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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Melanie Lenz
Verena Lehbauer
Joseph Lorenz
Directors
Ulrich Seidl
Screenwriters
Ulrich Seidl
Veronika Franz
Running Time
100 minutes

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Plot
When 13 year-old Melanie (Lenz) is sent to a draconian camp in the Austrian countryside, she falls in with a group of trouble-making girls and then under the spell of 50-something doctor Artz (Lorenz).


Verdict
Tying up his trilogy in style, Seidl's film unsettles and provokes with wit and composure.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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