Ban On German Cannibal Film Lifted

The ban on the film based on the life of German cannibal Armin Meiwes has been lifted after a court ruled public interest outweighs complaints over the film.

Meiwes was convicted of murder in 2006 and is currently serving a life sentence for eating a willing victim.

"Rohtenburg" was released internationally in 2006 as "Grimm Love," starring Keri Russell as an American criminal psychology student in Germany who chooses the life of a notorious cannibal named Oliver Hartwin as the subject of her thesis.

The screenings of the film was banned in Germany in 2006 after a court ruled that it violated Meiwes' personal rights. However, a court in Karlsruhe said that public interest outweighs the complaint that it would cause him emotional damage. The court said that the producers' right to artistic freedom and Meiwes' own previous efforts at marketing his crime outweighed his personal rights, BBC reports.
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