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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 to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.

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Rainier Meissner ...
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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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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 »

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Oliver Hartwin: [typing an email] Running out of flesh. Seeking for more!
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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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