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Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe

Ulli Lommel Vesttyskland, 1973

RBCrickmar's rating of the film Tenderness of the Wolves

Uli Lommel directs an eerily detached film about the German serial Killer Fritz Haarmann, who has provided the inspiration for a number of films, from M to THE CHANGELING. Kurt Raab is freakishly good in the lead role, a mixture of menace, smarm and off-putting moralism. The whole film is art-directed to hell and benefits from the presence of most of Fassbinder's inner circle.