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There is no ray of light, real or metaphorical, in any of the eight
episodes of "Hausen". A nightmare suspended in time between objects
from the eighties and the Euro, lost in the darkness of a huge building
that refers to the construction of the DDR.
In fact, this is the inspiration of director Till Kleinert, here only
as an author and creator with Anna Stoeva, who in 1984 moved with her
mother to a huge, gloomy building not yet connected to the city. The
idea of the story, however, arrives in 2006 on the wave of "Hospital
der Geister" by Lars von Trier, which makes him think about how "nice"
it would be to tell the anxieties, experiences, of his childhood in a
So here is “Hausen” a German product, from a Germany that
always seems to be able to propose rather interesting things. A series
this, which has unleashed an endless list of possible sources of
inspiration and comparisons from "The Shining" to Lars Von Trier,
passing through Sam Raimi. The essence of the Sky Original series is
precisely this, the whole world of horror from cursed houses,
disturbing ghosts and lives lived to the limit, mixed and re-proposed
in the aforementioned scenario. Can be said that "Hausen" is not
original, and it is true, but the final result is very convincing
thanks to the restlessness it generates, thanks to a narrative that
sips the events to the end. Excellent production, which makes great use
of GCI and makes excellent use of the location (a former DDR hospital
in Berlin), where the direction of Thomas Stuber can give life to
nightmares and desperation.
After the death of his wife, Jaschek and his son Juri, move to a new
house, where the man takes up service as a maintenance worker. An
atmosphere of despair is immediately felt among the condominiums who
lead apparently opposing lives. Those who try to find a bourgeois
dignity and those who are looking for ways to get by. But there is one
thing that unites everyone: a strange slime that gushes from the pipes
and walls and seems to catalyse everyone's lives.