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Scars of Xavier (2017)

A serial killer targets women, at night, for murder.

Director:

Kai E. Bogatzki

Writers:

Kai E. Bogatzki, Marc Engel (storyliner)
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Credited cast:
Isabelle Aring Isabelle Aring ... Sandra
Thomas Binder Thomas Binder ... Rapist
Marc Engel ... Xavier
Frank Freitag Frank Freitag ... Squad Member #3
Jelly Francis Gaviria Jelly Francis Gaviria ... Boss
Isabel Gründer Isabel Gründer ... Natalie
Lamacra Lamacra ... Kidnapped Girl
Angelina Markiefka Angelina Markiefka ... Corvette Girl
Michael Möhlenbruch Michael Möhlenbruch ... Squad Member #1
Sascha Möhlenbruch Sascha Möhlenbruch ... Squad Member #2
Daniele Rizzo ... Squad Leader
Dirk Sonnenschein Dirk Sonnenschein ... Petr
Annika Strauss ... Dominique
Vanessa Tesch Vanessa Tesch ... Intro Girl
Oliver Troska Oliver Troska ... Dominik
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A serial killer targets women, at night, for murder.

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Marc Engel who plays Xavier, isolated himself from society to prepare for the role. He lost 33 pounds to get the skinny look for Xavier. See more »

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Brutal, bloody and shocking. Psychogram of a serial killer with visionary images and brilliant, stylish implementation.
9 February 2018 | by flugkuh-51900See all my reviews

"Scars Of Xavier" is the first full length feature film of the highly talented editor (most recently known for Marcel Walz's "Blood Feast") and director Kai E. Bogatzki. The expectations of his first feature film were extremely high for me. And Bogatzki did not disappoint me at all: he even exceeded my expectations.

"Scars Of Xavier" is an impressive, brutal, shocking and extremely credible psychogram of a serial killer that lingers on for a long time. With lead actor Marc Engel Kai E. Bogatzki has found a man with whom he could make his visions to reality. You can almost feel in every attitude, how intense (and both physically and mentally exhausting) the shooting were.

And in the end, when the audience thinks, the brutal and bloody path of Xavier and his victims find an end, Bogatzki opens another psychological door, that takes your breath away. Visually overwhelming, the killer's journey continues, transcending boundaries, and ultimately making everything you've seen conclusive. Bogatzki, the main actor and the whole film team shock, confuse and touch emotionally. "Scars Of Xavier" is a roller coaster ride into the psyche of a murderer, but also into the sick world of a childhood traumatized person who is basically deplorable.

Especially in times of computer-animated, soulless blockbusters, Bogatzki's "Scars Of Xavier" shows, what filmmaking really means: to realize visions not with a million-dollar budget, therefore with acting and innovative, emotional ideas. All these things come together in "Scars Of Xavier". In addition, there is a terrific camera work and a great score.


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21 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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