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Nothing Bad Can Happen

1h 50m Drama 2013

A member of the Jesus Freaks, young Tore mistakes chance for a miracle and cruelty ensues.

Inspired by atrocious true events, NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN follows Tore, a young lost soul involved with an underground Christian punk movement who falls in with a dysfunctional family curious to test his seemingly unwavering faith.

After a chance encounter helping Benno, a stranded driver and managing to help start his car again in what appears to be a miracle, Tore is invited back to his home and becomes friendly with him, his wife, and two kids. Before long, Tore moves in and gradually becomes part of his family. However, Benno can’t resist playing a cruel game, designed to challenge Tore’s beliefs. As his trials become more and more extreme, Tore finds his capacity for love and resilience pushed to its limits, and beyond.

A confident and intense debut film from German director, Katrin Gebbe, winner of the New Auteur Award at AFI Fest, Nothing Bad Can Happen first debuted at Cannes Film Festival.

“One of the smartest, most heartbreaking films of the year.” — Birth.Movies.Death.

“Pitting good against evil with striking intelligence and a near-operatic commitment to extreme suffering, Ms. Gebbe neither mocks nor celebrates Tore’s love for his God.” — New York Times

“A revenge flick where the hero refuses vengeance. We want that catharsis, but if Tore ever stopped turning the other cheek, he’d lose the only thing he has left: forgiveness.” — L.A. Weekly


Katrin Gebbe








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