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Nekromantik (1988)

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A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernd Daktari Lorenz ...
Robert Schmadtke (as Daktari Lorenz)
Beatrice Manowski ...
Betty (as Beatrice M.)
Harald Lundt ...
Bruno
Colloseo Schulzendorf ...
Joe (as Collosseo)
Henri Boeck ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Clemens Schwender ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Jörg Buttgereit ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Holger Suhr ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Volker Hauptvogel ...
Man with Gun
Harald Weis ...
Dead in Garden
Heike Surban ...
Prostitute (as Heike S.)
Patricia Leipold ...
Prostitute
Elke Fuchs ...
Prostitute
Margit Im Schlaa ...
Prostitute
Suza Kohlstedt ...
Vera
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Storyline

Graphic, low-budget gore-shocker about Rob and Betty, a couple of ordinary necrophiles who apparently don't mind if their dead sexual partners are not so fresh. Rob's job affords him the opportunity to bring home corpses and the odd body part; when he loses his job, he loses Betty, and Rob's life gets REALLY bizarre. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Death is just the Beginning

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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29 January 1988 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

NEKRomantik  »

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Trivia

Jörg Buttgeriet said in an interview that he never intended to be a director and 'Nekromantik' was just a film to rebel against the German film rating system, trying to shock as many people as possible. See more »

Quotes

Betty: [on a note] Left for good. Took the corpse.
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Ménage à trois
Written by John Boy Walton
Performed by John Boy Walton
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The art of horror
5 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Obviously filmed on super8-format Jörg Buttgereit´s masterpiece "Nekromantik" looks much more professional and expensive than it´s actually is! Being banned in many countries the most people only see a depraved and disgusting horror movie in it, but to me it is a disturbing, but simultaneously beautiful film about a weird fetish! The whole film is surrounded by an almost apocalyptic poetry and the wonderful piano score emphazises the sinister death-is-everywhere atmosphere perfectly! Some may be offended by gross scenes like the suicide masturbation, the autopsy, the rabbit dissection, the beheading of an old cemetery gardener or the climax when Robert and Betty have sex with the corpse (A very esthetical scene by the way...), but exactly that´s the stuff which makes this movie so unique: the surreal combination of bizarre symbolic, gore and dream like mood! Watch it whenever wherever you can!


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