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Germany, 1998 (MIFF 1998, Fiction)

Director: Sandra Ehlermann

The middle of the night at a madhouse in Germany. A young woman travelling alone is nearly run over by a semitrailer. So begins a deadly serious game of seduction, but who is 'playing' who? This dark, disturbing tale of sex, power and violence combines tantalising manipulation of film language and powerful performances to create an intriguing thriller which both draws on and subverts the film noir genre.

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