Gore & Splatter Anarchy against Reunification Backdrop
German title: DAS DEUTSCHE KETTENSAGEN MASSAKER [German Chainsaw
also known as BLACKEST HEART and TERROR 2000
director: Christoph Schlingensief
starring: Udo Kier · Karina Fallenstein
Kausch · Susanne Bredehoft · Volker Spengler
film opens as Germany celebrates the reunification of the East and the
West. The date is October 3rd 1990. The Soviet-imposed wall - which had
cut Germany in half for three decades - has come down. Travel between
the East and West is now permitted. However, director Christoph Schlingenseif
does not paint such a happy picture. An onslaught of refuges flee East
Germany within the first few hours and "many of them live unrecognized
among us today." The director also insists "4% never arrived."
This story deals with some who never made it to freedom.
is a family of butchers living on the border. They recognize cheap meat
when they see it. East Germans passing through the territory become sausage.
Karina Fallenstein plays Clara, a woman fleeing from her home in the East
where she has just killed her abusive husband. She is captured by the
butcher family, but her life is spared because the daughter of the lunatics
has fallen in love with her. Veteran genre actor Udo Kier is also on hand
in this satirical splatter film. He plays a very corrupt priest.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format 16:9,
uncut European version (65 minutes), extras include original trailer.
DVD encoded for All Region NTSC World Format.
for Mature Audiences Only