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The Death King

Original title: Der Todesking
Czech titile: Smrti král
Country and year: West Germany 1989
Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Running time: 76 minutes
Screening format: HD
Version: German / English subtitles / Czech subtitles
 
Screening: Friday 6th March 2020 from 22:30
Vennue: Cinema Aero, Prague
Admission: 150,- Kč (buy online via Cinema Aero)
Note: Only persons 18 years of age and older will be admitted to the screening.

The incurable romantic and necrophile Jörg “Captain Berlin” Buttgereit makes a triumphant return to the silver screen of Cinema Aero to defile it with his most accomplished feature. Unlike the Nekromantik movies, that we have both already screened, The Death King isn't overtly graphic, but the subject matter and underground aesthetics take centre stage in creating a suffocating atmosphere of morbidity and utter despair. Split into seven episodes on the theme of suicide and violent death – interspaced with loving close-ups of a real decomposing corpse – the film is an experience in mortality. After all, this is the Death King. He causes people not to want to live anymore. Can you look him in the eyes?

 

16th edition (2020)
- films / programme

Smrti král

Smrti král

Smrti král

Smrti král

Smrti král

 

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