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Tears of Kali (2004)

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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Cast

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 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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Taglines:

Evil Has Found Its Way Out

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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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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References Keoma (1976) See more »

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Bloody low-budget German horror—worth a watch.
9 November 2006 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Three macabre and bloody tales are loosely connected by a mysterious cult which practices bizarre rituals.

The first story tells of a woman named Shakti, an ex-member of the Taylor-Erikkson cult who is now an inmate at a mental hospital. A journalist (supposedly investigating the cult) interviews Shakti, but it transpires that she has other reasons for wanting to talk to the woman...

The next story follows a violent young drug abuser who is sentenced to rehab. His doctor turns out to be a follower of Taylor-Erikkson and his methods of treatment are far from orthodox.

The final tale deals with a faith-healer who unwittingly releases an evil force from one of his group (who is terminally ill). The malign monster is seeking a new healthy host, and has got its evil eye on the healer.

The movie is obviously low budget, and the dubbing on the version I saw is pretty lousy, but Tears of Kali is original enough and has plenty of nastiness and gore to make this movie worth a viewing. It takes a while to get going, but those willing to make the effort will be rewarded by some nice death scenes which don't skimp on the red stuff.

The second story is my favourite as it manages to be quite creepy and genuinely disturbing (and it also features a scene in which which a guy has to peel off his skin!).

It may not be a wholly successful venture, but the makers of this film certainly have to be praised for trying something a bit different.


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