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Grimm Love (2006)

Rohtenburg (original title)
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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Thomas Huber ...
Rainier Meissner ...
Young Oliver
Marcus Lucas ...
Felix
Angelika Bartsch ...
Viktoria
Alexander Martschewski ...
Rudy
Nils Dommning ...
Karl
Pascal Andres ...
Young Simon
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Hanna
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Prof. Zech
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Simon's Dad
Helga Bellinghausen ...
Simon's Mom
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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Simon Grobeck: I am your flesh.
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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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Boring Cannibalism
31 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

American student Katie Armstrong (Keri Russell) is researching cannibal killer Oliver Hartwin (Thomas Kretschmann) and his willing victim Oliver Grombeck (Thomas Huber).

Why Keri Russell is in this is beyond me. I don't mean that a good actress shouldn't deal with this subject matter. I'm talking about the fact that the character puts distance between the audience and the cannibalism. She serves no purpose other than be a buffer from the action. And I call it action in the loosest of terms. This is one boring movie.

This is an insanely boring movie. The only good scene is when Oliver takes out a male prostitute. Even the cannibalism scenes are boring. It's a horrific subject matter. But this is far from a horror movie. Watching this will put you asleep.


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