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Bloodlust (1977)

Mosquito der Schänder (original title)
A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

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Marijan Vajda

Writer:

Mario d'Alcala
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Cast

Credited cast:
Werner Pochath ... The Man
Ellen Umlauf Ellen Umlauf ... The Mother
Birgit Zamulo Birgit Zamulo ... Young Girl
Gerhard Ruhnke Gerhard Ruhnke
Peter Hamm Peter Hamm
Charly Hiltl Charly Hiltl
Hary Olsbauer Hary Olsbauer
Marion Messner Marion Messner
Fred Berhoff Fred Berhoff
Roswitha Geuther Roswitha Geuther
Karl Yblagger Karl Yblagger
Sonja Costa Sonja Costa
Jony Soster Jony Soster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lajos von Bagghi Lajos von Bagghi ... Chef
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A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

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... will haunt the darkest corners of your mind!

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Horror

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodlust See more »

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Monarex See more »
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Color
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS release of the film has 3 minutes of additional scenes not included on the Westlake or Miracle Pictures DVD releases or the Amazon Instant Video Version. See more »

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very different take on obsession
24 November 2009 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

As others have mentioned this at once, obscure, perverse and rather slow. I'm not sure I'd go along with 'silly', but there are some moments more inept than others which, possibly just as well, help one treat this less than wholeheartedly seriously. On the other hand, such is the lead's obsession, to the extent that we cannot see why he even foes these things or what he gets out of them, we are drawn onto his side. There are no repercussions after his forays into graveyards and mortuaries, no evident police investigations and left with the awful night activities and the merciless teasing he gets in the office, we tend to see things from his point of view. The very 'nonsense' element regarding the bloodlust means that we are unable to detach ourselves as easily from the protagonist and his activities. Interesting and gory and certainly a very different take on obsession.


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