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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
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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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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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Details

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The door that leads to the stainless steel morgue room in the movie actually leads to the cafeteria of Technische Universität München. The movie was screened in the big wooden lecture auditorium seen in the movie, leading to a "picture-in-picture"-effect for the audience. See more »

Goofs

When Paula sees Gretchen's body, she pushes down a cupboard. In the left corner a hand of a crewmember can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Hein: [to Caspar] Shut your mouth or I'll slit your vocal cords.
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Sofa Rockers (Richard Dorfmeister Mix)
(Wolfgang Frisch (as Frisch) / Michael Holzgruber (as Holzgruber) / Markus Kienzl (as Kienzl) / Wolfgang Schloegl (as Schloegl))
© BMG Publishing Austria Gesellschaft mbH
by Sofa Surfers
(p) Klein Records
Courtesy of Motor Music Hamburg (A Universal Music Co.) and BMG UFA Music Publishing Houses
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OK thriller, but a little too predictable...
24 June 2007 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 6/24/2007 - 4 out of 10(Dir-Stefan Rujowitzky): OK thriller, but a little too predictable. This story is based in Germany, which is also where the movie is made. It is about a young medical student who gets a shot to go to a premiere school in Heidelberg and arrives seeing some strange things occurring. Someone she met on the train there and saved, shows up on the school's experimentation table and she's suspecting foul play right away. She does some investigation and the disappearance of her friend leads her to a secret society called AAA(and no it's not Alcoholics Anonymous) that has something to do with the anti-Hippocratic oath and is used to perform experimentations on live people that doctor's wouldn't normally be able to do. She finds out her grandfather(who was a dean at the school) was a big part of establishing it and it's pretty readily filled by members of the school. It's an interesting story but the problem with this movie is how quickly the audience is told what's going on and then it's kind of a horror movie with the heroine fighting off the bad boy of the group that's taking things to the next psychotic level. Although this movie was made in Europe, it plays to a young American audience with it's focus on gore, sex and the horror film premise(which is really it's big downfall) and explains why it probably made good money and spawned a sequel but doesn't necessarily make for a good movie.


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