Two police detectives, a grizzled veteran and one fresh-faced rookie, hunt a ritualistic serial killer murdering people with tattoos and skinning them.

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Frank Schoubya
Fatih Cevikkollu ...
Dix
Monica Bleibtreu ...
Kommissarin Roth
Ilknur Bahadir ...
Meltem
Joe Bausch ...
Günzel
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Marie Minks
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Scheck
Ingo Naujoks ...
Stefan Kreiner
Reinhardt Firchow ...
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Wanda Perdelwitz ...
Strichmädchen
Sybille J. Schedwill ...
Petra (as Sibylle Schedwill)
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Two police detectives, a grizzled veteran and one fresh-faced rookie, hunt a ritualistic serial killer murdering people with tattoos and skinning them.

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The character of Schrader is named for writer-director Paul Schrader, who Robert Schwentke, the director of this film, admires. See more »

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When Marc chases the suspect, who just heard a message on the walkie-talkie and saw him on the balcony, in one shot you can see Marc just turning left the corner and in the subsequent shot he's turning right the same looking corner. See more »

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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Germany's answer to SE7EN!
25 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing the directorial debut of Robert Schwentke, TATTOO, over the weekend at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. And what a pleasure it was. Imagine the most gruesome horror film you can, conceived and shot with the eye and soul of an artist, and you begin to get the picture of this twisted tale of two cops investigating the trade in tattoo-adorned human skins. While the script occasionally slips into standard genre territory (it is, after all, essentially a "two cops after a killer movie"), the film itself is so riveting, shocking, and massively entertaining that any small flaws can be easily overlooked. I understand it comes out in Europe this spring - let's hope a North American release isn't far behind, because Schwentke is a director to watch, and if his debut is any indication, he is well on his way to becoming a world-class filmmaker.


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