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The Tenderness of the Wolves

The Tenderness of the Wolves

Director: Ulli Lommel Cast: Kurt Raab
Kurt Raab
, Margit Carstensen
Margit Carstensen
, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
, Heinrich Giskes
Heinrich Giskes
Ulli Lommel
The Tenderness of the Wolves

The Tenderness of the Wolves

Director: Ulli Lommel Cast: Kurt Raab
Kurt Raab
, Margit Carstensen
Margit Carstensen
, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
, Heinrich Giskes
Heinrich Giskes
Ulli Lommel

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2015
UPC: 0760137782797
Original Release: 1973
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 12A
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 35,412

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Raab Haarmann
Margit Carstensen Frau Linder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Actor
Heinrich Giskes Actor
Rosel Zech Actor
Irm Hermann Actor
Brigitte Mira Actor
Ingrid Caven Actor
Peer Raben Actor
Renate Grosser Actor
Jürgen Prochnow Actor
Peter Gauhe Actor
Wolfgang Schenck Actor

Technical Credits
Ulli Lommel Director
Thea Eymesz Editor
Kurt Raab Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tenderness of the Wolves
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [5:24]
3. Chapter 3 [8:31]
4. Chapter 4 [6:02]
5. Chapter 5 [8:23]
6. Chapter 6 [6:23]
7. Chapter 7 [6:01]
8. Chapter 8 [6:35]
9. Chapter 9 [7:54]
10. Chapter 10 [5:58]
11. Chapter 11 [7:43]
12. Chapter 12 [5:58]
13. Chapter 13 [7:02]
14. Chapter 14 [:01]

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