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Director:
Writer:
Tom Six (written by)
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Release Date:
20 August 2010 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
100% medically accurate. See more »
Plot:
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
9 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(1128 articles)
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User Reviews:
No hope, no happy ending. Horror as it should be!! See more (396 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dieter Laser ... Dr. Heiter

Ashley C. Williams ... Lindsay

Ashlynn Yennie ... Jenny

Akihiro Kitamura ... Katsuro
Andreas Leupold ... Det. Kranz

Peter Blankenstein ... Det. Voller
Bernd Kostrau ... Dirty Man in Car
Rene de Wit ... Truck Driver
Sylvia Zidek ... Hotel Receptionist (voice)
Rosemary Annabella ... Amy (voice) (as Monica Iconica)
Mauricio d'Orey ... TV Presenter (voice) (as Maurício d'Orey)

Directed by
Tom Six 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Six  written by

Produced by
Ilona Six .... executive producer
Ilona Six .... producer
Tom Six .... producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Savage 
Holeg Spies 
 
Cinematography by
Goof de Koning (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nigel de Hond 
Tom Six 
 
Production Design by
Thomas Stefan 
 
Art Direction by
Stefan Johannes 
 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Lucciari 
 
Makeup Department
Rachel Elbertse .... makeup department head
Erik Hillenbrink .... special makeup effects artist
Rob Hillenbrink .... key special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Joris van de Sande .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mandy Swinkels .... assistant director (as Mandy Swinkels-Linders)
 
Art Department
Lola Hunter .... property master
 
Sound Department
Sefi Carmel .... sound re-recording mixer
Mauricio d'Orey .... foley artist (as Maurício d'Orey)
Mauricio d'Orey .... foley editor (as Maurício d'Orey)
Jasper de Weerd .... sound
Timo Hegtermans .... boom operator
Eilam Hoffman .... supervising sound editor
Tomer Kantor .... sound editor
Tomer Kantor .... sound effects editor
Tomer Kantor .... sound mix technician
Ariel Levinsohn .... sound effects editor
Ariel Levinsohn .... studio management
Andrew Lewis .... sound editor
Angel Perez Grandi .... foley artist
Angel Perez Grandi .... foley supervisor
Angel Perez Grandi .... post-production sound recordist
Angel Perez Grandi .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Astbury .... colourist
Tom Dunn .... visual effects producer
Enge Gray .... online editor
Alex Jevon .... visual effects
Ryan Lewis .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Arthur van Oest .... action coordinator
Rinse Zwalua .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Diego de Geus .... focus puller
Bart de Haan .... grip
Bart de Haan .... key grip
Jeroen de Haan .... grip
Thijmen de Jeeger .... best boy
Thea de Jong .... assistant camera
Rinco Ederveen .... grip
Ernst-Jan Thieme .... gaffer
Eric van der Heide .... grip
Eric van der Heide .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Yumi Takada .... casting
 
Music Department
Charles Rapeneau .... music producer
Holeg Spies .... score producer
 
Other crew
Jaan Kreike .... production assistant
Irene Le Roy .... production office
Michael Lurie .... international distribution
Deborah Rosa .... production coordinator
Jaap Rustige .... production assistant
Joris Schouten .... production assistant
Jochem van Doorn .... production office
Farid Zambib .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Piet Bijlholt .... the producers wish to thank (as Piet Bijlhold)
Peter Blankenstein .... the producers wish to thank (as P. Blankenstein)
Silvia Davulcu .... the producers wish to thank (as Sila Davulcu)
Rikkie de Wit .... the producers wish to thank
Ingrid French .... the producers wish to thank
Mike Hostench .... the producers wish to thank
Midori Inoue .... the producers wish to thank
Eddy de Kroes .... the producers wish to thank (as E. de Kroes)
Genna McWhinnie .... the producers wish to thank
Nicola Pehle .... the producers wish to thank
Ian Rattray .... the producers wish to thank
Yorn Schram .... the producers wish to thank (as Jorn Schram)
Jan Six .... the producers wish to thank
Yumi Takada .... the producers wish to thank
Marc Walkow .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Human Centipede" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing sadistic horror violence, nudity and language
Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R15+ | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #46355) | USA:Unrated (director's cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The defecation in the mouth scene was done in a single take.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The phones in the house are not real phones, but they are connected to the doorbell as an intercom system. This is shown when Dr. Heiter answers the intercom, and it is the police at the door.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jenny:[speaking on a hotel phone] Hi. Yes, um, I was wondering if I could get driving directions to a nightclub called Bunker. Yes, Bunker. How exactly would I get there?
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FAQ

What did Heiter do to their knees?
How medically accurate is this movie?
How does the movie end?
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30 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
No hope, no happy ending. Horror as it should be!!, 16 October 2010

Well, well, now, this is a little gem we have here, a rarity in the world of horror, a film that refuses to pander to a moronic audience. The brain-dead audience that is expecting the happy ending to come soothe their souls, the audience that truly believes that "I Know What You Did Last Summer" is pure horror. "Oooooh, how exciting, and a little bit terrifying, I'll go along for the thrill ride, but I expect that everything returns to normal afterwards."

For me, horror is not about cheap scares, creaking doors, horror is about a pervasive, life- denying, sickening atmosphere, horror is pure misanthropy, an utter negativity that is alien to petty, human existence. And that is why this film is so brilliant in its design and execution; there is absolutely nothing redeeming here, there is not the slightest glimmer of hope, you feel a wonderful calm when you know that these sheepish human beings are being sent straight into pure hell, without a chance of escape. Now, that is true horror, ladies and gentlemen!!

And I don't know which of the critiques I find most funny, on the one hand you have the boring, moralistic nay-sayers, pettily warning other people to not watch the film because of its disgusting, horrifying nature. Ha, ha, congrats nay-sayer, you could not have given a better review, a more healthy recommendation, your pointing finger is like honey to flies. On the other hand you have the intelligentsia, the academic high-brows who seems completely unable to watch a horror film without soiling its pure and visceral nature, by dragging it down into the mud of multi-layered meaning. Well, I guess it is much easier for squeamish minds to digest a horror-film of this nature if you consider the film to be a giant metaphor, if you intellectualize it, you thereby pacify it. Are you really unable to watch a horror-film of this sort without demeaning it to a lowly position of a social commentary? How sad. But that is man for you, always trying frantically to create cosmos out of chaos. Insert meaning where there is none. This film is greatly recommended!!

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