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Black Widow (2001)

Die Gottesanbeterin (original title)
Driven to despair by her slob of a husband Trixi solves the problem with an unprescribed mix of his medication. Getting away with murder and with what there is of his money she decides this... See full summary »

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Paul Harather
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christiane Hörbiger ... Beatrix 'Trixi' Jancik / Schernthaler
Udo Kier ... Julius Quellenreich
Jan Niklas ... Ulrich Stein
Peter Faerber Peter Faerber ... Karli
Ursula Koban Ursula Koban ... Isi Köcker
Simon Schwarz ... Heli Jancik
Klaus Ofczarek Klaus Ofczarek ... Siggi
Gerhard Ernst Gerhard Ernst ... Wolfgang Schernthaler
Tanja Petrovsky Tanja Petrovsky ... Gabi Jancik
Rainer Egger Rainer Egger ... Spieler
Gisela Theisen Gisela Theisen ... Diana
Peter Hugo Peter Hugo ... Charles
Margarete Tiesel ... Mutter im Stiegenhaus (as Margarethe Tiesel)
Walter Czerwenka Walter Czerwenka
Robin Dietrich Robin Dietrich ... Brigitta Jancik
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Driven to despair by her slob of a husband Trixi solves the problem with an unprescribed mix of his medication. Getting away with murder and with what there is of his money she decides this approach to marriage has possibilities so lines up another likely short-term spouse. Unfortunately her friend's husband is on to her and starts demanding several varieties of payment. Written by J-26

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Comedy | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Allegrofilm

Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 March 2001 (Austria) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,764
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Production Co:

Allegro Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Be wrned...thre are some horror scenes
27 August 2003 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

None of the characters in this film are pleasant individuals and Trixi (Christiane Horbiger) is as bad as any of them.

Because she finds herself heavily in debt, she embarks on a desperate journey to recover her losses. A rich husband on medication can quickly be put out of his misery and Trixi finds it quite a profitable undertaking. I am not sure where the police hang out or what the coroner is supposed to be doing. There seems to be no hindrance to any of Trixi's plans whatsoever. One husband succumbs after another. And be prepared for a dismemberment scene in which a hungry cat assists in destroying some of the evidence; and later, a dog helps out too.

I suppose the fascination about this film is to anticipate what tricks Trixi will get up next as she seduces one husband after another. She knows what men enjoy and she gives them what they want. Little do they realise when they propose marriage their fate is sealed.

Gambling on the race course is the least effective way of augmenting the bank account, but Trixi's methods are not recommended either. I think it's a wise man who insists on preparing his own medication. And spiked drinks are becoming rather too popular these days for people wishing to gain their own ends.

If you don't take this film too seriously you'll probably enjoy it. And you'll understand why some men prefer to remain bachelors.


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