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Degree of Murder (1967)

Mord und Totschlag (original title)
R | | Drama, Crime | June 1969 (USA)
After accidentally shooting dead her ex-lover during a fight, Marie enlists the help of a stranger, Gunther, and his friend, Fritz, to dispose of the body while becoming intimate with both men.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anita Pallenberg ... Marie
Hans Peter Hallwachs Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Günther
Manfred Fischbeck Manfred Fischbeck ... Fritz
Werner Enke ... Hans
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Storyline

After accidentally shooting dead her ex-lover during a fight, Marie enlists the help of a stranger, Gunther, and his friend, Fritz, to dispose of the body while becoming intimate with both men.

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Men Couldn't Own Her!...But They Know She Would Do Anything to Protect Her Secret!

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Drama | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Degree of Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Production Co:

Rob Houwer Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The original title "Mord und Totschlag" translates from German to English as "Murder and Homicide". See more »

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Featured in Fuck the Message (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Stairway
Written by Jimmy Page
Performed by Brian Jones and Jimmy Page
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Beware of cranes !
19 July 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Scond movie by the famous German director after "Der Junge TÖrless", this one was mostly influenced for better or for worse(depending on whom you ask) by the French Nouvelle Vague.Almost entirely filmed on location,amateurish playing,and a very minimal screenplay:by accident ,a girl kills her lover she wanted to leave and asks for help to get rid of the body:two young "modern" men come to the rescue,but they are not particularly clever when it comes to hiding the dead boy.

The most interesting part is the sequences filmed in the country ,where time seems to have stood still,away from drugs,violence ,woman's lib and sexual revolution.More a wandering through Bayern than a real thriller (the only moment of suspense occurs when a neighbor wants to help the threesome with their problem),it's typically sixties;music by Brian Jones."From the Rolling Stones" the cast and credits claim;towards the end ,the score oddly sounds like country pop.I do not think it's available on CD for the fans of the group


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