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Antibodies (2005)

Antikörper (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 7 July 2005 (Germany)
Wanted for a long time, serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police raid. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him and finds out more then he is looking for.

Director:

Christian Alvart
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Reedus ... Polizist Schmitz
Christian von Aster Christian von Aster ... Polizist Wagner
André Hennicke ... Gabriel Engel
Waltraud Witte Waltraud Witte ... Frau Hering
Konstantin Graudus Konstantin Graudus ... Wosniak
Heinz Hoenig ... Seiler
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Michael Martens
Ulrike Krumbiegel ... Rosa Martens
Hauke Diekamp Hauke Diekamp ... Christan Martens
Jürgen Schornagel ... Sucharzewski
Gudrun Ritter ... Frau Sucharzewski
Laura Alberta Szalski Laura Alberta Szalski ... Sarah Martens
Klaus Zmorek Klaus Zmorek ... Bosowski
Domenico D'Ambrosio Domenico D'Ambrosio ... Techniker
Holger Franke Holger Franke ... Karl Prebisch
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Long wanted serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him. He associates a brutal murder case with the killer's method and hopes to close the case by getting a confession from Engel. Instead the clash of the two totally opposite characters shakes Michaels beliefs to the ground, turning him into a dangerous threat, an enemy to the people around him. Written by Napoleon Wilson

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Evil is contagious See more »


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Trivia

Christian Alvart: [mirror shot] (at around 1h 7 mins) Michael (Wotan Wilke Möhring) in his hotel room in the city. He sees Gabriel Engel (André Hennicke) behind him who isn't really there. Alvart uses his typical shot: Michael is reflected by three mirrors, effectively showing him four times from all angles. Gabriel Engel is only in one of them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabriel Engel: The world is unfair. Even to people like us. Pedro Alonso Lopez committed 300 sex murders. Now, 20 years later, who remembers him? Not a soul. Jack the Ripper is world-famous, and for what? Five bitches. Five! And Charley Manson. The hippie they called "Our Emperor" didn't even commit one murder himself.
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References Lord of the Flies (1963) See more »

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Firefly Queen
Lyrics and Performed by Nadeshda Brennicke
Music by Rainer Jancis
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Hugely enjoyable thriller
14 July 2007 | by gullenSee all my reviews

I watched the DVD last night and thought it to be one of the best movies I've seen this year. The acting from the leads was excellent - never overdone and highly believable. The opening sequence gripped me and from thereon in I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The story develops at a great pace with some lovely twists and red herrings. Yes - some may see them coming but even so, it doesn't detract from a hugely enjoyable and often disturbing story. The direction and cinematography was also were superb - some great camera work and use of (sometimes washed out and grainy) colour and slow-motion. Highly recommended viewing before the inevitable Hollywood treatment. (CGI deer - ouch - 'nuff said!)


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 July 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Antibodies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$891,133
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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