Saturday, 16 August 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 255: Sat Sep 13

Nekromantik (Buttgereit, 1987): Rio Cinema, 11.30pm

As the Rio puts it this film marks 'the return of a legendary and much banned favourite Scala mix of gore, transgression and cosmic dread ...' This late-night screening is part of the Scalarama season which runs throughout September. Full details here.

Scalarama preview:
Inspired by American serial killer Edward Gein, Nekromantik tells the story of necrophilic couple: Betty and Rob. He works for a street cleaning company specializing in body disposals of all kinds. With Betty, he not only shares the apartment, but also a sexual preference for the dead. What excitement, when Rob brings home a corpse. But when he is fired from his job, Betty leaves him, taking the dead lover with her. Buttgereit’s debut feature was made as a protest against rigid new censorship in the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1980s. While it was banned in some countries, it achieved cult status in others, and established Buttgereit as master of German splatter and horror.

Here is the trailer.

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