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Der Totmacher (1995)

Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this ... See full summary »

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Kommissar Rätz
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Wärter Schweimler
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Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing methods. Written by Robert Zeithammel

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23 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Fritz Haarmann: The boys always asked me, "Fritz, what to you put in there?"
[opens the window, walks up close to the doctor]
Fritz Haarmann: And then I always said, "I'm feeding your FISHES!", that's the way I said it.
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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

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Ich hatte einen Kameraden
Franz Baumann and Orchestra
Lyrics by Ludwig Uhland
Music by Friedrich Silcher
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An Oscar for best actor
11 December 2005 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

I really think that in this movie Gotz deserved an academy award. When you watch the movie you really think: "This guy is a fuc...g psychopath!" Especially when he talks about how he chopped a corpse and then laughs, like it was fun! He says that he made sausages out of it... And yet somehow... you see this man, who in reality is still a boy. He hasn't got a clear idea of what a crime is, or how he should feel about it. Creepy stuff and for this performance Gotz deserved an Oscar.

The mood is very creepy also. Like a true European film it focuses on feelings rather than special effects where you can see how arms and legs were chopped of. This is not a movie about the act of killing but a movie about the psyche of a mass murderer.

Somehow it's even better than the Silence of the lambs. :)

See it! It's a must!


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