Tenderness Of The Wolves
Directed by Ulli Lommel, Starring Ulli Lommel, Rainer Haver, Tara Schanzara, Wolfgang Schenck, Hannelore Tiefenbrunner, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ingrid Caven, Margit Cartensen, Jeff Roden, Brigitte Mira, Christoph Eichhorn, Kurt Raab, Jürgen ProchnowWritten by Ulli Lommel, Rainer Haver, Tara Schanzara, Wolfgang Schenck, Hannelore Tiefenbrunner, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ingrid Caven, Margit Cartensen, Jeff Roden, Brigitte Mira, Christoph Eichhorn, Kurt Raab, Jürgen Prochnow
This dark horror film from director Ulli Lommel was based on the real-life crimes of Fritz Haarman (Kurt Raab), the so-called "Vampire of Dusseldorf" who murdered over 25 young boys, drank their blood, and sold their flesh as black-market meat. Several German films had depicted Haarman's murderous exploits, most notably Fritz Lang's classic M (1931), but Lommel's version is far more graphic and horrifying. Produced by filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who also appears, the film revels in pseudo-Expressionistic imagery which sears itself into the viewer's mind. Raab's performance is reminiscent of both Peter Lorre in M and Max Schreck in the vampire classic Nosferatu (1922), but is unforgettable in its own right. A deeply disturbing cinematic poem about the face of true evil, this overlooked classic has developed a cult following, but is not recommended for sensitive viewers. Robert Firsching, Rovi
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- Format: DVD
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- Publisher: Anchor Bay Entertainment
- UPC: 013131089592
- Region: Region 1