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Anatomy (2000)
"Anatomie" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  3 February 2000 (Germany)
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Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to ... See full summary »

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Hein
Anna Loos ...
Gretchen
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Caspar
Holger Speckhahn ...
Phil
Traugott Buhre ...
Prof. Grombek
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Ludwig (as Oliver K. Wnuk)
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David
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Franz
Antonia Cäcilia Holfelder ...
Gabi
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Dr. Henning
Barbara M. Ahren ...
Frau Henning (as Barbara-Magdalena Ahren)
Werner Dissel ...
Paulas Großvater
Gennadi Vengerov ...
Präparator
Thomas Meinhardt ...
Professor in München
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Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, and uncovers a gruesome conspiracy perpetrated by an Antihippocratic secret society operating within the school. Written by Alexander Lum

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Die einen studieren. Die anderen werden studiert. (Some study. Some are studied.) See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for terror violence/gore, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2000 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Anatomia  »

Box Office

Budget:

DEM 8,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,725 (USA) (8 September 2000)

Gross:

$5,725 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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Trivia

The door that leads to the stainless steel morgue room in the movie actually leads to the cafeteria of Technische Universität München. The movie was screened in the big wooden lecture auditorium seen in the movie, leading to a "picture-in-picture"-effect for the audience. See more »

Goofs

Ischemic myocardiopathy is not a rare disease. In fact, is one of the most frequent heart diseases. See more »

Quotes

Hein: [to Caspar] Shut your mouth or I'll slit your vocal cords.
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22nd Floor
(Marius Ruhland / Uli Auer)
© Edition Deutsche Columbia Pictures
SPE Music Germany GmbH
Performing Artist: Jenny Groll
String arrangement by Benjamin Köthe
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An entertaining, but unfulfilling, German take on the Scream/'teenhorror' genre.
1 January 2003 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Anatomie (Anatomy) is an entertaining and engaging film that falls short of delivering the discomfort that should be connected with the films subject matter. The idea of ethical ignorance in the medical science world is one that pushes the viewer towards discomfort, and the realism of the institutions ('Heidelberg') and the special effects make it a not-entirely easy film to watch.

However, the characters, the script, and the gloss of the film all seem too familiar with the Scream movies that repopularised this sort of genre. Sadly, then, whilst the subject is one to care about, the viewer is presented with another movie full of college student characters that we don't really get a chance to care about, unresolved subplots, and hammy stage-killings that have been reinventing themselves since the memorable Drew Barrymore opening scene in Scream several years back.

Steven Ruzowillzky makes a fair effort of the script and the direction, but pushes no boundaries other than the general theme. Whilst we are presented with an entertaining film with some reasonable performances, we are unfortunately left with the old feeling: nothing is wrong with this film, but nothing is extraordinary either.

An entertaining film, and an interesting chance to see how foreign filmmakers have been influenced by the post-scream 'horror' culture. 6 out of 10


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