Freaks: You're One of Us (2020)
|Writer||Marc O. Seng|
|Genre||Action, Drama, Fantasy|
|Content Rating||TV-MA (TV-MA)|
Freaks: You're One of Us
Freaks: You're One of Us (German: Freaks – Du bist eine von uns) is a 2020 German superhero film directed by Felix Binder, written by Marc O. Seng and starring Cornelia Gröschel, Tim Oliver Schultz and Wotan Wilke Möhring. The film is a cooperation between ZDF's Das Kleines Fernsehspiel and the streaming platform Netflix.
It was released on September 2, 2020.
Wendy works in a diner and lives with her husband and son in an unnamed suburb in Germany. When she meets the homeless Marek, her life changes. He advises her to stop taking the pills that her psychiatrist prescribes for her. She takes them because of an event in her childhood where she was inexplicably involved in the death of the school principal. He also says to her "You are one of us", then jumps off a highway bridge and is run over. The next evening she meets Marek again, who is unharmed. This convinces her to stop taking the pills.
After she leaves the diner after her next shift, she is attacked. She discovers her powers and hurls her attackers into the air for several meters. Then she uses her skills and threatens her boss to get a promotion. Her colleague Elmar, who also has powers, sees this.
Together they try to get to the bottom of the origin of their abilities and discover a government conspiracy. The government tries to lock away people with abilities and drug them to suppress the forces.
- Cornelia Gröschel: Wendy Schulze
- Tim Oliver Schultz: Elmar Mund
- Wotan Wilke Möhring: Marek
- Nina Kunzendorf: Dr. Stern
- Frederic Linkemann: Lars Schulze
- Finnlay Berger: Karl Schulze
- Gisa Flake: Angela
- Ralph Herforth: Gerhart
- Thelma Buabeng: Chantal