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Grimm Love (2006)
"Rohtenburg" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  18 June 2009 (Germany)
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In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.

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Simon
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Young Oliver
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Karl
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Domino
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Hanna
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Prof. Zech
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Simon's Dad
Helga Bellinghausen ...
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Bojan Heyn ...
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In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.

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"Inspired" by the real life story of the "Cannibal of Rotenburg", Armin Meiwes, who mutilated, killed, and finally ate a man who had previously agreed to Meiwes doing just that with him. Both men met on the Internet where media subsequently discovered vast communities of people fantasizing about eating and being eaten by others sharing their "quirk". See more »

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Eager Man: [Eager Man meets cannibal through personal ad; strung up and about to be butchered, he changes his mind] I don't want to do this! Let me down! Let me down! Let me down!
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Grows on you gets under your skin and in your head
9 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wanted to look away, I tried to walk away, and yet I found myself watching intently. The grisly story unfolds as Russells character investigates a serial killer for her thesis. The more she finds out the more she seems to want to know and the audience is brought along with her. I will not giveaway anything because it would ruin it for anyone. Having never heard of the film I mostly watched it since it was endorsed by Fangoria Magazine and admittedly after watching its obvious why. There is no bright spot in this dark, chilling tale, somewhere halfway thinking how can I continue watching I don't want to know the truth was I did want to know, maybe this frightened me more than the tale itself. Towards the end I was the so engrossed I couldn't stop and had to finish it, and like characters final reaction so was mine.


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