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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.

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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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A film about love for man and what remains of him. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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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

Betty: [on a note] Left for good. Took the corpse.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese version where the first and the second movie was put together was released in Germany by Laser Paradise in 2003 with the necrophilia scenes intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Driller: A Sexual Thriller (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ménage à trois
Written by John Boy Walton
Performed by John Boy Walton
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A strong, sickening gross-out cult film from Germany.
14 July 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Rob (Daktari Lorenz) works days cleaning dead bodies up from fatal car crashes on the Autobahn, develops a sick fascination with death and collects body parts and internal organs which he stores in mason jars back at his cramped apartment. In order to spice up a rocky relationship with his equally disturbed necro girlfriend (Beatrice M), he brings home a rotted corpse for a ménage-a-troix, which backfires when she decides she prefers the stiff to him!

The grainy, low-budget feel adds extra oomph to the shock value, not to mention some gritty atmosphere, and there is certainly enough depraved sickness to go around, including one of the most twisted and memorable endings in horror history. In addition to all the simulated gore, a real rabbit is killed and skinned, there are some hilariously misplaced "artistic" touches and loads of full (often unappealing) nudity. Film Threat offers a subtitled and unrated (would be X) version, and its 1989 sequel, NEKROMANTIK 2: RETURN OF THE LOVING DEAD.


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