TRUE LOVE WAYS (2015) Reviews and overview

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True Love Ways is a 2015 German horror thriller feature film written and directed by Swiss-born Mathieu Seiler. The film’s title is presumably a reference to the famous Buddy Holly song of the same name, which is often played at weddings.

The movie stars Anna Hausburg, David C. Bunners, Kai Michael Müller, Michael Greiling, Axel Hartwig, Anja Margoni, Beat Marti and Margarita Ruhl.


After a recurring dream Séverine decides she needs to get away from her boyfriend Tom for a couple of days. Tom makes a deal with a man he meets at a bar: Séverine will be kidnapped. Tom rescues her from the clutches of the kidnappers, and will become her saviour.

However what Tom does not know is that his new made friend has a different plan with Séverine. When the situation gets out of control and Séverine faces her sadistic kidnappers, it turns into a bloody battle for survival…


“Meticulously constructed and with ruthless attention to the smallest of details, True Love Ways is a taut tale of love, catastrophic coincidences, and the extremes even the most innocent of people are capable of reaching in the name of love and survival. This picaresque thriller will undoubtedly be lapped up by art house audiences the world around…”  Howard Gorman, Dread Central


“Sure, some of Séverine’s escape methods may be questionable, but then again it all plays out some what dream-like, so nothing is what it seems, or is it? I applaud Mathieu Seiler for crafting such a film, it’s almost like an art-house slasher flick. It’s definitely unique and one that I will be watching numerous times. I urge you to seek this one out, especially if you want something that’ll keep you on your toes.” Chris Savage,



Filming locations:

Berlin, Germany
Paris, France


In the US, Synergetic Distribution released True Love Ways via digital platforms such as Amazon, iTunes, Vimeo, Google Play, Vudu, InDemand and DirectTV from October 1, 2016.

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