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Anatomie (2000)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Stefan Ruzowitzky

Writers:

Peter Engelmann (dramaturge), Stefan Ruzowitzky
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

They can't wait to get their hands on you. Your end is only the beginning. 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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Latin

Release Date:

3 February 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Anatomia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 8,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,725, 10 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,725, 10 September 2000
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The models used in the film were inspired by Dr. Gunther von Hagens popular exhibition "Body Works" in which real cadavers are plasticized after being dissected. One character even mentions this process when we see the hall for the first time at the beginning of the film, but no real cadavers were used as the director thought it "too macabre". The models were created by a team headed by Joachim Grüninger and Birger Laube. The models were so accurate and detailed that the film's medical advisers thought they could be used as actual teaching specimens. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Prof. Grombek: [first words - as med student works over cadaver bare-handed] Gloves Kaminski, gloves. The lady's a study aid, not Sharon Stone.
student hecklers: Yeah, Kaminski instincts are very basic... They're more fun when they're alive.
Prof. Grombek: Alright, pipe down. That's enough for this group. Ever seen a drowning victim? Tomorrow's putrefaction day.
Paula Henning: Uh, professor? There seems to be some kind of anomaly in the pelvic region.
Prof. Grombek: A penis per chance? It's not an anomaly, it's that little boys are created differently than little girls. ...
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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

References Style Wars (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Here's a New Thing
(Paul Weller)
© Notting Hill Music UK Ltd.
by Paul Weller
Courtesy of Paul Weller and Wintrup Musik, Detmold
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Bad dubbing hurts but I liked it
11 July 2008 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

I saw (unfortunately) the dubbed version on Encore.

Student Paula Henning (Franka Potente who was also in the cult favorite "Run Lola Run") stars as a serious medical student who gets into a prestigious school in Germany. But she soon discovers that some students go missing and the bodies they work on in the anatomy lab are incredibly fresh...

I was stuck seeing the dubbed version on Encore. It hurt a lot (the words not matching the lips got annoying real quick) but I still liked what I saw. The acting was good, it was beautifully photographed, it wasn't TOO gruesome and I was never bored. Even more refreshing was a likable heroine who fights back when the bad guys go after her. The (mild) nudity was, in a refreshing twist, male! A previous poster mentions Benno Furmann (who is excellent) showed his butt but I don't remember seeing it. Regardless this is a well done, scary and excellent thriller. From all I've read the original German language version is the best (I don't doubt that for one second) but the dubbed version is watchable. I give this a 7.


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