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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Huber ...
Rainier Meissner ...
Young Oliver
Angelika Bartsch ...
Alexander Martschewski ...
Nils Dommning ...
Pascal Andres ...
Young Simon
Tatjana Clasing ...
Prof. Zech
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Simon's Dad
Helga Bellinghausen ...
Simon's Mom
Bojan Heyn ...


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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When Oliver visits the Cannibal Cantina message board, the thread titles "Meat Hook Sodomy," "I Will Kill You," and "Orgasm Through Torture" are taken from songs by the death metal band Cannibal Corpse. See more »


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Guaranteed to Clear a Room
29 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh the Joker said..."Why so serious?".

It all starts when we are young. Psychologist generally say that our personalities are, for the most part, irreversibly formed in our beginning years. The complexity of the human condition takes so many varied forms that occasionally it produces Monsters of all sorts.

Freedom of expression allows us to explore and expose these aberrations for education and entertainment purposes. So, there is a place in the akashic records for the data no matter how horrifying. But most who watch this movie, arguably, are doing so for some kind of horror movie thrill. Good luck.

The film is presented in such a serious, deep deconstruction and is so well done that the entertainment value is vacant and what we are left with is guilt for watching, and sympathy for the maladjusted men who are convinced in their souls that the only way to show a connection with humanity is through an exchange of material matter through a sexual perversion of the most extreme.

As these carnivores consume and consummate their love it proves to them that this is the ultimate love between humans. But, this places them in the unnatural selection of the species known as...Inhuman.

If your party is over and you have unwanted lingering guests. Put this movie on and it is guaranteed to clear the room. If this doesn't work, go to the kitchen and start frying up some meat. If the guests are still there...dial 911. But I digest...I mean digress.

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