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Wanted for a long time, serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him and finds out more then he is looking for.

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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

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:

€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 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Unique
Lyrics and Performed by Nadeshda Brennicke
Music by Michl Britsch
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Masterpiece
10 May 2010 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

The darkness of deep recesses of human soul, the entrapment of fundamentalist religion,the repressed sexuality and much, much more. "Antibody", brilliant German crime drama tackles successfully all of these issues, without neglecting the pacing and suspense, the necessary ingredients for this genre. The director Christian Alvart, although only 31 when he made this movie, has a precise artistic credo and an eye of an old master. The rawness, blood and explicit sex combined with the carefully measured silence and powerful, understated acting, makes this masterpiece a standout in usual drivel associated with this popular genre.


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