Film review: BERLIN SYNDROME, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Cate Shortland’s latest film, Berlin Syndrome may have young travellers reconsidering that planned European backpacking holiday. Here, Teresa Palmer plays Clare, a troubled and reserved young Australian woman backpacking in Berlin. After spending a night with a seemingly nice young German teacher, Andi (Max Riemelt) at his isolated apartment, she awakes the next morning to find he has locked her

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Film review: LORE from Built For Speed

Lore is an Australian-German co-production directed by Cate Shortland who burst onto the scene in 2004 with her debut feature Somersault. Shot in Germany and spoken almost entirely in German, Lore is based on one of the stories from the Rachel Seiffert novel The Dark Room.  The film is set in Germany in 1945 just as the Nazi regime is

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What’s on Built For Speed, Friday 28th September 2012

This week on Built For Speed we return to more art house fare with reviews of Cate Shortland’s World War 2 drama “Lore” and the long awaited adaptation of the Jack Kerouac classic “On the Road” which stars Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst and Sam Riley.  There’s also plenty of new music from The Vaccines, Jeff the Brotherhood and Alabama Shakes. 

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