The Tenderness of Wolves (film)
|Tenderness of the Wolves
(Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe)
|Directed by||Ulli Lommel|
|Produced by||Rainer Werner Fassbinder|
|Written by||Kurt Raab|
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
|Running time||82 min.|
The Tenderness of Wolves, (German: Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe) is a 1973 West German film, produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, directed by Ulli Lommel and based on the crimes of German serial killer and cannibal Fritz Haarmann. It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.
Fritz Haarmann (Kurt Raab, who also wrote the film) uses his position as a government inspector to rape and murder young boys in war-torn Germany. After killing his victims, he shares the meat with his circle of cannibal friends.
- Kurt Raab – Insp. Fritz Haarmann
- Jeff Roden – Hans Grans
- Margit Carstensen – Frau Lindner
- Ingrid Caven – Dora
- Wolfgang Schenck – Kommissar Braun
- Brigitte Mira – Louise Engel
- Rainer Hauer – Kommissar Müller
- Barbara Bertram – Elli
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Wittowski
- Heinrich Giskes – Lungis
- Friedrich Karl Praetorius – Kurt Fromm
- Karl von Liebezeit – Herr Engel
- Walter Kaltheuner – Schuhmacher
- El Hedi ben Salem – Französischer Soldat
- Rainer Will – Opfer (as Reiner Will)
The Tenderness of Wolves was Lommel's third directorial effort.
- "IMDb.com: Awards for The Tenderness of Wolves". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
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