|release date||August 28 2007|
|studio||Dark Sky Films|
|starring||Wotan Wilke Mohring, André Hennicke, Heinz Hoenig, Nina Proll, Ulrike Krumbeigel, Norman Reedus|
SynopsisA serial killing pederast is caught after a violent shoot out with police. But there is still an unsolved murder of a young girl in a small town. Could he have done it? Or could he be the key to finding out who did? A mind game ensues between the cop from the girl's town and the deranged serial killer in this intense psychological thriller.
A dense, involving, and surprisingly nasty serial-killer tale from Germany, “Antibodies” manages to avoid surface comparisons to other “loony on a soapbox” epics like “Seven” and “Silence of the Lambs” by focusing on character more than plot contrivances. Rapturously lensed in a fashion that provides stark (and welcome) contrast to the rather unsavory subject matter of pedophilia, torture, and murder, the film stands head-and-shoulders above most of the American genre fare it seems superficially to emulate. I can understand the argument that these topics really don’t deserve to have slick, entertaining films made about them in the first place – but in this case the more exploitative elements are given a run for their money by the infinitely more harrowing spiritual journey of our hero. Considering that the villain murders children and uses their underwear for sexual purposes, this is no small feat. …Read More