'The Privilege' Review: Netflix German horror movie is magnificently eerie

'The Privilege', Netflix's horror movie, is suspenseful and downright eerie


                            'The Privilege' Review: Netflix German horror movie is magnificently eerie
A still from 'The Privilege' (Netflix)
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Netflix has a knack for treating its viewers with extraordinary non-English language content and that has been one of the main reasons why the streaming platform turned out to be such a huge phenomenon.

Projects such as 'Money Heist', 'Dark' and 'Post-Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes' are prime examples of Netflix's exemplary international catalog. Its catalog just got expanded with the release of the German horror flick 'The Privilege' (Das Privileg). The movie revolves around a young man named Finn, who has been living in trauma since the death of his sister, Anna.

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However, Anna's death was not natural as a demonic entity was after her and Finn that fateful night.

No one believes Finn and they think he's hallucinating these things. But he knows that it's real and tries finding the truth with her best friend Lena (Lea Van Acken). The movie primarily focuses on the aforementioned plotline, but there are other storylines as well that are just important. But the main question is if the movie manages to keep your hooker or not? The answer is a big YES!!!

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A still from 'The Privilege' (Netflix)

From the very first scene, you are glued to your screens and waiting to find out who's that supernatural entity and why it's haunting them. There is a reason why Netflix invests so heavily in international projects and thay reason is storytelling. We have always known that language isn't a barrier and these non-English language films are the prime examples of it. Even though the language is different, 'Privilege's effective storytelling and suspenseful screenplay make it worth watching.

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Max Schimmelpfennig as Finn is phenomenal and takes you to a journey that's frightening and downright eerie. The German actor gets successfull in making everyone feel the pain he is going through and the confusion of what's happening around him. 

Max Schimmelpfennig as Finn Bergmann in 'The Privilege' (Netflix)

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Lea Van Acken as Lena is actually the most interesting character in the movie and gives viewers respite from the tense situations. She is carefree and is proud to be a member of LGBTQIA+ community (like everyone should be). Can't wait to see her in future projects.

Meanwhile, Tijan Marie gives a spledid performance as well as Samira. Although, most of her impactful scenes come in the second half of the movie, she manages to make a great impression with her acting skills.

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Caroline Hartig and Milena Tscharntke are really the scene-stealers here. Whenever they are on the screen, they nab all the attention. Even though, Caroline is only in the first 5-10 minutes of the movie, she lays the foundation of what viewers can expect.

Lise Risome Olsen and Mike Hoffman are brilliant too.

All in all, 'The Privilege' is great horror/thriller movie that will keep you at the edge of your seats. It is suspenseful, scary and magnificently eerie. It also gives an impression of the world where we are too much dependant on medicines and these medicines are turning us into something else. Now, that's really scary.

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Go and watch this great movie.