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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:
8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
After watching it I wanted to kill myself See more (395 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 .... sound designer
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:
Dieter Laser came up with the ideas to both smell the pus and lick the blood on the stairs.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the two girls realize they're lost in the woods, there are two scenes where the video is mirrored. This is evident from the car registration plates and the driver's seat which is on the right.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

How did Dr. Heiter carry the three victims upstairs and downstairs alone?
How medically accurate is this movie?
What terrible things did Katsuro confess to doing?
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263 out of 421 people found the following review useful.
After watching it I wanted to kill myself, 29 May 2010
Author: Bianco215 from United States

This movie is trash. It's a sick fetish-fueler for some weird cult to get off to. The plot is non-existent. If you want to know what this movie is about in a nutshell, here are some key plot points - mouth sewn to anuses, swallowing feces, and humans turned into slaves without dignity. People will say it's an original idea, but OF COURSE IT IS. It's never been done before because NO ONE HAS THOUGHT OF SOMETHING AS SICK AS THIS YET. After watching, I felt like I needed counseling, or something to make me forget the entire concept. On top of that, there is pathetic dialogue, acting, and directing. The movie literally ends without anything resolved and you just think "What was the point of this?" There's no greater idea, or hidden metaphors. The movie is about swallowing feces. DO NOT WATCH IT.

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