DVD The Forbidden Girl

DVD The Forbidden Girl
DVD The Forbidden Girl

Rating: 3.2
Genres: Mystery
Director: Till Hastreiter
Writers: Till Hastreiter, Maximilian Vogel
Stars: Peter Gadiot, Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen, Klaus Tange
The son of a fundamentalist pastor becomes addicted to an irresistible witch. If he gives in to his temptation, he will be doomed to eternal life on the dark side.
Country: Germany
Release Date: 7 February 2013 (Germany)


  1. I'm really surprised by this movie. It is 'bad' in many aspects, but is also really WTF worthy. The cinematography is really quite good. There are completely amazing scenes and then… it gets 'bad' again (e.g. contrived, writing, etc.). Still, the thing is, every time the movie gets 'bad' all of a sudden there's a completely WTF scene and I'm amazed.

    I have to say that I have not recently come across a movie that is so bad and good at the same time. It's almost schizophrenic. I recommend a watch/rent. There may be genius here. Also it's entertaining which is more than I can say for most crappy big-budget movies lately. I haven't watched the end yet, but hopefully it wraps up all this craziness.

    Edit: I'm sort of convinced that this is a brilliant film disguised as a bad movie. I'm not sure what I'm watching, which is impressive. It's really weird. I'm going to say that this is a great flick that may someday achieve cult status.

  2. I personally found this movie to be boring and very predictable. It comes off as being very amateur in most every respect possible. The movie is full of Very bad visual effects (blue filters for night scenes and what looks like a pencil drawn sky) , predictable plot lines, and very embarrassing acting make this movie not worth watching. I wouldn't recommend this movie unless you are very bored or need something to be put on the background while you work.

    There are some subtle nude scenes (breasts and underwear), no swearing, very little gore and some poor attempts at "creepy"

    It is asking me for 10 lines and there is not that much more I can really say about this movie.

  3. I really enjoyed this film and am amazed at its poor reviews and rating on IMDb. I think over time its rating will go up and maybe it will even achieve cult film status, I think it deserves it.

    For those wanting a straight horror/mystery film with a final scene that wraps up all the loose story lines then you need to go elsewhere to one of the more predictable Hollywood horror films of the moment. This film is far more reminiscent of the Italian and English horror films of the 1960's and 70's, more about the atmosphere and the visuals than following a coherent story line. The cinematography is glorious and the locations and the sets look stunning. Others have complained about the 'blue' night scenes being amateurish, I think this was the intention of the director, to make it look more stylised than a regular night shot, think Dario Argento's 'Deep Red'.

    The acting is fine from unknown actors; Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen is captivating as the Forbidden Girl whilst Klaus Tange plays a wonderful 1960's style baddie with blond Nazi hair.

    So if you love the atmospheric horror films of the 1960s and 70's then you'll love this, go on, give it a try.

  4. I have to admit there were some good elements to this movie, mainly the cinematography. The architecture of the house was amazing; I wonder where they found it. But the script- after wondering a while what happened to it, I finally surmised that much of it was either written as they filmed or it was ad-libbed in parts,and not very well. The actress that played Laura was very easy on the eyes but her little girl voice was a bit distracting. The dialog was so bad that most of the actors throughout the whole movie whispered their lines as if they were too embarrassed to speak them and the volume was so low that I couldn't understand most of it.I searched the internet for subtitles without any luck. This could have been a good movie but there were too many lost opportunities (a little more nudity would have been nice).

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