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Nekromantik (1987)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1987 (West Germany)
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
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Vera
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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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Некромантик  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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Referenced in Cemetery Man (1994) See more »

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Ménage à trois
Written by John Boy Walton
Performed by John Boy Walton
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22 May 2006 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I like this film. At the same time, I don't know whether or not I can sit through it again. Jorg Buttgeireit proves himself as quite a revolutionary director in this field of film-making, and since has gone on to make even better films.

Nekromantik is actually not a very complicated story. Robert and Betty are in love. Robert and Betty have some sick fetish's. Robert works for a company that cleans up dead bodies, and one day Robert brings home a rather rotten cadaver pulled out from a swamp. When I say rotten, I mean disgustingly rotten. Well, after Robert and Betty have a rather disgusting threesome with there new found friend, Robert gets fired from his job. It is at this point that Betty leaves him and takes the rotten corpse with her. The rest of the movie is Robert trying to cope with his loss.

This movie has to be seen to believe. I wouldn't recommend this to just the average horror fan. You have to be wanting to look for something new. In my case, I had seen everything. My collection of horror films is in the hundreds. But I hadn't seen this. The second film is rather good also, and I am having a hard time deciding which movie had the sickest ending. I hope this comment helps. 8/10


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