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Angst (I) (1983)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  1983 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Erwin Leder ...
The Psychopath
Robert Hunger-Bühler ...
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 retarded 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 »

Quotes

[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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Surrender
by Klaus Schulze
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User Reviews

Raw and well-photographed psycho-killer film
9 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This relatively obscure German film is very well-done. It's about a schizophrenic man who murders uncontrollably. The film features very innovative camera work (at the time) which includes a recurring POV shot that will impress, no doubt. What makes this film tough to watch is the very realistic murder scenes, which include a graphic rape/murder and the long, drawn-out drowning death of an invalid. It reaches levels of intensity seen in other great psycho films like Seul Contre Tous and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. The lead actor is very convincing, and makes you feel sorry for him as well as loathe him. A highly recommended film.


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