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1993 (Germany) See more »
Tagline: I am dirty, but tomorrow I'll be just dirt.
As serial killer Lothar Schramm lies dying in his own blood, horrific memories of his miserable life of paranoia, self-harm and rejection flash before his eyes. A tragic look into the mind of a Borderline Personality Disorder psychopath. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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extreme & realistic art about life of a serial killer. Headstrong See more (35 total) »


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Florian Koerner von Gustorf ... Lothar Schramm
Monika M. ... Marianne
Micha Brendel ... Der Gläubige
Carolina Harnisch ... Die Gläubige
Xaver Schwarzenberger ... Älterer Herr 1
Gerd Horvath ... Älterer Herr 2
Michael Brynntrup ... Jesus
Franz Rodenkirchen ... Zahnarzt
Anne Presting ... Zahnärztin
Eddi Zacharias ... Liebhaber
Michael Romahn ... Selbstmörder
Volker Hauptvogel ... Kellner

Directed by
Jörg Buttgereit 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jörg Buttgereit 
Franz Rodenkirchen 

Produced by
Manfred O. Jelinski .... producer
Original Music by
Max Müller 
Gundula Schmitz 
Cinematography by
Manfred O. Jelinski 
Film Editing by
Jörg Buttgereit 
Manfred O. Jelinski 
Franz Rodenkirchen 
Makeup Department
Marianne Drope .... makeup artist: Frau M.
Production Management
Jörg Buttgereit .... production manager
Pia Löffler .... unit production manager
Clemens Schwender .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franz Rodenkirchen .... assistant director
Art Department
Micha Brendel .... poster designer
Sound Department
Tom Scheutzlich .... sound mixer
Clemens Schwender .... sound
Bernhard Steudel .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Heike Eger .... special effects makeup
Michael Romahn .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Manfred O. Jelinski .... lighting designer

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Also Known As:
"Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer" - International (English title)
"Шрамм" - Russia
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65 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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The movie tells the story of a man who has been known in the media as the 'Lipstick Killer'. In reality, there was a serial killer who was given that nickname and because of this, people often think that the film is based on the same serial killer. However, this is a common mistake as there is no correlation between the two.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Nekromantik (1987)See more »
Lothar's LeibesübungSee more »


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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
extreme & realistic art about life of a serial killer. Headstrong, 26 August 2002

This has to be one of the best serial killer films if not for the camerawork or editing (much better than Buttgereits previous stuff) for its deadly realism. The special thing about this one is that it doesn't depict - instead it forces viewers to see from the killers eyes and think the killer's way.

Moreover, and mainly because of the obvious improval of the technic (it LOOKS much more professional than, say, Nekromantik, even if it's not, and I know because I watched the special edition where we see how they filmed this thing) , this film might appeal to other people as well, apart from sickos and people on weird / gore films.

I can imagine that some serious cinema-lovers could take this very seriously and consider it a great film as it is.

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