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Rosa von Praunheim – Dein Herz in meinem Hirn AKA Your Heart in My Brain (2005)

For whatever reason, this low-budget shot-on-DV film seems to have never been released in any format and is very rare. This is a web rip and the best (and only) print of the film currently available. Inspired by the gay German cannibalism case involving Armin Meiwes (whose story inspired no less than three other films, including Martin Weisz’s Grimm Love (2006) and Marian Dora’s Cannibal (2006) and Ulli Lommel’s Diary of a Cannibal), von Praunheim’s film caused much controversy, mainly because it was partially funded by German tax money. Indeed, somewhat surprisingly, a film foundation in one of Germany’s wealthiest federal states, North Rhine-Westphalia, gave von Praunheim its blessing, and a €20,000 (£13,000) grant. The film is notable for featuring only two actors, who also play all the female characters in drag (with the lead actor also portraying his character’s mother!). Part melodramatic chamber piece and part kitschy campy psycho-horror, Dein Herz in meinem Hirn AKA Your Heart in My Brain (2005) is undoubtedly one strange little film.

Synopsis: A retelling of the events that led to the death of Bernd Juergen Brandes. Brandes responded to Armin Meiwes’ Internet ad in 2001, where Meiwes indicated that he was looking for a man willing to be killed and eaten.

578MB | 1h 23m | 720×480 | avi



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