Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 47: Thu Feb 16

Nekromantik (Buttgereit, 1987): Genesis Cinema, 7.30pm

A Cult Classic Collective screening, presented in association with Rochester Kino, this film will include an introduction and a post-film salon discussion by Nick Walker.

Scalarama (2014 season) 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 (and above) is the trailer.

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