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Angst (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1983 (USA)
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

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Cast overview:
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The Psychopath
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Off-Text (voice)
Silvia Rabenreither ...
Daughter
Karin Springer ...
Daughter (voice)
Edith Rosset ...
Mother
Josefine Lakatha ...
Mother (voice)
Rudolf Götz ...
Son
Renate Kastelik ...
Taxi Driver
Hermann Groissenberger ...
Guest at the Café
Claudia Schinko ...
Guest at the Café
Beate Jurkowitsch ...
Guest at the Café
Rosa Schandl ...
Waitress at the Café
Rolf Bock ...
Police Officer
Emil Polaczek ...
Police Officer
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A man is released from prison after serving ten years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees and discovers a secluded rural home, where a young woman lives with her sick mother and disabled brother. He then begins to take out his sadistic pleasures on them, attempting to hold them hostage, while thinking of his troubled childhood with his abusive mother and grandmother... Written by Brian Patrick

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The movie is based on the real case of the mass murderer Werner Kniesek. See more »

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[first lines]
The Psychopath: The fear in her eyes and the knife in the chest. That's my last memory of my mother. That's why I had to go to prison for four years, even though she survived.
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Edited into Erwin Leder in Fear (2015) See more »

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10/10. An outstanding horror film
4 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Angst (1983) is one of my favourite horror films of all time. This very disturbing German horror picture is a true gem. The camera work for me is one of the many things that make this film so great. The camera feels very over the shoulder and gets you up close and personal with the disturbing events that take place. Plenty of facial shots also really capture the essence of the main character. It's honestly not hard to tell the man is mentally disturbed. The actor who plays the main character is beyond perfect in the role, looking very sly and demented. Plus the narration that this character gives us throughout the whole movie is simply pure evil. I felt as if I was watching a real life serial murder happen before my eyes, which is exactly what makes this film so disturbing. It's not heavy on gore and nudity but the manner in which it was filmed and narrated is definitely disturbing to me. since the film at it's core is a character study that follows a deeply disturbed serial killer, there isn't much of a plot here. this however doesn't detract from the film it really just strengthens it. you feel far more immersed in the character and his thoughts because there is no plot for you to pay attention to. this makes for a very real and in depth character study about a mentally unstable man. topped off by excellent casting and acting. All that's left for me to say is, go watch it. You will not be disappointed!

The verdict: 10/10 a perfectly disturbing masterpiece


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