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While studying in Germany, an American college student (Keri Russell) investigates the crimes of a cannibal (Thomas Kretschmann).

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  • Nov 17, 2010
    There are few movies out there that truely get under your skin and mess with you mentally and emotionally, this disturbing movie does just that. The movie gives you a pretty good background of the two men with tortured souls that has glimpses of their anything but normal childhoods that makes you feel their pain that leads to their horrible, beyond belief demise as they carry out their shocking deed of cannibalistic proportions. I kind of surprised that Keri Russell picked a movie this drastic but I bought her performance and I welcome her to this genre. It has a great, chilling atmosphere and it draws you in right away and doesn't let you go, you'll be intrigued and dumbfounded and this is definitely not a movie for the squeamish. Overall this movie is gruesome, shocking, devastating and scary what humankind is capable of doing to themselves and others and is a tough movie to watch and I will watch it with caution, an open mind but I will not say go see this ASAP but if you happen to stumble upon it give it a shot if you can't find anything else but I for one will never want to watch it again.
    Matt S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 06, 2010
    An extremely flawed telling of Armin Meiwes story. First of all the side story of a grad student researching this case was both unnecassary and distracting to the movie as a whole. Second of all too much time was spent on the early years of Armin Meiwes and his victim. The movie would have been much more effective not explaining (poorly) what drove Armin to cannibalism. The approach of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer would have been much more effective. Thirdly the act itself was also dissappointing because anytime anything happened it cuts away to Keri Russell's reaction, and I've already stated how I felt about her being in this movie in the first place. Fourthly the decision to make this movie in English rather than German was a bad one. That being said Kretschmann did deliver a very cold and detached performance befitting the subject matter and he had great on screen chemistry with the victim. The movie had a lot of potential and there is some worth to this, but in the end it feels like a made for TV movie rather than a real film. Apparently the film 'Cannibal' also deals with Meiwes story so maybe it will have been done right there. Time will tell.
    Ed Fucking H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2010
    Definitely disturbing, but surprisingly unengaging. Again, I simply could not get into the heads of these characters, so a lot of their motivations were lost on me. I remember reading about the case in the newspapers & being shocked.
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  • Nov 18, 2009
    Keri Russell plays Katie Armstrong, an American student in Germany studying criminal psychology. She chooses a notorious subject for her thesis: the cannibal killer Oliver Hartwin (played by Thomas Kretschmann). Oliver dreamed of eating a willing victim, and thanks to that great haven for all the demented and depraved - the Internet, he was able to find a volunteer, a young man Simon Grombeck (played by Thomas Huber). GRIMM LOVE is mostly told to us in flashback as Kerri Russell researches these men and their pasts. Events culminate with the discovery of a snuff tape that documents the crime. Rohtenburg is an incredible shot film that draws you into a personal story and guides you slowly into the darkness of a disturbed mind. While being an understated version of the facts it is still shocking enough to upset people with a weak stomach. <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=34qwps8" target="_blank"><img src="http://i54.tinypic.com/34qwps8.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2vto3t5" target="_blank"><img src="http://i51.tinypic.com/2vto3t5.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2j4snsj" target="_blank"><img src="http://i51.tinypic.com/2j4snsj.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=29c0sy1" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.tinypic.com/29c0sy1.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2m3hips" target="_blank"><img src="http://i54.tinypic.com/2m3hips.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2poz8cz" target="_blank"><img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/2poz8cz.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> This film was banned in Germany just a few days after it premiered there, but now German film enthusiasts and the cannibal-curious can finally watch the 2006 horror movie after a German federal court overturned a lower court's three-year-long ban that prevented its screening. The reason behind the initial ban? It's juicy stuff! Real-life German cannibal Armin Meiwes complained that the film, whose international title is Grimm Love, "sensationalized" his story and was far too similar to his case to have merely been a "fictional account inspired by real events," as the moviemakers attest. The lifting of the film's ban is said to be an epic decision on behalf of artistic freedom in Germany, as the court declared that the public's interest outweighed Meiwes' complaint.
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