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Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)

Der Todesking (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 25 January 1990 (West Germany)
Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

Director:

Jörg Buttgereit
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hermann Kopp Hermann Kopp ... Man (segment "Montag")
Heinrich Ebber Heinrich Ebber ... Video Fan (segment "Dienstag")
Michael Krause Michael Krause ... Man in Park (segment "Mittwoch")
Eva-Maria Kurz Eva-Maria Kurz ... Spinster (segment "Freitag") (as Eva M. Kurz)
Angelika Hoch Angelika Hoch ... Assassin (segment "Samstag")
Nicholas Petche Nicholas Petche ... Man (segment "Sonntag")
Susanne Betz Susanne Betz ... Girl in Park (segment "Mittwoch")
Mark Reeder Mark Reeder ... Soldier (segment "Dienstag")
Hille Saul Hille Saul ... Soldier with Shears (segment "Dienstag")
Ades Zabel Ades Zabel ... Shopkeeper (segment "Dienstag")
Jörg Buttgereit ... Torture Victim (segment "Dienstag") / Voice of Projectionist (segment "Samstag")
Bela B. Bela B. ... Singer (segment "Samstag") (as Dirk Felsenheimer)
Andreas Doehler Andreas Doehler ... (as Andreas Döhler)
Alexander Kiersch Alexander Kiersch
Bettina Buchholz Bettina Buchholz
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Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 January 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Todesking: The Death King See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Although listed as uncut by the BBFC, the 1990 UK video release had been slightly edited by around 4 secs before submission by director Jörg Buttgereit to remove the shot of a man's penis being cut off. See more »

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References My Dinner with Andre (1981) See more »

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Art/trash/exploitation with soul?
30 October 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'Der Todesking' is my first experience with Jorg Buttgereit. I have no idea whether it is representative of his other work or not, but after watching this puzzling movie I intend finding out. A verbal description of this movie does it very little justice. Scenes of suicides by various individuals are interspersed with footage of a decomposing corpse. That really gives you NO idea how thought provoking, repellant AND beautiful this movie is in places.

I'm not sure if I fully understand Buttgereit's "message" or indeed, if there really IS one. But I did get something from watching this movie. It is much more than just a collection of disturbing images. Maybe it is like a painting or a poem, and everybody who experiences comes away with their own ideas or emotions about what it's "about".

Whatever your reaction to 'Der Todesking' I don't think you will regret having watched it. There are moments in this movie that will stay with you for a VERY long time... I was fascinated. A movie that blurs the distinctions between art and exploitation, and makes you question yourself. Yes, I was impressed.


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