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Director: Jörg Buttgereit Run Time: 75 min. Format: DCP Rating: X Release Year: 1987 Language: German

Starring: Beatrice Manowski, Daktari Lorenz, Harald Lundt

Jörg Buttgereit’s notorious West German exploitation film about Betty and Rob, a couple with a very particular set of kinks: making it with body parts and corpses. Rob works at a cleaning service that collects human remains after accidents and murders, a perfect gig for the dude, really. He sneaks off with human bits to satisfy his and Betty’s flesh fetish, but one day he strikes gold and brings home the ultimate prize: a full, rotted human corpse.

Banned in multiple countries for years, this hyper-low budget softcore splatter comedy boasts untold grotesqueries as well as themes that connect pleasure and death; abandonment and impotence; and personal freedom in the face of West German conservatism.