Angst

Angst

Directed by Gerald Kargl

When a psychopath is released from prison, he hunts for fresh victims to torture and kill. When he enters a secluded house where an elderly woman lives with her two adult children, his evil work begins. Ahead-of-his-time-director Gerald Kargl’s little-known study of a sadist at work is unrelenting in its depiction of depravity, anticipating HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, MAN BITES DOG and - thanks to Zbigniew Rybczyński’s disorienting camerawork - Gaspar Noe’s twisted films. Newly restored, this masterpiece of murder and sadism is ripe for rediscovery.

When a psychopath is released from prison, he hunts for fresh victims.

Cast: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Buhler, Silvia Rabenreither

Member Reviews

Very clammy, very German film proves that being a sadistic serial killer is, first and foremost, an exhausting pain in the ass. Recommended.

dirtypillowz
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8 days ago

pointless. guy is crazy. explains it in narration while taking it out on innocent people. very boring.

Dovahkiin37
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10 days ago

Not shocking. Not gory. Not even very interesting. I thought it started fairly strong with a good atmosphere, but then just petered out. Even the murders were just quick and sloppy, not what you would call climax's at all, unlike most movies. I must admit that I was shocked that the dog survived.

Shane D.
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16 days ago

Really superb. Not sure what the extreme content warning was all about though. There are much more extreme films on shudder.

Iansmith
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a month ago

Well Dayum!!! awesome movie

karla.kanu
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a month ago