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When the moon is full, the blood tide rises.
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  (in credits order)
Beate Neumeyer ... Julia Sanders
Bernd Muggenthaler ... Cliff Parker
Ellen Fischer ... Linda Sanders
Alfons Sigllechner ... Vater
Barbara Woderschek ... Schwester
Helmut Neumeyer ... Chris
Andrea Arbter ... Prostituierte / Vergewaltigtes Mädchen / Folterknecht
Herbert Holzapfel ... Großvater
Thomas Deby ... Autofahrer
Karl-Heinz Nebbe ... Arzt
Karin Dellinger ... Ärztin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Ahrendt ... Hochzeitsgast
Frank Baars ... Polizist (Cliff's Tod)
Ingrid Breitling ... Nachrichtensprecherin
Peter Breitling ... Polizist
Josef Fangmeier ... Patient
Silvia Fischer ... Julia's Freundin im Bistro / Höllenmensch
Erwin Fraunhofer ... Toter Pfleger
Ronald Fuhrmann ... Erwin
Roland Geppert ... Polizist
Harald Göbel ... Rettungswagenfahrer
Heinz Göbel ... Rettungswagenfahrer
Ulrike Heinrich ... Julia's Freundin im Bistro
Heinrich Huber ... Patient
Michael Hörhager ... Patient
Rudolf Höß ... Pfarrer Ralf
Olaf Ittenbach ... Folterknecht / Peter
Michael Kamleiter ... Hochzeitsgast
Michael Müller ... Höllenmensch
Kurt Nauder ... Frank
Erwin Pusch ... Vater
Maren Rogge ... Hochzeitsgast
Thomas Salzmann ... Polizist
André Stryi ... Justus
Irene Thalhamer ... Krankenschwester
Werner Winkler ... Patient

Directed by
Olaf Ittenbach 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Olaf Ittenbach 

Original Music by
A.G. Striedl 
Cinematography by
Michael Müller 
Film Editing by
Walter Szewczyk 
Makeup Department
Andrea Arbter .... hair stylist
Andrea Arbter .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrea Arbter .... assistant director
Art Department
Andrea Arbter .... set constructor
Peter Radtke .... set constructor
André Stryi .... set constructor
Sound Department
Ralph Bojen .... sound editor
Ralph Bojen .... sound mixer
Olaf Ittenbach .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Olaf Ittenbach .... lighting
Michael Müller .... lighting
Other crew
Andrea Arbter .... location manager
Andrea Arbter .... location scout
Olaf Ittenbach .... location manager
Olaf Ittenbach .... location scout

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Burning Love!, 9 March 2008
Author: Karl Self from Yurp

This was my first Olaf Ittenbach movie and I loved it! OK, so it's budget gore, and if you cried to "Shakespeare In Love" or need to impress your girlfriend with your sensitivity, then this probably isn't your cauldron of festering sewage. But if you're hankering for a bit of bare-knuckles film-making and a few ladles of ultraviolence, then this vid's for you. It's gory throughout, and for the hell scene near the end of the movie the film crew really pulls out all stops of depravity.

This is the movie that all teenage boys dream about making. I am all the more impressed as I know how complicated and cumbersome video editing was in the early Nineties -- a lot more difficult than editing ordinary silver-halide film (keeping image and sound in synch was an absolute bitch of a task), and no comparison to today where you can just do it on your PC.

Actually, for those of you unfamiliar with the trials and tribulations of linear video editing, let me provide you with a little 101 on the subject matter: while video made shooting a lot easier and cheaper, editing became hugely more complicated as on video the sound is about two seconds out of synch with the image, so after each cut the new scene would be silent for the first two seconds. Also, precise cutting is tricky, editing scenes in or out is nearly impossible, and the image quality degenerates quickly -- it's an absolute nightmare. This explains some of the strange technical features of this movie, they were necessary compromises which Ittenbach was forced to make, rather than cute idiosyncratic ideas of his: namely dubbed soundtrack, dictatorial scripting, and single-take scenes.

The love and dedication that went into making this movie seems strangely at odds with the destructiveness and hate it narrates. I look forward to seeing more of Ittenbach's stuff.

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