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The Death King (1990)
"Der Todesking" (original title)

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Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Susanne Betz ...
Girl in park (in Wednesday episode)
Gerd Breitung
Ingo Buesing
Jörg Buttgereit ...
Torture victim - Tuesday episode / Voice of projectionist - Saturday episode
Andreas Doehler
Heinrich Ebber ...
Video fan (in Tuesday episode)
Bela B. Felsenheimer ...
Singer (in Saturday episode)
Daniela Geburtig
Angelika Hoch ...
Assassin (in Saturday episode)
Manfred O. Jelinski
Baerbel Juette ...
Second soldier (in Tuesday episode)
Alexander Kiersch
Hermann Kopp ...
Man (in Monday episode)
Michael Krause ...
Man in park (in Wednesday episode)
Gudrun Kromrey
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Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

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25 January 1990 (West Germany)  »

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El rey de la muerte  »

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Buttgereit is indeed the death king of moviemaking.
28 July 2000 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Jorg "Nekromantik" Buttgereit continued his serious obsession with death on this harrowing suicide-fest. One suicide per week day. Der Todesking, however, is far from being any sort of video nasty. Rather, it is a brooding, raw, brutally frank art-house hysteria punctuated by avantgarde delivery, particularly the recurring interludes of a decomposing corpse. There is also a spoof on "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS," which is weird and totally unexpected if you consider Buttgereit's nationality. In any case, utterly depressing, plodding atmosphere and unnerving lack of dialogue bring this work even further into the category of obscure cult classics, not for the weak of heart or mind. But would you expect anything less from the man who gave us "Nekromantik," "Schramm," "Hot Love?" Indeed. "This is the Death King. He makes it so that people don't want to live anymore." Can YOU look him in the eyes?


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