In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.

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Martin Weisz

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T.S. Faull
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Thomas Kretschmann ... Oliver
Keri Russell ... Katie
Thomas Huber Thomas Huber ... Simon
Rainier Meissner Rainier Meissner ... Young Oliver
Marcus Lucas Marcus Lucas ... Felix
Angelika Bartsch Angelika Bartsch ... Viktoria
Alexander Martschewski Alexander Martschewski ... Rudy
Nils Dommning Nils Dommning ... Karl
Pascal Andres Pascal Andres ... Young Simon
Axel Wedekind ... Domino
Tatjana Clasing ... Hanna
Horst D. Scheel Horst D. Scheel ... Prof. Zech
Stefan Gebelhoff Stefan Gebelhoff ... Simon's Dad
Helga Bellinghausen Helga Bellinghausen ... Simon's Mom
Bojan Heyn Bojan Heyn ... Bully
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In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.

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Rated R for strong aberrant violent/sexual content and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Thomas Kretschmann did the underwater scene without any special effect. As a former professional swimmer, he was able to hold his breath for long periods. See more »

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Simon Grobeck: Bite my thing! Bite it off! Bite it off!
Domino: I can't. There's someone out there for everyone. But I'm not that someone.
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References Faces of Death (1978) See more »

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I Like Plastique
Words, Music, and Produced by Mickey DueChamp, Sandokan, Janni Gagarin, Philipp Supreme
Performed by Die Raketen
Courtesy of Low Spirit Recordings GmbH
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Nowhere nearly as brutal and harrowing as Marian Dora's "Cannibal".
1 August 2007 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Rohtenburg" by Martin Weisz is based on a true crime case of German cannibal Armin Meiwes,who butchered and cannibalized computer programmer Bernd-Jurgen Brandes after putting on necrobabes.com an advertisement "I'm looking for a normally built young man between 18 and 25 years for a real slaughter and consumption".It was ultimately banned in Germany due to a lawsuit in which Meiwes successfully argued that the film slandered his deeds and made him look bad.As a person who is really interested in the darkest human deeds I had to watch it.The performances by Thomas Huber as Simon and particularly Thomas Kretschmann as Oliver are very strong,but the film lacks gore and horrifying images of "Cannibal".I also think that Keri Russel's character is completely bland and unnecessary.The film would be better without it.Overall,this film left me a little bit disappointed.Check out Marian Dora's "Cannibal" or horrifying documentary "The Man Who Ate His Lover" for much better understanding of this fascinating case.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Grimm Love See more »

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$95,676
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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