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Director:
Writer:
Tom Six (written by)
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Release Date:
12 April 2010 (Brazil) 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 »
User Reviews:
For a low budget movie it's got legs See more (410 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | Brazil:(Banned) | 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 concept of the film arose from a joke Tom Six made with friends about punishing a child molester by stitching his "mouth to the ass of a very fat truck driver."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the running Lindsay is trapped in a room, the blood she leaves on the door disappears then reappears.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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30 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
For a low budget movie it's got legs, 4 April 2011
Author: mortal1 from United Kingdom

Well, where to start? Sat down and watched this after being told you have to see this to believe it. What did they mean? It'll make you sick, it'll make you turn your eyes away. I was very intrigued. I have been watching horror movies since my teens at the cinema and even earlier if I include the Hammer Horrors on late night TV.

So I like to think I know a decent Horror when I see one. I am so used to the hype around these movies. I used to fall for the tag lines 'scariest movie ever' etc etc etc. More often than not deflated and let down at the failure of all the claims made in advertisements. Which means in recent years I have become picky about what horrors to watch.

Did The Human Centipede live up to the hype. As far as I am concerned on many levels it did. I thought I was going to hate it. Once you get over the extremely twisted premise of an evil doctor attaching humans together in a very disgusting way. This is a really good little low budget Horror. There I said it. I liked this. There is nearly no gore, most of the horror is built in the imagination, in the tense build up and a genuine sympathy for the victims of the mad doctor. Oh.... and what a mad doctor he is, scary, sadistic, and as mad as the maddest hatter! This movie achieves a certain sense of foreboding and dark oppressiveness that big budget horrors never manage.

OK, I agree the premise is totally bizarre but it is a horror movie and it makes a great change from the usual slasher movies and supernatural flicks. In a few years this will be regarded as a great example of tense thrilling and yes horrific filmmaking.

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