Freaks: You're One of Us (2020)

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Freaks: You're One of Us (2020)
Freaks: You're One of Us (original title)

Tipped by a mysterious tramp, a meek fry cook discovers she has superpowers -- and uncovers an unsavory, vast conspiracy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Germany
IMDb   5.4 /10
TheMovieDb    5.6 /10
RottenTomatoes  0 %
FilmAffinity   4.3 /10
Creators
Director Felix Binder
Writer Marc O. Seng
Information
Release Date2020-09-01
Runtime1h 32min
GenreAction, Drama, Fantasy
Content RatingTV-MA (TV-MA)
Awards
Company
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman
Dr. Sternas Dr. Stern
Frederic Linkemann
Frederic Linkemann
Larsas Lars
Finnlay Berger
Finnlay Berger
Karlas Karl
Gisa Flake
Gisa Flake
Angelaas Angela
Gerhartas Gerhart
Chantalas Chantal
Gesine Cukrowski
Gesine Cukrowski
Wendys Mutteras Wendys Mutter
Charlotte Banholzer
Charlotte Banholzer
Wendy jungas Wendy jung
Marcel Nazarov
Marcel Nazarov
Malteas Malte
Rektoras Rektor
Eddy Shore
Eddy Shore
Prollas Proll
Johann Fohl
Johann Fohl
Betrunkeneras Betrunkener
Daniel Kamen
Daniel Kamen
Wachmann Pforteas Wachmann Pforte
Frank Streffing
Frank Streffing
Polizist Verhöras Polizist Verhör
Maximilian Diehle
Maximilian Diehle
Sprechtstundenhilfe Dr. Sternas Sprechtstundenhilfe Dr. Stern

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.


Plot

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.


Cast

  • 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