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Antikörper (2005)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 7 July 2005 (Germany)
Long wanted serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him. He associates a brutal ... See full summary »

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Polizist Schmitz
Christian von Aster ...
Polizist Wagner
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Gabriel Engel
Waltraud Witte ...
Frau Hering
Konstantin Graudus ...
Wosniak
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Seiler
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Michael Martens
Ulrike Krumbiegel ...
Rosa Martens
Hauke Diekamp ...
Christan Martens
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Sucharzewski
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Frau Sucharzewski
Laura Alberta Szalski ...
Sarah Martens
Klaus Zmorek ...
Bosowski
Domenico D'Ambrosio ...
Techniker (Technician)
Holger Franke ...
Karl Prebisch
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Long wanted serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him. He associates a brutal murder case with the killer's method and hopes to close the case by getting a confession from Engel. Instead the clash of the two totally opposite characters shakes Michaels beliefs to the ground, turning him into a dangerous threat, an enemy to the people around him. Written by Napoleon Wilson

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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7 July 2005 (Germany)  »

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€1,900,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Christian Alvart: [mirror shot] Michael (Wotan Wilke Möhring) in his hotel room in the city. He sees Gabriel Engel ('André Hennicke (I)') behind him who isn't really there. Alvart uses his typical shot: Michael is reflected by three mirrors, effectively showing him four times from all angles. Gabriel Engel is only in one of them. See more »

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Gabriel Engel: The world is unfair. Even to people like us. Pedro Alonso Lopez committed 300 sex murders. Now, 20 years later, who remembers him? Not a soul. Jack the Ripper is world-famous, and for what? Five bitches. Five! And Charley Manson. The hippie they called "Our Emperor" didn't even commit one murder himself.
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References Se7en (1995) See more »

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Birds Crushing Into Windows
Music by Rainer Jancis
Lyrics by Nadeshda Brennicke
Performed by Nadeshda Brennicke
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What do you think when you f * * k your wife?
15 February 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

That is one question you could be asked by a friend or a shrink...being asked that by a serial killer sitting in a cage behind bars is a different thing. I just watched the movie and I am still in it. It was the highest tension I have experienced for a long time. When I read about the movie and it being compared to Silence of the Lambs I thought that no German director could create the perfect nightmare...but I thought wrong. I especially liked the fact that the officer from a very small village...389 souls aren't that much...has to deal with a killer who has been caught in the big city. The movie contains very interesting characters and is a technical masterpiece. I liked the beginning very much and was happy with the killer. He is evil and very clever! Madames en monsieurs...10 points go to Germany for the Best Thriller of the Year: Antikörper

A musthaveseen!


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