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The Child I Never Was (2002)

Ein Leben lang kurze Hosen tragen (original title)
Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys... See full summary »

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Cast

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Tobias Schenke ...
Jürgen Bartsch, Older
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Jürgen Bartsch, Younger
Ulrike Bliefert ...
Gertrud Bartsch
Walter Gontermann ...
Gerhard Bartsch
Jürgen Christoph Kamcke ...
Father Seidlitz
Sebastian Rüger ...
Young Deacon
Stephan Szasz ...
Young Priest
Roland Riebeling ...
Chaplain Herles
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Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys. Told partly as recreation and partly as taped confession. Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

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References Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One (1963) See more »

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Weiße Rosen aus Athen
Performed by Nana Mouskouri
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Only a super intelligent person can appreciate this move.
3 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVED this movie. I have showed it for a few people and within the first few minutes they were out of tune with it. They are simple minded low-brains. This movie explores the deepest feelings and feelings within feelings of the heart, soul, and mind.

This movie tells the story of an addiction. The addiction is so strong that the character must decide which road is going to be LESS painful to him. Either be a criminal or deny his heart of his desire.

I don't know who will like this movie but I sure did. The narrator describes all of his feelings. One might think that he is being vulgar or proud when in reality - it shows that he is innocently sincere.

This movie is powerful - bold and strong. It is not for everyone and I am glad that I got to see it finally. I heard it existed but I couldn't get a copy until recently when it was released here in the USA on DVD. To anyone hiding a secret passion, the movie is common sense but to the normal Joe bl*w, its will be too strong.


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