Der Todesking (The Death King) (1990)

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Cult Epics presents the third release in the series Corpse Fucking Art Jorg Buttgereit's powerful masterpiece DER TODESKING (aka The Death King), made in between Nekromantik (1987) and Nekromantik 2 (1991). Seven stories on Death and Suicide, each taking place on a different day of the week, enflamed by the decomposition of a human body. Warning: extremely graphic.
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Horror
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Critic Reviews for Der Todesking (The Death King)

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a brooding, melancholic journey through our mortality, contending seriously - if also reflexively - with that strange sort of desire, familiar to all horror fans, surrounding death.

Full Review… | March 17, 2014
Grolsch Film Works

Audience Reviews for Der Todesking (The Death King)

Der Todesking is the story of the most masochistic, suicidal creature on earth. The post-WWII German. This film shows how Allied propaganda has convinced Germans that they need to feel sorry for their past. The level of guilt the "good guys" have forced on Germans have pushed them to the edge. At least that's what I think this movie's about. I could be completely wrong. If I'm right, this is a horribly boring movie with a great theme. If I'm wrong, this is a horribly boring movie. It certainly does have its great moments, but they're few and far between. This is really the slowest pile of crap calling itself a movie that I've ever seen.

Alex Matarese
Alex Matarese

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A depressing view into suicide. Though it's by Buttregeit (of Nekromantik fame) it's quite a departure from the rest of his work. Sure it's disturbing but overall you can't help but feel sorry/angry or indifferent (the same thoughts that may arise if say you personally knew someone who committed suicide) for the characters involved. The story is told in a vignette form using instead the theme of suicide as the main focal point and using 7 different characters on each day of the week showcasing their self-inflicted demise.

Sean N
Sean N

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