Tore seeks a new life in Hamburg among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them repair their car, he thinks that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He sparks a friendship with the father of the family, Benno and soon moves in with them…
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I had the opportunity to watch this in a class with the director... and goddamn. It's a very strong subject matter. Definitely a thinking piece. Reminded me of El Castillo de la Pureza by Ripstein, but way more morbid.
This is the German remake of Lars Von Trier's Breaking The Waves, with a dash of Martyrs, Ulrich Seidl (Faith, Love, Hope), and Kinatay. Torture porn, both physical and psychological, cum Christian fundamentalism. The original titles “Tore tanzt,” translates as “Tore Dances” and it is clearly more effective than "Nothing Bad Can Happen".
Assieme a Stoic e Snowtown ( al quale assomiglia parecchio in quanto a crudezza e cattiveria) è in assoluto il film più disturbante che mi sia capitato di vedere. In Tore tanzt vengono perpetrate violenze inaudite ( da vomito la scena del pollo) ai danni di un indifeso ed è tutto tremendamente realistico e reale che alla fine se ne esce emotivamente devastati...altro che le pagliacciate di von trier e serbian film
While Nothing Bad Can Happen doesn't choose a side of faith, sadly the characters are too much walking cliches to register as humans: the good guys are the saints and the bad guys are evil. As whenever it portrays characters as against the extreme belief of what that entails it's unsubtly announced, as if saying: "See they aren't all like that!" Therefore, it's a think piece at its most prejudiced and cheap.
I really really hate this one. There's a fine line between this kind of skuzz and other rough disturbing stuff that isn't skuzz like Kargl's "Angst", Noe's "Irreversible", Haneke's "Funny Games", Mendoza's "Kinatay", and Passolini's "Salo". Regret watching.
what a disturbing movie! i feel pretty irritated. i have lost my comfort, indeed. :(
"The characters deeply touched me ... It was so far away from life. And I felt there would be so many themes to discover – about relationships, guilt, desire, belief, idealism, love, bravery… I was searching for more than an easy explanation." Katrin Gebbe