Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (The Tenderness of Wolves) (1973)
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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
Jul 12, 1973 Wide
Aug 19, 1999
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A nasty little melodrama, lurid and creepy and sometimes bordering on demented humor. It's the kind of movie we may not exactly enjoy, but we don't walk out on.
It is beautifully and enthusiastically performed and it doesn't contain a single superfluous or redundant camera movement.
A black comedy of manners, but the crimes are so ghastly that they drown out the comedy.
Lommel's film remains as disturbing a look at a serial killer as you're likely to see.
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