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Michael Rasmussen ...
The Waiter
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Neighbor
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Student
Susanne Leutenegger
Anja Niederfahrenhorst
Martin Armknecht
Ralph Grobel ...
(as Ralf Grobel)
Jo Betzing ...
Father (as Josef Betzing)
Roland Jankowsky ...
(as Roland Jankovsky)
Veronika Caspers
Sascha Reinhardt
Thomas Müller ...
(as Thomas Müller Classen)
Donato Barbera
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Excerpts of the life of a waiter who, living alone and isolated from the outside world developed an abysmal hatred of his fellow man. He finds himself quiz show after quiz show and then eventually brutal violence films that tame his desire to kill. But when his neighbour interupts him, he is freed from all inhibitions, and murderous campaign against everything that moves. Written by James Cameron

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Uwe Boll's Amoklauf  »

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Uwe Boll has stated that "Amoklauf" is like his his later film "Rampage" but without the "fun". See more »

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Worth checking out, but derivative
1 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This little production reveals what Boll was trying to be when he was still trying anything: another Michael Haneke. The movie feels a lot like this directors' works from the Eighties, e.g., "Benny's Video". The most distinguishing feature of Bolls recent movies, the overemployment of annoying visual style elements, is already present here, as the entire finale of the movie is shot from two intercut camera angles, and presented entirely in slow-motion. While I was quite happy with the dual-perspective idea, I could have done without all the slomo.

There must have been a very tight budget, and it shows: I'm pretty sure that the amok victims are all Uwe's buddies from movie school, and the long sequences where you don't see anything except videocopied episodes from a German TV show suggests that they had to try anything just to bring the movie over the rounds. Again, this reminded me a lot of Haneke's style.

In sum, it's surprisingly good for what it is, even though being a derivate of better directors' stuff.


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