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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 Silvia Ryder ... Daughter (Silvia) (as Silvia Rabenreither)
Karin Springer Karin Springer ... Daughter (voice)
Edith Rosset Edith Rosset ... Mother
Josefine Lakatha Josefine Lakatha ... Mother (voice)
Rudolf Götz Rudolf Götz ... Son
Kuba Kuba ... Dog
Renate Kastelik Renate Kastelik ... Taxi Driver
Hermann Groissenberger Hermann Groissenberger ... Guest at the Café
Claudia Schinko 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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Schizophrenia See more »

Filming Locations:

Stein, Lower Austria, Austria See more »

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Budget:

€400,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(director's cut) | (international cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The narration quotes confessions of real-life killers like Peter Kürten, known as the 'Vampire of Düsseldorf'. See more »

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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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Referenced in Manhunter (1986) See more »

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Surrender
Written by Klaus Schulze (uncredited)
Performed by Klaus Schulze
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Thought-Provoking, Disturbing and Really Good
13 April 2008 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Angst is without a doubt one of the best serial killer flicks in the history of cinema. And some would say The Best. And I can tell you, it's damn close.

Angst follows a serial killer who is released from prison after a 10 year incarceration. What takes place is shocking and original film-making. What this man does is just start up where he left off. It's basically just following around the killer and just getting to know him. Oh and his victims, but in a more or less personal way. Eesh.

Angst excels in all facets. The acting by the main character, the serial killer, is flat out great, in an insane sort of way. He looks the part, and definitely acts the part. The scene when he's in the car is unforgettable. Throw in great cinematography, direction and writing, and the fact that this is a truly disturbing, realistic look into a serial killer's obsessive habits, it easily makes this one of the best serial killer movies of all time.


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