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The Deathmaker (1995)
"Der Totmacher" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  23 November 1995 (USA)
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Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this ... See full summary »

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Jürgen Hentsch ...
Prof. Dr. Ernst Schultze
Pierre Franckh ...
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Hans-Michael Rehberg ...
Kommissar Rätz
Matthias Fuchs ...
Dr. Machnik
Marek Harloff ...
Fürsorgezögling Kress
Christian Honhold ...
Wärter Schweimler
Rainer Feisthorn ...
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Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing methods. Written by Robert Zeithammel

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Fritz Haarmann: The boys always asked me, "Fritz, what to you put in there?"
[opens the window, walks up close to the doctor]
Fritz Haarmann: And then I always said, "I'm feeding your FISHES!", that's the way I said it.
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Ich hatte einen Kameraden
Franz Baumann and Orchestra
Lyrics by Ludwig Uhland
Music by Friedrich Silcher
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Could be a great theatre piece as well!
5 April 2001 | by (vienna) – See all my reviews

George realy did a perfect job in this! Based on the historical examination script they deliver a film that comes very close to your stomach. Some people I know couldn´t stand it and turned it off and some turned the video off, because they were bored. Try it yourself! This is absolutely an about average view on the so popular subject "serial killer". I watched it late at night with 100 percent thrill and interest.


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