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Schramm (1993)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1993 (Germany)
As serial killer Lothar Schramm lies dying in his own blood, horrific memories of his miserable life of paranoia, self-harm and rejection flash before his eyes. A tragic look into the mind of a Borderline Personality Disorder psychopath.

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Jörg Buttgereit
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Florian Koerner von Gustorf ... Lothar Schramm
Monika M. ... Marianne
Micha Brendel Micha Brendel ... Der Gläubige
Carolina Harnisch Carolina Harnisch ... Die Gläubige
Xaver Schwarzenberger Xaver Schwarzenberger ... Älterer Herr 1
Gerd Horvath Gerd Horvath ... Älterer Herr 2
Michael Brynntrup Michael Brynntrup ... Jesus
Franz Rodenkirchen Franz Rodenkirchen ... Zahnarzt
Anne Presting Anne Presting ... Zahnärztin
Eddi Zacharias Eddi Zacharias ... Liebhaber
Michael Romahn Michael Romahn ... Selbstmörder
Volker Hauptvogel Volker Hauptvogel ... Kellner
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Storyline

Lothar Schramm is a simple man with complex problems, yet he seems like such a nice guy. He works as a taxi driver and lives by himself where he is happy to answer his door to strangers and kill them outright. As with many shy loner types he has a problem dealing with woman so he drugs them and photographs their nude bodies for sexual stimulation. He then murders his helpless victims and so goes the life of a deranged serial killer. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Taglines:

...today I am dirty, but tomorrow I'll be just dirt.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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

The movie is stylized and artfully shot on 16mm film to add a more realistic feel to it. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Lothar's Leibesübung
Written by 'Max Müller' & 'Gundula Schmitz'
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If you can take it, be hit by this film.
23 May 2001 | by Mattydee74See all my reviews

I think of Schramm like a train and you're tied to the tracks. Its a primitive film, full of aggression and violation. Buttgereit's film Nekromantik was snide and built up a cult, Schramm has more narrative than his film Der Todesking but its definitely not linear. Schramm retains the trademark cinematic dissociation Buttgereit does so well and which makes this film disturbing. Its the cheapness of the gore and the ordinariness of the surroundings which makes the dissociation possible. Odd to say, but there's a scary realism here in the blankness and bleakness. Its grosser than ever in Buttgereit land and this tale of a self-abusing, disturbed killer is compulsive viewing if you can


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