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Blackest Heart (1990)

Das deutsche Kettensägen Massaker (original title)
In "German Chainsaw Massacre" people meet up with a household of butchers. They detect low cost meat in the East Germans moving over the old boundary into the West and start turning them ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Fallenstein ...
Clara
Susanne Bredehöft ...
Claras Mann / Margit
Artur Albrecht ...
Claras Liebhaber
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Hank
Alfred Edel ...
Alfred
Brigitte Kausch ...
Brigitte
Dietrich Kuhlbrodt ...
Dietrich
Reinald Schnell ...
Kurti
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Jonny
Irm Hermann ...
Die Zöllner
Eva-Maria Kurz ...
Die Zöllner
Ingrid Raguschke ...
Die Zöllner
Kurt Wiedemann ...
Die Zöllner
Renate Koehler ...
Ossa
Sergej Gleitmann ...
Ossus (as Volker Bertzky)
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In "German Chainsaw Massacre" people meet up with a household of butchers. They detect low cost meat in the East Germans moving over the old boundary into the West and start turning them into sausage. Clara flees the slaying of her sleazy spouse and the rotting East, and lands in the arms of butchers. She is held alive simply because the daughter of the family falls in love with her. This German movie is a satirical massacre splatter flick that provides lots of inexpensive gore. It's full of political overtones and has a lot to Tobe Hooper's terror classic "The Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers". If you're a lover of German gore and absurdness, check it out!. 16 million East Germans on their way to the golden West. 4% never got there: were they turned into Wuerste (sausages)? If you knew Christoph Schlingensief's other movies like "United Trash" you will know what this is all about - some call it art, some trash. Shot in 14 days after October the 3rd 1990. With Udo Kier in a small role. Written by Anonymous

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Schlingensief's definitive movie on the "reunification"
7 September 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This film has to be understood in the correct context; Schlingensief did not try to make a splatter movie, he just uses elements of the splatter genre, just as in other movies he used pieces of "new German cinema", neorealism, and so on. His objective I think was to make a truthful film about the so-called German reunification, and if its weird, confusing, brutal, tasteless, and very badly acted, this only adds to its truthfulness, because that is what the "reunification" actually was like. Christoph Schlingensief made the first honest and adequate film on this event from Germany's most recent history, and up to date it remains the only one.


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