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"By comparison, Funny Games looks like a teddy bear's picnic." – Screen Daily

Fed up with the religious establishment, a vulnerable Tore comes to Hamburg to join Christian punk movement the Jesus Freaks. Following a chance meeting where he miraculously fixes Benno's car, Tore soon moves in with this stranger's family. But a cruel Benno begins to push the young itinerant's faith through an escalating series of abusive acts.

Savage and uncompromising, Nothing Bad Can Happen elicited a strong response at Cannes this year. This window to humanity's darkness combines assured direction, cinematography and score to deliver a harrowing tale of psychosexual sadism that builds to a shocking finale.

"A robust and compelling first feature, deftly shot and ably acted, especially by its younger cast members." – Hollywood Reporter

Director Katrin Gebbe is a guest of the festival. Read a MIFF interview with Katrin about the film.

D/S Katrin Gebbe P Verena Gräfe-Höft WS Celluloid Dreams L German w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013