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29 November 1990 (Germany) See more »
In "German Chainsaw Massacre" people meet up with a household of butchers. They detect low cost meat... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Karina Fallenstein ... Clara
Susanne Bredehöft ... Claras Mann / Margit
Artur Albrecht ... Claras Liebhaber

Volker Spengler ... Hank
Alfred Edel ... Alfred
Brigitte Kausch ... Brigitte
Dietrich Kuhlbrodt ... Dietrich
Reinald Schnell ... Kurti

Udo Kier ... 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)
Irmgard Freifau von Berswordt-Wallrabe ... Ostdeutsches Paar (as Freifrau Baronin Irmgard von Berswordt-Wallrabe)
Dieter Lersch ... Ostdeutsches Paar
Biber G. Jakob ... Die Leichen
Christoph Schneiderbanger ... Die Leichen

Directed by
Christoph Schlingensief 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christoph Schlingensief 

Produced by
Gerd Hecker .... co-producer
Horst Riesenfeld .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jacques Arr 
Cinematography by
Voxi Bärenklau 
Christoph Schlingensief 
Film Editing by
Ariane Traub 
Production Design by
Uli Hanisch 
Makeup Department
Melanie Schumacher .... makeup artist
Production Management
Christian Fürst .... production manager
Rüdiger Jordan .... unit manager
Dirk Piepenbring .... unit manager
Melanie Schumacher .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Udo Kier .... assistant director
Art Department
Sven Dülfer .... props
Sound Department
Stephan Konken .... re-recording mixer
Eckhard W. Kuchenbecker .... sound
Special Effects by
Thomas Göttemann .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Günter Hablik .... assistant camera
Eckhard W. Kuchenbecker .... still photographer (as Eki Kuchenbecker)
Francisco Larrain .... lighting technician
Ralf Malwitz .... assistant camera
Hans von Sonntag .... lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ariane Traub .... costumer
Other crew
Artur Albrecht .... script supervisor

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"Das deutsche Kettensägen Massaker" - Germany (original title)
"The German Chainsaw Massacre" - USA (literal English title)
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63 min

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Satirical German splatter., 25 September 2007
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

In "German Chainsaw Massacre" we meet a butcher family.They recognize cheap meat in the East Germans passing over the old border into the West and begin turning them into sausage.Clara fleeing the murder of her sleazy husband and the decaying East lands in the hands of butchers.She is kept alive because the daughter of the family falls in love with her."German Chainsaw Massacre" is a satirical splatter flick that offers lots of cheap gore.It's full of political overtones and owes a lot to Tobe Hooper's horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".I enjoyed this low-budget horror comedy and you should too,if you are a fan of German gore and absurdity.

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