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


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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Release Date:

7 July 2005 (Germany)  »

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€1,900,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Director Christian Alvart uses his own dog to play Schimanski in the film. The dog's real name is Romeo. It is a six-year-old Husky-Rottweiler. See more »


[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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References Manhunter (1986) See more »


Music by Michl Britsch
Lyrics by Nadeshda Brennicke
Performed by Nadeshda Brennicke
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10 May 2010 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

The darkness of deep recesses of human soul, the entrapment of fundamentalist religion,the repressed sexuality and much, much more. "Antibody", brilliant German crime drama tackles successfully all of these issues, without neglecting the pacing and suspense, the necessary ingredients for this genre. The director Christian Alvart, although only 31 when he made this movie, has a precise artistic credo and an eye of an old master. The rawness, blood and explicit sex combined with the carefully measured silence and powerful, understated acting, makes this masterpiece a standout in usual drivel associated with this popular genre.

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