Listing for Thursday's Cine Salon:
A weekly display of hidden or neglected facets of the magic lantern. The finest wines and cheeses shall be served.
3 Springfield, Dundee.
Thursday 24th January, 9pm
(1987, Dir. Jörg Buttgereit)
Nekromantik is a 1987 German horror film directed by Jörg Buttgereit. This frequently controversial movie, including bans in a number of countries, has become a cult film over the years due to its transgressive subject matter (necrophilia) and audacious imagery.
Obviously filmed on super8-format Jörg Buttgereit´s masterpiece "Nekromantik" looks much more professional and expensive than it actually is! Being banned in many countries most people only see a depraved and disgusting horror movie in it, but to me it is a disturbing, but simultaneously beautiful film about a weird fetish! The whole film is surrounded by an almost apocalyptic poetry and the wonderful piano score emphasises the sinister death-is-everywhere atmosphere perfectly! Some may be offended by gross scenes like the suicide masturbation, the autopsy, the rabbit dissection, the beheading of an old cemetery gardener or the climax when Robert and Betty have sex with the corpse (A very esthetical scene by the way...), but that’s exactly the stuff which makes this movie so unique: the surreal combination of bizarre symbolic, gore and dream like mood! Watch it whenever wherever you can!