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

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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... See full summary »

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Cast

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Oliver
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Thomas Huber ...
Simon
Rainier Meissner ...
Young Oliver
Marcus Lucas ...
Felix
Angelika Bartsch ...
Viktoria
Alexander Martschewski ...
Rudy
Nils Dommning ...
Karl
Pascal Andres ...
Young Simon
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Domino
Tatjana Clasing ...
Hanna
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Prof. Zech
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Simon's Dad
Helga Bellinghausen ...
Simon's Mom
Bojan Heyn ...
Bully
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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. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated R for strong aberrant violent/sexual content and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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3rd March 2006: The state court in Kassel upheld a complaint from Meiwes, 44, against the film Rohtenburg, which was due for release in Germany on 9 March. The court ruled that Meiwes' rights as an individual outweighed artistic freedom and that he should not become the object of a horror film. On May 26 2009, Germany's highest civil court overturned the ban, ruling that freedom of the arts took precedence over Meiwes' personality rights. The court also ruled that because the film didn't distort the well-known facts of the case, Meiwes' rights were not violated. The film was finally released in German cinemas on June 18 2009. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hartwin: Do you still want to go ahead with this?
Simon Grobeck: There's no way back for me. Only forward. Through your teeth.
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References Faces of Death (1978) See more »

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Words, Music, and Produced by Mickey DueChamp, Sandokan, Janni Gagarin, Philipp Supreme
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Different from any expectation
2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that this film caught me by complete surprise. I expected it to be a typical "Hostel" kind of horror movie. But the opposite was the case. Rohtenburg is an incredible shot film that draws you into a personal story and guides you slowly into the darkness of a disturbed mind. Against all odds i was pleasantly surprised about this film. I do understand though that this film will raise a lot of controversy and have people not understand it or love or hate it. This film has no grey area, it is hate or love for sure, since it doesn't slumber through the mediocre horror genre formulas and has very little blood for the die hard horror fans. It works on a psychological level and goes way deeper than i expected, actually giving me sleep trouble for two nights.

This is a very different film. I don't think i have ever seen anything like it. I would recommend it.


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