A cute med student starts a summer course at Heidelberg University. David's on her dissection table. She met him the day before on the train. Something's wrong.

Director:

Stefan Ruzowitzky

Writers:

Peter Engelmann (dramaturge), Stefan Ruzowitzky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franka Potente ... Paula Henning
Benno Fürmann ... Hein
Anna Loos ... Gretchen
Sebastian Blomberg ... Caspar
Holger Speckhahn Holger Speckhahn ... Phil
Traugott Buhre ... Prof. Grombek
Oliver Wnuk ... Ludwig (as Oliver K. Wnuk)
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... David
Andreas Guenther ... Franz (as Andreas Günther)
Antonia Cäcilia Holfelder Antonia Cäcilia Holfelder ... Gabi
Rüdiger Vogler ... Dr. Henning
Barbara M. Ahren Barbara M. Ahren ... Frau Henning (as Barbara-Magdalena Ahren)
Werner Dissel Werner Dissel ... Paulas Großvater
Gennadi Vengerov ... Präparator
Thomas Meinhardt Thomas Meinhardt ... Professor in München
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Storyline

Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, and uncovers a gruesome conspiracy perpetrated by an Antihippocratic secret society operating within the school. Written by Alexander Lum

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Die einen studieren. Die anderen werden studiert. (Some study. Some are studied.) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene where Hein (Benno Fürmann) tries to hide the corpse of Phil (Holger Speckhahn) there are two assistants appearing. The dark-haired one, who is constantly cursing (Martin Pölcher) actually is now (2006) assistant medical director at the Institute for Gynecology at the University of Bonn, Germany. See more »

Goofs

When Paula and Gretchen see the corpse in the anatomy hall move, Gretchen suddenly disappears. See more »

Quotes

Hein: [to Caspar] Shut your mouth or I'll slit your vocal cords.
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Crazy Credits

While the cast credits roll, 2 students are talking in the anatomy room, discussing their futures. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD features two extended scenes as supplement:
  • While Hein is pulling Phil's corpse away Paula comes into the anatomy hall and almost discovers him.
  • When Paula is chased by Hein and his partner, she goes into the room, where the corpses are being washed, up to a steam tube and creeps to the next room. In the extended version Hein comes into the room and extensively searches it for Paula.
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Connections

Referenced in An Imperfect Solution: A Tale of the Re-Animator (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Praise You
Written by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Camille Yarbrough
© Universal Music Publ. Ltd./Vogue Music/Maat Music Inc.
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH and Universal Music Publishing
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Kopferwelten alive
27 June 2010 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Before Franka Potente became famous with the Bourne trilogy she made this German movie. As a student in, you guessed it, anatomy she has to go to the most important school to learn that but there is a secret. Some people joined a kind of mason. She notices that something is terrible wrong in the school and she starts to investigate. Wrong. What happens next isn't really horror it's more some kind of thriller but you really have to watch it for the effects. A few years ago it was a hype to see the exhibition Kopferwelten. What you saw there is what we have here only they didn't used real bodies but it was so nicely done that it could be used in classes. It never becomes gory or even bloody, it is really the atmosphere that creates the movie. But it is one that you must have seen because, some people fears that it could happen to you....


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Latin

Release Date:

3 February 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Anatomy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM8,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,725, 10 September 2000

Gross USA:

$9,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,501,958
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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