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Anatomy (2000)
"Anatomie" (original title)

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

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3 February 2000 (Germany)  »

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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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The models used in the film were inspired by Dr. Gunther von Hagens popular exhibition "Body Works" in which real cadavers are plasticized after being dissected. One character even mentions this process when we see the hall for the first time at the beginning of the film, but no real cadavers were used as the director thought it "too macabre". The models were created by a team headed by Joachim Grüninger and Birger Laube. The models were so accurate and detailed that the film's medical advisers thought they could be used as actual teaching specimens. See more »

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Set in the medical faculty, the building has signs reading "Fakultät der Informatik" (Faculty of Computer Sciences) at Technische Universität München. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Grombek: [first words - as med student works over cadaver bare-handed] Gloves Kaminski, gloves. The lady's a study aid, not Sharon Stone.
student hecklers: Yeah, Kaminski instincts are very basic... They're more fun when they're alive.
Prof. Grombek: Alright, pipe down. That's enough for this group. Ever seen a drowning victim? Tomorrow's putrefaction day.
Paula Henning: Uh, professor? There seems to be some kind of anomaly in the pelvic region.
Prof. Grombek: A penis per chance? It's not an anomaly, it's that little boys are created differently than little girls. ...
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Referenced in Flashback - Mörderische Ferien (2000) See more »

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Sofa Rockers (Richard Dorfmeister Mix)
(Wolfgang Frisch (as Frisch) / Michael Holzgruber (as Holzgruber) / Markus Kienzl (as Kienzl) / Wolfgang Schloegl (as Schloegl))
© BMG Publishing Austria Gesellschaft mbH
by Sofa Surfers
(p) Klein Records
Courtesy of Motor Music Hamburg (A Universal Music Co.) and BMG UFA Music Publishing Houses
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it gets derailed on its way to the third act
27 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Medical student Paula Henning (Franka Potente, of "Run Lola Run" fame") wins a highly coveted scholarship, she's understandable enthused. But strange experiments are being done on live sedated bodies somewhere on the premises. When she recognizes a corpse as the boy she met on the train there, she decides to snoop around. What starts of as a reasonably captivating little thriller derails completely by the third act and becomes a carbon copy of any other slasher film made, which is a shame as if the film just stayed on target, it would've been something special, as the acting was good into then and the camera-work was pretty good throughout.

My Grade: C

DVD Extras: Commentary with director Stefan Ruzowitzky; 2 Deleted scenes with commentary by director Stefan Ruzowitzky; Anna Loos - My Truth (music video); 2 & a half minute Make-up featurette; barely 5 minute Making-of featurette; Talent files; Production photos; Storyboard comparisons; Dubbed Teaser & Theatrical trailers; and Trailers for "Circus" (2000) & "Run, Lola, Run"


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