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Tenderness of the Wolves ()

Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (original title)
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Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.

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Insp. Fritz Haarmann
Jeff Roden ...
Hans Grans
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Frau Lindner
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Dora
Wolfgang Schenck ...
Kommissar Braun
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Louise Engel
Rainer Hauer ...
Kommissar Müller
Barbara Bertram ...
Elli
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Wittowski
Heinrich Giskes ...
Lungis
Friedrich Karl Praetorius ...
Kurt Fromm
Karl von Liebezeit ...
Herr Engel
Walter Kaltheuner ...
Schuhmacher
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Französischer Soldat
Rainer Will ...
Opfer (as Reiner Will)
Inigo Natzel ...
Opfer
Hans Tarantik ...
Opfer
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Badender
Johannes Wacker ...
Opfer
Oliver Hirschmüller ...
Opfer
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Dame an der Tür
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Frau, die Kleider hergiebt
Renate Grosser ...
Frau, die Kleider hergiebt
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Hehler
Wolfgang Schneider ...
Hehler
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Fahrradkäufer
Tana Schanzara ...
Nachbarin
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Karl Meier
Karl Scheydt ...
Polizei-Kommissar
Joachim Preen
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Hans Grans (uncredited) (voice)
Doris Mattes ...
Boy with blue hat (uncredited) (voice)
Peer Raben ...
Vater (uncredited)
Hannelore Tiefenbrunner ...
Frau Bucher (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ulli Lommel

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Kurt Raab ... (writer)

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... producer
Michael Fengler ... producer

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Peer Raben

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Jürgen Jürges

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Thea Eymèsz
Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... (as Franz Walsch)

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Kurt Raab

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El Hedi ben Salem

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Elfie Kruse ... makeup artist

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Christian Hohoff ... production manager

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Renate Leiffer ... assistant director
Fritz Müller-Scherz ... assistant director

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El Hedi ben Salem ... props

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Peter Gauhe ... still photographer
Ekkehard Heinrich ... lighting technician
Volker Hombach ... assistant camera

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Katharina Schüttler ... costumes

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Corinna Brocher ... script

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Plot Summary

In 1925, in Germany, Fritz Haarmann is a homosexual, thief and sneak, having a special license from the police. He sells meat in the black market. He also kills boys and young men, drinking their blood, quarter-sewing their bodies and throwing away the parts in a river. Certainly what he sells in the black market is human meat. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Tenderness of the Wolves (United States)
  • La tendresse des loups (France)
  • La ternura de los lobos (Spain)
  • Adolfo & Marlene (Brazil)
  • La tenerezza del lupo (Italy)
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  • 82 min
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Budget DEM250,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Listed as one of the 1,000 movies that will change your life in the book by TimeOut. See more »
Goofs The story of Fritz Haarmann (1879-1925) is because of financial reasons transferred to the late 1940's. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005). See more »
Crazy Credits "Mein Tod und Blut gebe ich gern zur Sühne in Gottes Arme und Gerechtigkeit" Fritz Haarmann (I will gladly give my death and blood as a reparation into the arms of god and justice) See more »

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