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

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  25 January 1990 (West Germany)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Hermann Kopp ...
Man (segment "Montag")
Heinrich Ebber ...
Video Fan (segment "Dienstag")
Michael Krause ...
Man in Park (segment "Mittwoch")
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Spinster (segment "Freitag") (as Eva M. Kurz)
Angelika Hoch ...
Assassin (segment "Samstag")
Nicholas Petche ...
Man (segment "Sonntag")
Susanne Betz ...
Girl in Park (segment "Mittwoch")
Mark Reeder ...
Soldier (segment "Dienstag")
Hille Saul ...
Soldier with Shears (segment "Dienstag")
Ades Zabel ...
Shopkeeper (segment "Dienstag")
Jörg Buttgereit ...
Torture Victim (segment "Dienstag") / Voice of Projectionist (segment "Samstag")
Bela B. ...
Singer (segment "Samstag") (as Dirk Felsenheimer)
Andreas Doehler ...
(as Andreas Döhler)
Alexander Kiersch
Bettina Buchholz
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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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Suicidal pleasure of thoughts.
14 June 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Der Todesking"-Jorg Buttgereit's second full-length feature film(the first one was notorious "Nekromantik")has no central character or characters,but instead thematic continuity in the act of suicide.Divided into days of the week,it comprises of a series of set-pieces,each of which featuring the self-destruction of a complete stranger.Yes,the production values are low and it's disturbing,but in many ways "Der Todesking" is extremely effective.It makes you think which is sometimes more important than pure entertainment.Unlike the other Buttgereit's works it isn't very gory,but there are some unpleasant images like castration scene in the Tuesday episode,a decomposing corpse and various acts of suicide.The last(Sunday)episode is so depressing and full of pain!-just amazing if you want my opinion.10 out of 10-check out this post-modernism shocker!Disturbing art in the purest form!


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