Forbidden Girl (2013/Inception DVD)
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: D
young man must resist the seductive lure of an ancient witch or be
condemned to an eternal life on the dark side in the European
supernatural/possession thriller The Forbidden Girl - which
feels like a long, bad episode of Tales From The Dark Side.
While a little disjointed plot wise, the film has the basic elements
of a scary movie: a woman who can't be in sunlight, an odd hall of
portraits, secret passageways, dark wisps of smoke moving through the
house, dream sequences, and so on but it all kind of feels generic
and been there done that.
(Peter Gadiot; Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Night Wolf),
a troubled young man who lost his girlfriend in a tragic accident,
begins to put his life back together after spending years in a
psychiatric institute. Upon his release, he takes a job tutoring a
beautiful woman (Jytte-Merle Bahrnsen) who lives in her Aunt's lonely
mansion. When Toby suspects his student is possessed, his haunting
memories return; and unexplainable, supernatural occurrences drive
him from the house, but the seemingly innocent young woman draws him
back with a powerful, seductive temptation. At the height of his
ecstasy, Toby realizes that there is a paranormal connection between
the women of the house... Is it too late to save himself from eternal
slavery in a hellish underworld?
from Peter Gadiot and Jytte-Merle Bahrnsen the film also stars
Jeanette Hain (The Whistleblower), Roger Tebb (The Bourne
Identity), and Klaus Tange (Flame and Citron).
Director/Co-Writer Till Hastreiter was made in Germany, despite being
in English, but that does not help it one bit.
Forbidden Girl is presented in anamorphically enhanced standard
definition widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (1.78:1) and a
lossy Dolby 5.1 surround mix that at least look and sound better than
expected. Running time for the film is 106 minutes. No extras on
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