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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 serial killer.

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

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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 »

Connections

References Rear Window (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Lothar's Leibesübung
Written by 'Max Müller' & 'Gundula Schmitz'
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Oh My...
23 May 2004 | by LuckyBaySee all my reviews

All I can say about this movie is "what?" Granted I watched it in the wee hours of the morning, and perhaps my perceptions were skewed but...wow. Very strange. And what was with the Hammer and Nails on the map? this movie comes off as very choppy and incoherent. I'm always glad to incorporate new and different titles into my library... but i don't think I want to admit to having this one. True it is far better than most serial killer movies, because this shows what's going on with the serial killer and not the detectives investigating him. there wasn't a single cop in the movie. Kind of makes you think how he was getting away with everything. especially when he seems so inept to being able to get through the day sanely. I do believe i am now scarred for life.


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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

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Production Co:

Jelinski & Buttgereit See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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