 2021 3:49 am

The finale was terrific, yet, Michael had physically attacked Wolfgang after the boiling water incident, ensuing a violent scuffle. Reprehensible and wretchedly piteous for all involved.

Mike Garsizzle
Mike Garsizzle
Reply to  Valkyrie
September 5, 2021 9:43 am

Sexy

MAsoMommy
MAsoMommy
October 27, 2021 7:55 pm

THAT ENDING CAN SUCK MY DICK!!

michaelmycock
michaelmycock
January 7, 2022 5:31 pm

I watched this movie some time ago and had to come back to publicly state just how much it sucked. It’s shot in this good, scandinavian, minimalistic way, but has literally no reason for that, it’s just a basic film of “look at this guy! Isn’t he sick? Don’t you think he’s sick? Now look what he have done!”. Many movies on eum get called out for existing purely for shock value, how ironic that the movie that seems to be the most of that is an “ambitious” production loved by entire world. If you love scandinavian filmmaking, there are always people like Ruben Ostlund that can and do movies that are unnerving yet with a point and a reason for scandinavian cinematography, don’t waste your time on this garbage, it actually made me like movies in general a bit less, fucking mess.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
February 17, 2022 10:32 pm

Și Michael,și 3096 days sunt foarte bune,le recomand