Take the 2-minute tour ×
Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and tv enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Here's what I remember:

  1. Came out in early 2000s - saw it on an HBO preview weekend I think. Dozing while it was on so just saw bits and pieces.

  2. Either Max von Sydow or Maximillian Schell (MS) - I can't tell them apart sometimes.

  3. Plot was a weird doctor-type (MS?) and his son in some type of materialist hellhole mansion (because apparently only the rich can be twisted).

  4. Son brings a woman home and there's weirdness throughout the movie about her seeing and hearing things she's not supposed to see.

  5. At the end of the movie, it turns out she's not the first and MS is doing "things" to the women, something about their brains, I think it was a Stepford Wives kind of thing.

  6. Final scene of the movie, or close to it - the son is in on it, she's strapped into a chair and they're about to do X to her, and she screams "I don't deserve this!" and MS says something very Nietzsche-an to her, can't remember what.

Any ideas?

share|improve this question
3  
Was this movie in English as looking through a lot of these two actor's history it shows they have done a lot of none English films. –  chcuk Jul 6 '12 at 12:32
    
Have you looked at the mid-2000s output of these two actors in IMDB? If so and no result, how sure are you of the actors or the date? –  iandotkelly Jul 6 '12 at 13:05
    
I tried RTFIMDB and didn't find anything, which brought me here. I am not 100% sure about the actors but more than 50% sure - maybe it was just a Teutonic-looking guy who'd worn a WWII German officer's uniform in other films. –  lonstar Jul 6 '12 at 14:07
    
The mid-2000s comment was when I saw it, and the period in the movie seemed contemporary based on dress and technology (cars, computers, etc) –  lonstar Jul 6 '12 at 14:16
    
@chcuk - now that you mention it, I am trying to remember and I am not sure! Funny how memory works - I thought of that last line as being spoken until you asked. –  lonstar Jul 7 '12 at 6:06
add comment

1 Answer

Not sure if this is it. No MS but plot could be the same.
Movie is called HYSTERIA made in 97.

share|improve this answer
    
I don't think this is right but upvoting the effort. Thanks. –  lonstar Aug 22 '12 at 0:34
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.