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Angst (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1983 (USA)
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

Director:

Gerald Kargl

Writers:

Zbigniew Rybczynski (screenplay), Gerald Kargl (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erwin Leder ... K., the Psychopath
Robert Hunger-Bühler ... Off-Text (voice)
Silvia Ryder ... Daughter (Silvia) (as Silvia Rabenreither)
Karin Springer Karin Springer ... Daughter (voice)
Edith Rosset ... Mother
Josefine Lakatha Josefine Lakatha ... Mother (voice)
Rudolf Götz ... Son
Kuba Kuba ... Dog
Renate Kastelik Renate Kastelik ... Taxi Driver
Hermann Groissenberger Hermann Groissenberger ... Guest at the Café
Claudia Schinko ... Guest at the Café
Beate Jurkowitsch Beate Jurkowitsch ... Guest at the Café
Rosa Schandl Rosa Schandl ... Waitress at the Café
Rolf Bock Rolf Bock ... Police Officer
Emil Polaczek Emil Polaczek ... Police Officer
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Storyline

A man is released from prison after serving ten years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees and discovers a secluded rural home, where a young woman lives with her sick mother and disabled brother. He then begins to take out his sadistic pleasures on them, attempting to hold them hostage, while thinking of his troubled childhood with his abusive mother and grandmother... Written by Brian Patrick

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Pig's blood, not stage blood, was used for the stabbing scene, for the sake of additional realism. See more »

Goofs

When the daughter picks up the knife with her mouth it suddenly has changed into an upright position. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Psychopath: The fear in her eyes and the knife in the chest. That's my last memory of my mother. That's why I had to go to prison for four years, even though she survived.
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Connections

Referenced in Climax (2018) See more »

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Surrender
Written by Klaus Schulze (uncredited)
Performed by Klaus Schulze
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Perverse, but with too idiot characters.
1 January 2020 | by DylanCanongeSee all my reviews

This German horror movie called ANGST (1983), which was supremely perverse and upsetting, but also featured some absolutely insane cinematography/camerawork for its time. The actor who plays the killer is excellent and scary, but the other actors are not convincing .. the characters' reactions are stupid. And the whole thing has aged badly. This film deserves to be watched for its realization especially. Dark, unsettling, brutal.. but with too idiot characters.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angst See more »

Filming Locations:

Stein, Lower Austria, Austria See more »

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Budget:

EUR400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gerald Kargl See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut) | (international cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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