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The Tenderness of the Wolves [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [German] [1973]
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Overview

Special Features

  • An appreciation by Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA and Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco
  • Audio commentary by director Ulli Lommel, moderated by Uwe Huber
  • Haarmann's Victim Talks, a newly-filmed interview with actor Rainer Will
  • Introduction by Lommel
  • Photographing Fritz, a newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jürgen Jürges
  • Stills gallery
  • The Tender Wolf, a newly-filmed interview with Lommel
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis

The Tenderness of the Wolves
This dark horror film from director Ulli Lommel was based on the real-life crimes of Fritz Haarman (Kurt Raab), the so-called "Vampire of Dusseldorf" who murdered over 25 young boys, drank their blood, and sold their flesh as black-market meat. Several German films had depicted Haarman's murderous exploits, most notably Fritz Lang's classic M (1931), but Lommel's version is far more graphic and horrifying. Produced by filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who also appears, the film revels in pseudo-Expressionistic imagery which sears itself into the viewer's mind. Raab's performance is reminiscent of both Peter Lorre in M and Max Schreck in the vampire classic Nosferatu (1922), but is unforgettable in its own right. A deeply disturbing cinematic poem about the face of true evil, this overlooked classic has developed a cult following, but is not recommended for sensitive viewers. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Kurt Raab - Haarmann
  • Margit Carstensen
    Margit Carstensen - Frau Linder
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Heinrich Giskes
    Heinrich Giskes
  • Rosel Zech
    Rosel Zech
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