SCHRAMM

Jörg Buttgereit, Germany, 1993, Cult Epics

When the director of NEKROMANTIK asks “Would you like to see my take on a serial killer movie?”, the correct answer can only be “Yup!”

Revealed in a series of tightly constructed flashbacks, the story of deranged murderer Lothar Schramm is efficiently and sharply told, in a hermetically sealed, clinical style reminiscent of Gaspar Noe’s just-as-audacious I STAND ALONE.

“Florian Koerner von Gustorf puts in an awesome performance as the murderous, tormented Schramm, and his exploits are depicted in an unflinchingly gruesome and disturbing fashion. There are moments of horrifying gore and twisted sexuality that make most other serial killer pictures I've seen look like Disney, and an arty, non linear way of storytelling that takes the viewer right inside Schramm’s head. It’s only sixty five minutes long, but it’s sixty five minutes with one of the most disturbing individuals imaginable. Much as I wanted to hate him, I couldn't help but feel a little sorry for Schramm, who can see better things but is trapped by inadequacy and fear into his doomed cycle of heinous acts.” (“tbirkhead”, IMDB)

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Details

  • 65 min.
  • Color
  • 1.33:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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