ProducerRainer Werner Fassbinder Duration CountryGermany
Release date1973 CastKurt Raab (Insp. Fritz Haarmann), Jeff Roden (Hans Grans), Margit Carstensen (Frau Lindner), Ingrid Caven (Dora), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Wittowski), El Hedi ben Salem (Französischer Soldat) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Taken 3, Child 44, Mission: Impossible III
The tenderness of wolves film review 1973 series
The Tenderness of Wolves, (German: Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe) is a 1973 West German horror film directed by Ulli Lommel. The story is based on the crimes of German serial killer and cannibal Fritz Haarmann. It was written by Kurt Raab, who also stars in the film, and produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.
Fritz Haarmann is a serial killer who uses his position as a government inspector to rape and murder young boys in war-torn Germany. After killing his victims, he shares the meat with his circle of cannibal friends.
Kurt Raab – Insp. Fritz Haarmann
Jeff Roden – Hans Grans
Margit Carstensen – Frau Lindner
Ingrid Caven – Dora
Wolfgang Schenck – Kommissar Braun
Brigitte Mira – Louise Engel
Rainer Hauer – Kommissar Müller
Barbara Bertram – Elli
Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Wittowski
Heinrich Giskes – Lungis
Friedrich Karl Praetorius – Kurt Fromm
Karl von Liebezeit – Herr Engel
Walter Kaltheuner – Schuhmacher
El Hedi ben Salem – Französischer Soldat
Rainer Will – Opfer (as Reiner Will)
The Tenderness of Wolves was Lommel's third directorial effort.
The Tenderness of Wolves was released on June 29, 1973.