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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 »
User Reviews:
This Surgeon Could Lose His Board Certification! See more (398 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: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)

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Trivia:
Although the film is set in Germany, filming took place in the Netherlands due to the countries' similar landscapes. Heiter's home, where most of the film takes place, was a villa in the Netherlands found by the production team. The property was in a residential area and not surrounded by woodland as it appears in the film, but by other houses, so the filmmakers had some difficulty ensuring the other houses did not appear in shot. Real hospital beds and intravenous drips were rented from a local hospital.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The front left tire of the girls' rental car blows out and is shown to be completely deflated, but in subsequent shots the tire is inflated normally.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?
Why did Dr Heiter kill the trucker?
What terrible things did Katsuro confess to doing?
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133 out of 220 people found the following review useful.
This Surgeon Could Lose His Board Certification!, 2 May 2010
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

Okay, American tourists with a car that breaks down - of course they go wandering through the dark German woods (you could play a drinking game and have to take a shot every time they say "Lindsay" and "Jenny" to each other - you'd be wasted) - and they come about a remote house and wouldn't you know it - just their luck - the house belongs to a complete nutjob surgeon who used to separate conjoined twins and now is obsessed with stitching people together. I'm no doctor, but there seem to be major flaws in his medical design - oh well. The film is kooky but well made, the lead guy (who looks a bit like Lance Henrickson) gives 100% and is fine as the mad doctor but the whole concept reeks of teenage boys getting stoned for the first time and playing a game - let's come up with the grossest thing that could be done to you in surgery. That's what it plays like - a teenage boy horror/fantasy/gross out. But with films like Saw and Hostel, it was only a matter of time before there was something like this and before long, they'll be other weird concepts that will try and top this one. Look out for ManBaby - see we sew a baby on the back of a guy who hates kids! It's creepy and it's funny! Hoo boy. Of course there's an itch to see something like this - the same itch that made people pay money to go see a freak show back in the day.

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