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Nekromantik (1987)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1987 (West Germany)
A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director:

Jörg Buttgereit
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernd Daktari Lorenz Bernd Daktari Lorenz ... Rob (as Daktari Lorenz)
Beatrice Manowski Beatrice Manowski ... Betty (as Beatrice M.)
Harald Lundt Harald Lundt ... Bruno
Collosseo Collosseo ... Joe
Henri Boeck Henri Boeck ... J.S.A.
Clemens Schwender Clemens Schwender ... J.S.A.
Jörg Buttgereit ... J.S.A.
Holger Suhr Holger Suhr ... J.S.A.
Volker Hauptvogel Volker Hauptvogel ... Man with Gun
Harald Weis Harald Weis ... Dead in Garden
Heike Surban Heike Surban ... Prostitute (as Heike S.)
Patricia Leipold Patricia Leipold ... Prostitute
Elke Fuchs Elke Fuchs ... Prostitute
Margit Im Schlaa Margit Im Schlaa ... Prostitute
Suza Kohlstedt Suza Kohlstedt ... Vera (as Susa Kohlstedt)
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Storyline

Graphic, low-budget gore-shocker about Rob and Betty, a couple of ordinary necrophiles who apparently don't mind if their dead sexual partners are not so fresh. Rob's job affords him the opportunity to bring home corpses and the odd body part; when he loses his job, he loses Betty, and Rob's life gets REALLY bizarre. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Death is just the Beginning See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1987 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Nekromantik See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jelinski & Buttgereit See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jörg Buttgereit said in an interview that he never intended to be a director and Nekromantik was just a film to rebel against the German film rating system, trying to shock as many people as possible. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: What lives that does not live from the death of someone else? V.L. Compton
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Alternate Versions

A Laserdisc version released in USA 1998 contains an English dubbed version. See more »

Connections

References Silverado (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Ménage à trois
Written by John Boy Walton
Performed by John Boy Walton
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Hard To Say...
22 May 2006 | by CMRKeyboadistSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I like this film. At the same time, I don't know whether or not I can sit through it again. Jorg Buttgeireit proves himself as quite a revolutionary director in this field of film-making, and since has gone on to make even better films.

Nekromantik is actually not a very complicated story. Robert and Betty are in love. Robert and Betty have some sick fetish's. Robert works for a company that cleans up dead bodies, and one day Robert brings home a rather rotten cadaver pulled out from a swamp. When I say rotten, I mean disgustingly rotten. Well, after Robert and Betty have a rather disgusting threesome with there new found friend, Robert gets fired from his job. It is at this point that Betty leaves him and takes the rotten corpse with her. The rest of the movie is Robert trying to cope with his loss.

This movie has to be seen to believe. I wouldn't recommend this to just the average horror fan. You have to be wanting to look for something new. In my case, I had seen everything. My collection of horror films is in the hundreds. But I hadn't seen this. The second film is rather good also, and I am having a hard time deciding which movie had the sickest ending. I hope this comment helps. 8/10


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