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In anticipation of our Hollywood Talks Shop Special with Burkhardt Klaussner, the Goethe-Institut is screening three films starring the outstanding German actor.


Dir. Hans-Christian Schmid, 2006, 92 min, German with English subtitles, digital

Inspired by actual events, this film tells the story of a young woman named Michaela Klinger who, torn between faith and sickness at the beginning of the 1970s, became the victim of an exorcism. Brought up by her parents in a strict Catholic household, Michaela moved to Tübingen at the age of 21 to take up studies in teaching. Although her father (played by Burkhardt Klaussner) , always her ally, is fully supportive of the move, her anxious mother, who tries to keep her epileptic daughter bound up in a cocoon of bans and preventative measures, has mixed feelings about Michaela becoming a student.

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Added by Goethe-Institut on December 6, 2010

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