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Tattoo (2002)

Two police detectives, a grizzled veteran and one fresh-faced rookie, hunt a ritualistic serial killer murdering people with tattoos and skinning them.

Director:

Robert Schwentke
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
August Diehl ... Marc Schrader
Christian Redl ... Minks
Nadeshda Brennicke ... Maya Kroner
Johan Leysen ... Frank Schoubya
Fatih Cevikkollu ... Dix
Monica Bleibtreu Monica Bleibtreu ... Kommissarin Roth
Ilknur Bahadir Ilknur Bahadir ... Meltem
Joe Bausch Joe Bausch ... Günzel
Florian Panzner ... Poscher
Jasmin Schwiers ... Marie Minks
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Scheck
Ingo Naujoks ... Stefan Kreiner
Reinhardt Firchow Reinhardt Firchow ... Polizeipräsident (as Reinhart Firchow)
Wanda Perdelwitz ... Strichmädchen
Sybille J. Schedwill ... Petra (as Sibylle Schedwill)
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Two police detectives, a grizzled veteran and one fresh-faced rookie, hunt a ritualistic serial killer murdering people with tattoos and skinning them.

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Trivia

The character of Schrader is named for writer-director Paul Schrader, who Robert Schwentke, the director of this film, admires. See more »

Goofs

When Marc chases the suspect, who just heard a message on the walkie-talkie and saw him on the balcony, in one shot you can see Marc just turning left the corner and in the subsequent shot he's turning right the same looking corner. See more »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Flames, art and tattoos.
4 September 2002 | by maria-62See all my reviews

Lynn is a woman with a very delicate and exclusive japanese tattoo on her body. The art and class of the tattoo is so fine that a collector pays enormous amounts of money to obtain the skin art. That means ripping it of the living body in Lynn's case.

This is a German crime-movie about two cops (and not the ordinary ones) solving the mystery of the 12 missing bodies/tattoos. Who is the collector, and how can they get in touch with him?

The estethic of the movie is beautiful if you ask me. Though it is very in-your-face and raw to some people I can belive. Flames of fire and blood is the theme in contrast to stiff, clean German architecture.

I enjoyed this movie a lot and it was althrough an exiting piece of art.

/Maria


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 April 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Тату See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,507,221
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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