Fleisch (film)

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Theatrical release psoter
Directed by Rainer Erler
Produced by Rainer Erler
Helmut Rasp
Written by Rainer Erler
Starring Wolf Roth
Jutta Speidel
Narrated by ZDF
Music by Eugen Thomass
Cinematography Wolfgang Grasshoff
Wolf Bachmann
Edited by Hilwa von Boro
Distributed by Pentagramma
Release date
  • 21 May 1979 (1979-05-21)
Running time
114 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Fleisch (international title: Spare Parts)[1] is a German cult film[2] by Rainer Erler about organ trafficking produced in 1979.


A newly married couple is spending their honeymoon in the southwestern United States.[3] Suddenly, the unbelievable happens: the husband is kidnapped and assaulted by paramedics in an ambulance. The wife escapes at the last minute, and is picked up by a truck driver.[4] Together they embark on the search for the kidnapped husband, they encounter a dangerous and perfectly organized syndicate that supplies the world's wealthy customers in organs of young, healthy people.[5]



It was produced for ZDF and was telecasted on the 16 June 1979 on German television,[6] the cast of the film includes Jutta Speidel and Wolf Roth.[7]


The television station ProSieben narrated the 2007 remake of the film, which was directed by Oliver Schmitz,[8] the movie starred Sebastian Ströbel and Theresa Scholze.[9]


Erler has the screenplay of Fleisch processed in a novel, which originally released from Goldmann Verlag, the Shayol Verlag released in 2006, a new revised edition.[10]


  1. ^ Fleisch, IMDb.com; accessed 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ Frischfleisch für Organhändler – Fernsehen – NRZ – DerWesten, derwesten.de; accessed 9 May 2017.(in German)
  3. ^ Fleisch, Follow-me-now.de; accessed 9 May 2017.(in German)
  4. ^ Fleisch 1979: Movie and film review, Answers.com; accessed 9 May 2017.
  5. ^ Fleisch (1979) – Review: DVD, outnow.ch; accessed 9 May 2017.
  6. ^ Rainer Erler: Fleisch – SHAYOL
  7. ^ Fleisch – Regie: Rainer Erler, deutsches-filmhaus.de; accessed 9 May 2017.(in German)
  8. ^ Fleisch, kino.de; accessed 9 May 2017.(in German)
  9. ^ Organhandel-Thriller Fleisch – Haste mal 'ne Niere?, spiegel.de; accessed 9 May 2017.(in German)
  10. ^ Fleisch – Rainer Erler, buch.de; accessed 9 May 2017.(in German)

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