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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

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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A Cut Above The Rest. 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

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

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

Soundtracks

Praise You
(Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) / Camille Yarbrough)
© Universal Music Publ. Ltd./Vogue Music/Maat Music Inc.
by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH and Universal Music Publishing
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A cut above the average horror flick.
5 April 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Anatomy" tells of an attractive young female medical student who attends the University of Heidelberg where she discovers an ancient secret society of doctors who practice human vivisection. The film is an artful shoot with great anatomical props and a story which is a little more intelligent than typical American horror flicks where hockey masked hulks go around butchering teenagers. The video release I watched was also very well dubbed. Overall a cut above your average horror flick and an mildly thrilling and suspenseful watch for most. The last two words of the film are particularly telling.


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