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      Angst

      1983 1h 15m Crime Drama Horror List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 73% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com An underrated gem, Angst is a fascinatingly morbid exercise depicting the grotesque capabilities of the disturbed. Beautifully photographed, it's an eerie exercise and puts Kargl in a unique category of one title auteurs. Oct 20, 2020 Full Review C.H. Newell Father Son Holy Gore There are films which put us in the perspective of a character, then there's Angst. Just so happens this character is one of the most terrifying cinema has to offer. Rated: 5/5 May 7, 2019 Full Review David N. Butterworth La Movie Boeuf Gerald Kargl's home invasion splatter flick -- the only film he ever made -- is a fascinating experience despite the sordid subject matter. Rated: 3/4 Jan 15, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It has Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) vibes. Rated: A- Oct 24, 2015 Full Review Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews This is as close as you're likely to get to a real serial killer and survive. Rated: A- Sep 15, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Wayne K Much like Psycho or Peeping Tom, Angst is a film that disgusted its audience by making them empathise with its focal killer, the individual they would usually despise and want to be as far away as possible. With unique camerawork and a fantastic lead performance from Erwin Leder, we get to see the atrocities from the killers perspective, observing his reactions in graphic detail. I'm a bit confused by people who deride the film for being too violent, since its far tamer than most films of this nature, but since it came out in 1983 I can only assume its because movies this dark weren't as common back then. The element I enjoyed about it the most was how it depicted the killers methods. Rather than being cold, calculating and brutally efficient, Leder plays him as clumsy, awkward and emotional, failing constantly and losing his sanity right before our eyes. An honourable mention should go to a light car crash scene that occurs towards the end that got a far bigger laugh out of me than it maybe should have. I didn't care much for the main score, since it becomes mind numbingly repetitive after a while, but overall it's a fascinating examination of a killers mind and his motives, and the fact that its based on a real life case gives it an extra layer of terror. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review Bruno S Perturbador,nu e cru. Angst e incrivelmente imersivo te fazendo mergulhar na psique do seu personagem principal,esse e um filme de estudo de personagem e ao mesmo tempo,narra uma terrível história real Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Elsa S Most notable for me was the excellent camerawork, consisting of mostly either aerial crane shots or at eye-level with the killer, mixed in with some extreme close up shots. When the killer is outside, the camera typically says high up and farther away, having the viewer simply watch him flounder about. However, when he intercepts his victims, the position changes: switching to either close up, low angle, or eye-level shots, fully immersing us in his brutal acts. The camerawork and cinematography heavily aided the film in creating the uncomfortable and disturbing feelings this movie provokes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/21/23 Full Review richard t It's a striking film, quite direct and straight-forward, with an incredible pace and tension. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Bruce K Don't know what all the fuss is about. I'm not sure but i think a real serial killer would have more sense then this guy. But otherwise not a bad film. One more thing I just have to add. Whomever was the sound effects person, they should tone down on the shoe sound effect. All through the movie that sound of his shoes on pavement drove me nuts. Was way to loud and noticeable. Was dreading whenever he stepped off grass or carpeting onto cement. It really did make the movie less appealing. My two steps worth. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/24/22 Full Review Audience Member Totally unique & very brutal film about a nameless killer who is released from prison and immediately invades another home where an elderly woman, her daughter and wheelchair bound son live. Erwin Leder's performance is astonishingly tense and all while barely speaking & yet narrating the film. The camerawork is a stunning achievement even by today's standards and the score is oddly perfect. It does feel stretched at times for an 83 minute film, but then again the events of the film are pretty much in real time. Super effective & disturbing. Note: not be for the squeamish. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/31/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.
      Director
      Gerald Kargl
      Producer
      Gerald Kargl, Josef Reitinger-Laska
      Screenwriter
      Gerald Kargl, Zbigniew Rybczyński
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Horror
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 15, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 15m
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