Martin Weisz / DE / 2006 / 87'
Thomas Kretschmann, Keri Russell, Thomas Huber / Digital / OV ENG / FR SUB
In 2001, a German man named Armin Meiwes placed an ad in an obscure online forum where he announced his search for a well-built male between 18 and 30 who would be interested in getting literally eaten by him. Enter Bernard Jürgen Brandes, the consenting victim who would allow Meiwes’ sordid dinner plans to take place. A story that made headlines all over the world, bestowing infamy to this homosexual IT technician dubbed “The Cannibal of Rotherburg”. Meiwes was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for unpremeditated voluntary manslaughter, and not for murder. This controversial case is the subject of Grimm Love, which adopts the point of view of a fictional character conducting a study on the murderer for her thesis. Over the course of the research, she herself begins to develop an unusual interest in cannibalism…