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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 ... 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 »

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1987 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Некромантик 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

Allegedly, the Japanese theatrical version was heavily cut, and edited together with Nekromantik 2 (also heavily cut) to make one long film. See more »

Connections

References Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Ménage à trois
Written by John Boy Walton
Performed by John Boy Walton
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A beautiful film.
24 September 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Jorg Buttgereit's "Nekromantik" is one of the most taboo-breaking horror films ever made.Very few movies talk openly about necrophilia("Aftermath","Kissed","Buio Omega","Lucker","Love Me Deadly","Nekro","Mosquito the Rapist"),however this subject is quite fascinating because it draws links between sex and death.Rob(Daktari Lorenz)cleans different places and removes the corpses whenever there was a murder,or an accident.One day,Rob's girlfriend(Beatrice M.)has an idea to steal a corpse and to play with it.The corpse is treated like the third person and all of them make a perverted threesome.But one day Rob is fired from his work and his girlfriend dumps him,and leaves with the dead lover.For Rob it's a beginning of complete madness... "Nekromantik" is pretty gross-there is plenty of yucky gore on display.The ending is truly sick and memorable.So if you like extreme cinema give this one a look.8 out of 10.


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