Der Samurai


Der Samurai

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A young policeman (Michel Diercks) in a small German village becomes involved in a peculiar murder investigation when a stranger emerges from the woods, cloaked by a feminine dress, and begins to slaughter the villagers in this energetic take on the classic werewolf story.


Critic Reviews for Der Samurai

All Critics (8) | Fresh (8)

  • Der Samurai asks more questions than it answers, and is stronger for it.

    Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • Der Samurai is an unusual little gem of a film that excites with its own offbeat blend of horror, suspense, and visual elegance.

    Jun 6, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • It's so evocative on an instinctive level that its panting excitement overwhelms the sense of questions unanswered, and often unasked.

    Jun 8, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A lucid haze of sex and violence, compellingly offbeat and irrevocably Other.

    Apr 8, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Neither of the actors is particularly strong and some scenes are clumsily handled but this only contributes to the gutterheart sensibility of a film that is considerably more enjoyable than it ought to be.

    Feb 23, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A queer retelling of the werewolf myth, The Samurai reveals the dark side of a character who comes out in the light of the full moon wearing women's clothing rather than an animal's skin.

    Aug 30, 2014 | Full Review…

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