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Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)

Der Todesking (original title)
Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

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Hermann Kopp ...
Man (segment "Montag")
Heinrich Ebber ...
Video Fan (segment "Dienstag")
Michael Krause ...
Man in Park (segment "Mittwoch")
Eva-Maria Kurz ...
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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Art/trash/exploitation with soul?
30 October 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Der Todesking' is my first experience with Jorg Buttgereit. I have no idea whether it is representative of his other work or not, but after watching this puzzling movie I intend finding out. A verbal description of this movie does it very little justice. Scenes of suicides by various individuals are interspersed with footage of a decomposing corpse. That really gives you NO idea how thought provoking, repellant AND beautiful this movie is in places.

I'm not sure if I fully understand Buttgereit's "message" or indeed, if there really IS one. But I did get something from watching this movie. It is much more than just a collection of disturbing images. Maybe it is like a painting or a poem, and everybody who experiences comes away with their own ideas or emotions about what it's "about".

Whatever your reaction to 'Der Todesking' I don't think you will regret having watched it. There are moments in this movie that will stay with you for a VERY long time... I was fascinated. A movie that blurs the distinctions between art and exploitation, and makes you question yourself. Yes, I was impressed.


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