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Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993)

Schramm (original title)
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.

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The movie tells the story of a man who has been known in the media as the 'Lipstick Killer'. In reality, there was a serial killer who was given that nickname and because of this, people often think that the film is based on the same serial killer. However, this is a common mistake as there is no correlation between the two. See more »

Connections

References Der Todesking: The Death King (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Auf Einem Bein Kann Man Nicht Stehen
Written by 'Max Müller' & 'Gundula Schmitz'
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Realistic way to go into the mind of a serial killer
28 July 2011 | by jennifer-25-965231See all my reviews

This was an interesting film. I think this is the type of film that people either love or hate and it's not something you can really recommend to people since people need to enjoy these types of movies.

I must give credit for really going into the mind of a serial killer in a realistic way. This wasn't a gore feast of an angry guy running around killing people. This was a very lonely man who felt bad for what he did and without a word he expressed how guilty he was and the mental anguish he felt for what he was doing. You could tell the guy hated himself for what he did and all of this was explained silently and realistically.

The thing that sticks out the most when I think about this movie is character connection. I find in a lot of scary movies they just can't quite grab me on that one. This movie I felt very connected to the character especially the serial killers friend and love, his neighbour the prostitute. I loved her character and really wanted to hear her story and see more of her.

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