A German freeway cleaner takes rotting bodies home to a lover who has a necrophelia fetish. Involves skinning of a rabbit, use of a metal pipe in conjunction with a condom, nudity, and graphic sexual scenes with dead bodies. –IMDb
Infamous primarily on the strength of his shocking 1987 debut feature Nekromantik, German director Jörg Buttgereit was born to make horror films. His grandmother bought him horror trading cards while he was a kindergartner in Berlin, and for his first communion gift, he received a Super-8 camera. At age 14, he made his first short films, and by the time he was 19, the future enfant terrible of the German underground was already creating controversy by showing concentration camp footage with his questionable 1982 short Blutige Exzesse im Fuhrerbunker. For the next several years, Buttgereit honed his talent with a series of increasingly disturbing shorts, picking up what would form the core of his repertory company (Daktari Lorenz, Manfred O. Jelinski, Beatrice M., Franz Rodenkirchen, and others) along the way. Then came Nekromantik, an uncompromisingly grim and savagely appalling study of an Autobahn worker (Lorenz) whose progressive mental collapse leads to grave robbing, necrophilia… read more
A diferencia de otros filmes gore, Nekromantik no cae en la mera controversia o morbosidad. El filme de Buttgereit es la anatomía de un necrofílico, es el acercamiento a la rutina escabrosa de los amantes de lo muerto. La escena de un trío es una especie de apología al lado romántico-sensual de esta práctica. La banda sonora de esta película es fundamental, hay un ambiente de soft porn. Otra escena: el sueño idílico.
Japan made ichi the killer, Italy made salo and Germany made this. WTF is wrong with these Axis countries? Great movie BTW.