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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

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 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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Storyline

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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 July 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Antibodies See more »

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Budget:

€1,900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Connections

References Manhunter (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Birds Crushing Into Windows
Lyrics and Performed by Nadeshda Brennicke
Music by Rainer Jancis
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What's in us that lies, whores, steals and murders?
6 August 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This movie grabs you from the beginning as something that is original and daring. It is not just another police/serial killer drama, but one that is well worth watching despite the fact that it is in German.

With haunting music by Michl Britsch, songs by Nadeshda Brennicke, and brilliant cinematography by Hagen Bogdanski (how can you not be brilliant when filming in Germany, one of the most beautiful countries on Earth?), you will quickly forget the language barrier and enjoy.

The acting in this film is among the finest I have seen.

You will see things during the police interrogation that you have never seen before.

The intricate cat and mouse between the rural policeman and the rapist/serial killer is captivating. The line between good and evil is thoroughly analyzed and tested to the point where you are not sure of it's location.

The last twenty minutes...what a treasure to watch!


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