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Anatomie (2000)

Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to ... See full summary »

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Gretchen
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Caspar
Holger Speckhahn ...
Phil
Traugott Buhre ...
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Ludwig (as Oliver K. Wnuk)
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David
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Franz (as Andreas Günther)
Antonia Cäcilia Holfelder ...
Gabi
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Dr. Henning
Barbara M. Ahren ...
Frau Henning (as Barbara-Magdalena Ahren)
Werner Dissel ...
Paulas Großvater
Gennadi Vengerov ...
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Thomas Meinhardt ...
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Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, and uncovers a gruesome conspiracy perpetrated by an Antihippocratic secret society operating within the school. Written by Alexander Lum

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Rated R for terror violence/gore, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2000 (Germany)  »

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DEM 8,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,725, 10 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,725, 10 September 2000
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In the scene where Hein (Benno Fürmann) tries to hide the corpse of Phil (Holger Speckhahn) there are two assistants appearing. The dark-haired one, who is constantly cursing (Martin Pölcher) actually is now (2006) assistant medical director at the Institute for Gynecology at the University of Bonn, Germany. See more »

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When Paula sees Gretchen's body, she pushes down a cupboard. In the left corner a hand of a crewmember can be seen. See more »

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Prof. Grombek: [first words - as med student works over cadaver bare-handed] Gloves Kaminski, gloves. The lady's a study aid, not Sharon Stone.
student hecklers: Yeah, Kaminski instincts are very basic... They're more fun when they're alive.
Prof. Grombek: Alright, pipe down. That's enough for this group. Ever seen a drowning victim? Tomorrow's putrefaction day.
Paula Henning: Uh, professor? There seems to be some kind of anomaly in the pelvic region.
Prof. Grombek: A penis per chance? It's not an anomaly, it's that little boys are created differently than little girls. ...
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My Truth
(Michel van Dyke)
© Edition Michel van der Klugt
by Anna Loos
Courtesy of Laughing Horse Music GmbH and EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH, Hamburg
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Gruesome shocker exploits audience's worst medical fears
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ANATOMY (Anatomie)

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Sound formats: Dolby Digital / SDDS

A brilliant med student (Franka Potente) is pitched into a conspiracy at Heidelberg University, where a secret fraternity of medical deviates practice dissection on living subjects...

Stefan Ruzowitzky's superior thriller - the debut feature of Columbia Pictures' European production arm - derives inspiration from similarly-styled US shockers of the period (SCREAM, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, etc.), and exploits the audience's worst fears about invasive medical procedures. Beautifully photographed by STALINGRAD's Peter von Haller, the film contrasts picture-postcard Heidelberg with the silver-grey starkness of the anatomy rooms where German superstar Potente struggles to disentangle herself from an ancient conspiracy of horror. Second-billed Benno Fürmann (THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR) - the film's 'token' beefcake - emerges as a key player around the movie's halfway mark, beginning with a nerve-shredding set-piece recalling the potato truck sequence in Hitchcock's FRENZY (1972). In a happy turnabout from standard practice, all the nudity in the film is male-oriented, including what Ruzowitzky has described as Fürmann's "famous butt shot"!! Who says modern horror movies aren't camp? Great fun, and followed by ANATOMY 2 (2003).

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