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Tears of Kali (2004)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 16 October 2004 (USA)
A creepy three-part anthology which is actually constructed from a trio of German-produced independent short films that form a narrative around a mysterious cult in 1983 India as a ... See full summary »

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Andreas Marschall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pietro Martellanza Pietro Martellanza ... Lars Eriksson (segment "Poona, India 1983") (as Peter Martell)
Anja Gebel Anja Gebel ... Kim (segment "Poona, India 1983")
Magdalena Ritter Magdalena Ritter ... Erkissons Pupil (segment "Poona, India 1983") (as Magdalena Fernandez Ritter)
Nicole Ludwig Nicole Ludwig ... Erikssons Pupil (segment "Poona, India 1983")
Gabriel Maunsell Gabriel Maunsell ... Erikssons Pupil (segment "Poona, India 1983")
Chole Micky Chole Micky ... Erikssons Pupil (segment "Poona, India 1983") (as Micky Chloe)
Simon Mayer Simon Mayer ... Eriksson's Pupil (segment "Poona, India 1983")
Alexander Matakas Alexander Matakas ... Eriksson's Pupil (segment "Poona, India 1983")
Udo Bittner Udo Bittner ... Taylor (segment "Poona, India 1983")
Leoni Oefelein Leoni Oefelein ... Taylor's Wife (segment "Poona, India 1983")
Irena-Heliana Jandris Irena-Heliana Jandris ... Shakti / Elisabeth Steinberg (segment "Shakti")
Celik Nuran Celik Nuran ... Tansul Yilmaz (segment "Shakti")
Adrian Topol ... Florian (segment "Shakti")
Joey Bozatt Joey Bozatt ... Samarfan (segment "Shakti")
Mai Christa Mai Christa ... Patient Anna (segment "Shakti")
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A creepy three-part anthology which is actually constructed from a trio of German-produced independent short films that form a narrative around a mysterious cult in 1983 India as a wrap-around story. In the first story "Shakti", a reporter talks to an institutionalized cult survivor who claims to have murdered her boyfriend. In the second story "Devi", a man awakens from a therapy session to discover that he's been beaten senseless and held prisoner by his evil therapist. In the third story "Kali", a faith healer exorcises a spirit from a person only to discover that he has released it into his cellar. Written by Larry B.

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Evil Has Found Its Way Out

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Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lacrime di Kali See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Budget:

€650,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Post Ludium
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Flawed Genius
12 January 2005 | by phlcltSee all my reviews

The main drawback with 'Tears of Kali' is its obviously low budget. Despite its best efforts, the film occasionally ends up just looking cheap and comical. Having said that, however, the blood and gore FX are done *exceptionally* well. And, in the end, the cheap 'home video' feel of the film doesn't matter because it works well on other levels. A series of interconnected story lines is used very effectively to build up an intriguingly incomplete picture of the origins and activities of the occult group at the centre of the movie. The idea of this group, and the stories, rumours, and legends that surround them, is what really appealed to me about the film. It's an idea which struck me as similar to Clive Barker's 'Hellraiser' concept, insofar as the mythology surrounding it is powerful enough to be extended in any of a number of ways, possibly across different media (films, comics, novels, etc). Not that I'm advocating the production of 'Tears of Kali' sequels, accompanying graphic novels, and tie-in action figures! Let's face it, most of the Hellraiser sequels are worthless (unless viewed solely for cheese-value). Just because an idea has the scope and potency to be extended doesn't mean it should be extended (except in the viewer's imagination). The only point I want to make is that the central concept of 'Tears of Kali' lends the movie an extremely powerful edge, and this overcomes the otherwise cheap 'home video' atmosphere.


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