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Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)

Der Todesking (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 25 January 1990 (West Germany)
Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

Director:

Jörg Buttgereit
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hermann Kopp Hermann Kopp ... Man (segment "Montag")
Heinrich Ebber Heinrich Ebber ... Video Fan (segment "Dienstag")
Michael Krause Michael Krause ... Man in Park (segment "Mittwoch")
Eva-Maria Kurz Eva-Maria Kurz ... Spinster (segment "Freitag") (as Eva M. Kurz)
Angelika Hoch Angelika Hoch ... Assassin (segment "Samstag")
Nicholas Petche Nicholas Petche ... Man (segment "Sonntag")
Susanne Betz Susanne Betz ... Girl in Park (segment "Mittwoch")
Mark Reeder Mark Reeder ... Soldier (segment "Dienstag")
Hille Saul Hille Saul ... Soldier with Shears (segment "Dienstag")
Ades Zabel Ades Zabel ... Shopkeeper (segment "Dienstag")
Jörg Buttgereit ... Torture Victim (segment "Dienstag") / Voice of Projectionist (segment "Samstag")
Bela B. Bela B. ... Singer (segment "Samstag") (as Dirk Felsenheimer)
Andreas Doehler Andreas Doehler ... (as Andreas Döhler)
Alexander Kiersch Alexander Kiersch
Bettina Buchholz Bettina Buchholz
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Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 January 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Todesking: The Death King See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Although listed as uncut by the BBFC, the 1990 UK video release had been slightly edited by around 4 secs before submission by director Jörg Buttgereit to remove the shot of a man's penis being cut off. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975) See more »

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I thought it was just going to be another sleazy low budget horror film... I was terribly wrong.
13 December 2011 | by raulz98See all my reviews

I've watched Schramm, Nekromantik 1 and 2. Der Todesking is really at the top of them. I spent like 40 EU on the movie. I didn't buyed it because I was a 100% sure it was good, I bought it because it was a rare film to find. When I finally saw it, I knew that the value of the film was above money.

The film is an essay on death and more than that is an analysis on audiovisual violence.

Der Todesking is an Art film with the soul of a Horror film.

If I would have to make a list of the films that I've saw in my life this film would definitely be on the top 10.

This is not a splatter film. Blood is shown only in a couple of scenes, nevertheless the film leaves you powerful visual impression.


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