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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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Oliver
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Thomas Huber ...
Simon
Rainier Meissner ...
Young Oliver
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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 ...
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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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Guaranteed to Clear a Room
29 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh Man...as 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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