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Der Totmacher
Feature Film, DE 1995, Farbe, 110 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2010

Director: Romuald Karmakar
Script: Romuald Karmakar, Michael Farin (basierend auf psychiatrischen Originalprotokollen von Ernst Schultze)
Cast: Götz George, Jürgen Hentsch, Pierre Franckh, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Matthias Fuchs
Camera: Fred Schuler
Editor: Peter Przygodda
Location Sound: Robi Güver
Production Design: Toni Lüdi
Producers: Romuald Karmakar, Thomas Schühly
Production: Pantera Film (DE)
Co-production: WDR, SWF


In 1942 Ernst Schultze was asked to prepare a psychiatric report on Fritz Haarmann, who was believed to have killed 24 young men, cut them up and partially eaten them. Romuald Karmakar dramatises this case by having his actors recite the written record of what was said in their meetings. An intimate and haunting piece.

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