Butterfly---A Grimm Love Story (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Butterfly---A Grimm Love Story (2006)





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A young woman finds herself becoming obsessed with a violently disturbed man in this gruesome thriller inspired by actual events. Katie Armstrong (Keri Russell) is an American college student who is majoring in criminal psychology while studying abroad in Germany. Needing to explore a notorious murder case for a class project, Armstrong begins looking into the life and crimes of Oliver Hartwin (Thomas Kretschmann), who had been convicted of murder after killing and eating another man. Hartwin's crime was unusual in that he posted a message in an internet chat room asking for a male volunteer between the ages of 21 and 40 who would be willing to be murdered and cannibalized afterwards. While Hartwin did find a man willing to die and be eaten, this did not make matters safe or simple for the German cannibal. As Armstrong digs deeper into the horrible facts of Hartwin's crimes, she finds her reserve beginning to crack as she can no longer control her feelings about the killer. Also shown under the titles Grimm Love and Rohtenburg, Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story was inspired by the true story of Armin Meiwes, who was convicted of the 2001 death of a man he killed and partially ate who he met through a posting on the internet, in which he asked for a volunteer willing to be slaughtered.


Keri Russell
as Katie Armstrong
Thomas Kretschmann
as Oliver Hartwin
Thomas Huber
as Simon Grombeck
Rainier Meissner
as Young Oliver
Pascal Andres
as Young Simon
Helga Bellinghausen
as Simon's Mother
Stefan Gebelhoff
as Simon's Father
Renate Naujoks
as Housewife
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Critic Reviews for Butterfly---A Grimm Love Story

All Critics (3)

Kudos to screenwriter T.S. Faull for creating complex characters who, while their actions and reactions may not always be relatable, come together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to show a cohesive picture in the end.

July 3, 2010 | Full Review…

kakoithis anisi pop psyhologia poy mono tis melima einai na apodosei ola ta eidi ton psyhologikon parekliseon sto proteyon honeytiri tis problimatikis shesis me ti mitera

June 29, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

While I doubt I'll ever see the flick a second time, I've no problem recommending it to fans of dark and disturbing cinema.

March 20, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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