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Antibodies (2005)

Antikörper (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Polizist Schmitz
Christian von Aster ...
Polizist Wagner
André Hennicke ...
Gabriel Engel
Waltraud Witte ...
Frau Hering
Konstantin Graudus ...
Wosniak
Heinz Hoenig ...
Seiler
Wotan Wilke Möhring ...
Michael Martens
Ulrike Krumbiegel ...
Rosa Martens
Hauke Diekamp ...
Christan Martens
Jürgen Schornagel ...
Sucharzewski
Gudrun Ritter ...
Frau Sucharzewski
Laura Alberta Szalski ...
Sarah Martens
Klaus Zmorek ...
Bosowski
Domenico D'Ambrosio ...
Techniker (Technician)
Holger Franke ...
Karl Prebisch
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Storyline

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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7 July 2005 (Germany)  »

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€1,900,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Reedus performed his cameo role for free. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Connections

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

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Music by Michl Britsch
Lyrics by Nadeshda Brennicke
Performed by Nadeshda Brennicke
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The film is about a serial killer who is caught and admits to all of his murders except the one of Lucia in a small, close-knit Catholic village in Germany.
1 May 2005 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

The great thing about this movie is that it is not a true horror film. The director said in the Q&A after the movie that he didn't want his killer to be respected, like Hannibal, who he says "looks like the cool guy in the movie". He says that since he is locked up the whole time the audience can be sure that there will be no more murders and so most of the movie is talking and trying to create closure. The movie is very much a focus on the minds of normal people versus what happens to the make a normal person turn into a serial killer. Alvart did a lot of research for the movie on serial killers, Catholocism (spending months working in a church), and being a father, there is a lot on parent-child relationships. There are so many levels that are covered in this movie and that is why it is so engrossing and watchable. It is a totally intellectual film that makes you think about social issues as well as completely scaring and creeping you out. The ending was so amazing. It is the best thriller I have ever seen and no one would ever think that Alvart was the most skeptical of this script ever being produced.Alvart said this film is the most personal out of the many scripts he proposed to producers.


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