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10 Ratings

A Degree of Murder

Mord und Totschlag

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
West Germany, 1967
Drama, Crime


After accidentally shooting dead her ex-lover during a fight, Marie enlists the help of a stranger, Gunther, and his friend, Fritz, to dispose of the body while becoming intimate with both men.

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A Degree of Murder Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1967 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography (Gold)

1967 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Gold)

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film A Degree of Murder

    Volker Schlondorff's second feature is such an offbeat 1967 aberration that it defies critique or rating. Stars Anita Pallenberg in her first screen role, and music by Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones. Bare bones story and a lot of ambling and rambling, casual sex and a casual murder, this film must have played to an audience that was also too stoned to care. It's one of these 1960's "Be here now" kinda things...