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Release Date:
3 February 2000 (Germany) See more »
They can't wait to get their hands on you. Your end is only the beginning. See more »
Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Disappointing, dull and completely overrated See more (111 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Franka Potente ... Paula Henning

Benno Fürmann ... Hein
Anna Loos ... Gretchen

Sebastian Blomberg ... Caspar
Holger Speckhahn ... Phil
Traugott Buhre ... Prof. Grombek

Oliver Wnuk ... Ludwig (as Oliver K. Wnuk)

Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... David

Andreas Guenther ... Franz (as Andreas Günther)
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

Simon Schwarz ... Junger Mann
Alexander Liegl ... Helfer
Martin Pölcher ... Helfer

Christoph Hagen Dittmann ... Bernie
Berrin Alganer-Lenz ... Putzfrau
Angelika Sedlmeier ... Frau Freisinger
Ulrich Matschoss ... Femerichter
Alexander Held ... Polizist (as Gerald Alexander Held)
Karl Friedrich ... Kriminalbeamter
Susanna Sandvoss ... Kellnerin Heidelberg (as Susanne Gräbe)
Johannes Nikolussi ... Junkie (as Johann Nikolussi)

Anna Brüggemann ... Junkie-Mädchen
Axel Weusten ... Alexander
Gabriel Bassale ... Kursteilnehmer
Ralf Dietl ... Kursteilnehmer
Oliver Engl ... Kursteilnehmer
Uche Ishionwu ... Kursteilnehmer
Michael Jank ... Kursteilnehmer
Thomas Neumann ... Kursteilnehmer
Armin Schlicht ... Kursteilnehmer
Christoph Schmeiduch ... Kursteilnehmer
Patrick Schmidt ... Kursteilnehmer
Nico Schütz ... Kursteilnehmer
Thijs van der Zee ... Kursteilnehmer
Michael Wölfl ... Kursteilnehmer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jakob Claussen ... Man in Train calling for a Doctor (uncredited)
Sabrina Setlur ... Studentin in München (uncredited)

Directed by
Stefan Ruzowitzky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Engelmann  dramaturge
Stefan Ruzowitzky 

Produced by
Jakob Claussen .... producer
Norbert Preuss .... executive producer
Andrea Willson .... producer
Thomas Wöbke .... producer
Original Music by
Marius Ruhland 
Cinematography by
Peter von Haller 
Film Editing by
Ueli Christen 
Casting by
Nessie Nesslauer 
Production Design by
Ingrid Henn 
Costume Design by
Nicole Fischnaller 
Makeup Department
Nanni Gebhardt-Seele .... makeup artist
Stephanie Hilke .... makeup artist
Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger .... wig maker (as Jeannette Latzelsberger)
Birger Laube .... special makeup effects artist
Fatima Mousli .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Burgi Ehrhardt .... production manager
Dirk Engelhard .... production manager
Anja Giessing .... production manager
Filip Hering .... production manager
Britta Knöller .... assistant production manager
Ulrike Putz .... production manager (as Uli Putz)
Thomas Rathfelder .... assistant production manager
Ursula Schlieper .... production manager (as Uschi Schlieper)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anton Maria Aigner .... assistant director
Art Department
Silke Buhr .... assistant set designer
Andreas Donhauser .... set designer: anatomy room
Christine Gintner .... assistant property master
Armin Golisano .... property assistant
Anette Ingerl .... property master
Heike Lange .... set design trainee
Renate Martin .... set designer: anatomy room
Andreas Murr .... special effects property master
Sonja Möginger .... assistant property master
Jochen Proske .... property master
Claudia Wieser .... set design trainee
Sound Department
Sören Blüthgen .... foley recordist
Friedrich M. Dosch .... sound designer
Claudia Enzmann .... dialogue editor (as Claudia Schmitt-Enzmann)
William Edouard Franck .... sound (as William Franck)
Hubert Henle .... dolby consultant
Karin Hoppe .... adr supervisor
Alexander Kaiser .... assistant sound
Michael Kranz .... re-recording mixer
Kai Medinger .... adr recordist
Stephan Michalik .... assistant sound
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist
Günther Schönbein .... assistant sound mixer
Christoph von Schönburg .... foley editor
Tim Wood .... stereo sound consultant: SDDS
Special Effects by
Joachim Grüninger .... special effects supervisor
Birger Laube .... special effects supervisor
Michael Luppino .... special effects technician
Gerd Nefzer .... special effects supervisor (as Gerd Feuchter)
Henrik Scheib .... special effects manager
Mortimer Warlimont .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Christian Ahlers .... senior modelmaker
Alex Bahro .... senior modelmaker
Jean Brauner .... model maker
Dodie Da Silva .... model maker
Veronika Dimcke .... model maker
Gregor Eckstein .... model creator
Joachim Grüninger .... model supervisor
Reza Karim .... model creator
Jan Krupp .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Birger Laube .... model supervisor
Michel Lazarus .... model maker
Wolfgang Niedermeier .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Connie Oettl .... model creator
Christian Pokorny .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Jan Ptassek .... senior modelmaker
Colin Shulver .... model creator
Stefanie Stalf .... visual effects supervisor
Saskia Stoever .... model maker
Stephan Trojansky .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Mortimer Warlimont .... senior modelmaker
Ismat Zaidi .... scanning and recording supervisor
Thomas Zauner .... visual effects supervisor
Jürgen 'Zambo' Zimmermann .... senior modelmaker
Torsten Jerabek .... assistant stunt coordinator: Stuntteam Steinmeier&Mohr
Carolin Pfänder .... stunts
Siegfried Polap .... stunt double
Mac Steinmeier .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Assinger .... assistant lighting technician
Mike Bartlett .... Steadicam operator
Michael Beitz .... lighting technician
Matthias Boch .... clapper loader: second unit
Kimberly Horton .... lighting trainee
James Jacobs .... director of photography: second unit
Eckard Knuth .... lighting: second unit
Helmfried Kober .... assistant camera
Claus Mayan .... lighting: second unit
Christian Paschoud .... grip
Michael Reinecke .... Steadicam operator
Estela Sanz Posteguillo .... director of photography: second unit
Florian Schneider .... assistant grip
Kerstin Stelter .... still photographer
Markus Thiermeyer .... electrician
Ann-Kristin Wecker .... video operator
Casting Department
Kristin Brands .... casting assistant
Erwin Nowak .... extras casting
Dagmar Reimer .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Heinzeller .... special wardrobe
Petra Hermanns .... assistant costume designer
Jule Krisch .... costume design trainee
Ines Köhler .... wardrobe
Kristin Pektor .... assistant wardrobe
Line Weichmann .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Katja Birklein .... assistant editor
Peter Dress .... post-production coordinator
Andrea Dvorak .... assistant editor
Renate Roth .... post-production coordinator
Bernd Schlegel .... assistant editor
Margit Wiltschko .... assistant editor
Christine Zech .... assistant editor
Location Management
Helga Berthold .... location scout
Lancelot von Naso .... location manager
Music Department
Uli Auer .... music editor
Uli Auer .... music mixer
Uli Auer .... music recordist
Eva Bauer-Oppelland .... orchestral contractor
Benjamin Köthe .... orchestrator
Georg Naschke .... music coordinator (as George Naschke)
Michael Reinboth .... music scout
Bernd Ruf .... orchestral contractor
Marius Ruhland .... orchestrator
Johannes Schild .... conductor
Holger Siedler .... music recordist
Johannes Wohlleben .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Beate Breitschopf .... driver
Markus Bungert .... driver
Other crew
Sedat Aslan .... traffic blocker
Dominik Auer .... adr voice
Jean Brauner .... prosthetic mold maker
Claus Brockmeyer .... adr voice
Solveig Duda .... adr voice
Peter Engelmann .... story editor
Caroline Fischer .... continuity
Norbert Klingner .... legal counsel
Christine Kottermaier .... production accountant
Bernd Krause .... production trainee
Niko Macoulis .... adr voice
Nadine Neumann .... adr voice
Johannes Raspe .... adr voice
Bernd Rillich .... avid supervisor
Uschi Rohwedder .... production coordinator
Dirk Schelling .... set trainee
Conny Wallner .... security officer
Janine Wegener .... adr voice

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Anatomie" - Germany (original title)
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Rated R for terror violence/gore, some sexuality and language
103 min | France:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Paula goes to the police to report the AAA, she cannot provide David's last name. Right in the previous scene with Hein at the library, he mentions that "she should stop investigating the death of her friend, David Rolof".See more »
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. Can you tell me what it is?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing, dull and completely overrated, 13 April 2009
Author: slayrrr666 ( from Los Angeles, Ca

"Anatomy" is a somewhat decent film if not entirely all that great.


Preparing for her studies, Paula Henning, (Franka Potente) is accepted into Heidelberg University with Prof. Grombeck, (Traugott Buhre) in his Anatomy Class, said to be one of the most advanced and prestigious around. Meeting with other students Gretchen, (Anna Loos) and Caspar, (Sebastian Blomberg) in the class, she wonders if her family reputation will affect her chances. When she gets back to her classes, she starts to wonder about the selection of corpses used, and begins to suspect that something isn't right. Investigating the situation, she finds evidence that an illegal practice of outlaw doctors performing unethical experiments is linked to several professors on the campus, and she soon finds herself targeted to keep the secrets hidden, and she races to stop them from doing so.

The Good News: There wasn't a whole lot to this one. One of the best parts to this is the mystery angle that's played up about what the practice is really doing and who's involved, generating some tension to this one later on. The fact that it does this is actually a fun idea, as there's plenty to be crept out at by the rather large amount of time spent among cadavers, which is enough on it's own but here, using the practice is where it really scores a lot of great scenes where she's investigating them. That the look to them is really creepy is another big plus, as the look where they remain intact but are displayed so that the inner workings and organs are visible, often-times while the skin is still attached to the rest of the body, producing a cool and creepy visual. The film does include a little sleaze with it's really fun striptease in the morgue. It works nicely and really gets those elements into the film. The last good plus is the fact that the last half of the film is a full-on traditional slasher movie sequence, complete with a creepy stalking through the library and out into the rest of the campus and is done with a lot of fun times and come really good moments to come along with it. It's one of the better scenes in the film and they're all quite well done, leaving these as the highlights of the film.

The Bad News: There was a couple of really big flaws noticeable for this one. One of the main ones is the complete lack of true horror atmosphere for the film. The idea behind it isn't exactly the greatest one to provide some horror elements, seemingly set-up like a thriller instead with the inclusion of the evil cult and the very way it's handled in here. The fact that it's introduced into the film so very late as it is does account for some flaws, as we're left with the utter dullness of the first half's focus on the special classes and the behavior surrounding them that not a lot of horror-specific elements are presented into the film, but also because it does this, we don't really know a whole lot about the cult to begin. Seemingly, it relies on the notion of being practitioners of illegal experiments to create it's fear of them, since we know nothing about the other than how they work, which can work if they only went into action more often as they don't really do that much anyway. That manages to make the cult hardly involved in the film about them and completely nonthreatening due to their absolute non-appearance and complete cluelessness over what they are actually doing, effectively reducing their fear. The last flaw here is the fact that this one is really dull, as it doesn't have a whole lot of stuff that manages to stick out as being worthwhile for the longest time due to the inclusion of all the other elements mentioned so far make it all the more boring. These here are the film's flaws.

The Final Verdict: Not entirely worthless, but not all that enjoyable either unless you happen to be a fan of these films or like the concept. If either of these apply to you, then this will be highly recommended viewing, otherwise this will most likely be a severe disappointment and should be viewed with caution.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Nudity and a mild sex scene

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