The Tenderness of Wolves (film)
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|The Tenderness of Wolves|
German theatrical release poster
|Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe|
|Directed by||Ulli Lommel|
|Produced by||Rainer Werner Fassbinder|
|Screenplay by||Kurt Raab|
|Music by||Peer Raben|
|Distributed by||Cinegate (1976, UK)|
The Tenderness of Wolves, (German: Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe) is a 1973 West German horror film directed by Ulli Lommel. The story is based on the crimes of German serial killer and cannibal Fritz Haarmann. It was written by Kurt Raab, who also stars in the film, and produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.
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Fritz Haarmann is a serial killer who 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.
The Tenderness of Wolves was released on June 29, 1973.
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