Cannibal (2006)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 51

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AKA: Cannibal – Aus dem Tagebuch des Kannibalen
Year: 2006
Directed by: Marian Dora
Starring: Carsten Frank (Cannibal), Victor Brandl (Flesh)
Country: Germany, European Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 01:29:05
Genres: Based on a True Story, Cannibalism, Sexual-Violence against Men, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Gay, Internet Perversions

Plot – Spoilers:
Cannibal has Marian Dora’s staple atmosphere and squishy crawlies but offers a more straightforward plot and linear narrative. It is based quite closely on the Rotenburg Cannibal, Armin Meiwes.

A lonely gay man who often watches snuff films and videos of animal slaughter is overcome by an irresistible urge to eat a willing male victim. He hangs around chatrooms and meets potential meals, but they all eventually back out or don’t fit his menu. Finally his luck turns a corner and an eager man who refers to himself as ‘Flesh’ turns up with just one condition – “I don’t want to suffer.”

The Flesh is more enthusiastic about his looming death and even assumes a dominant role when they fuck, while the Cannibal finds himself chickening out and worse, is repulsed by the taste of Flesh’s cock.

Flesh is disappointed and asks to be dropped back to the train station. But that’s only the halfway mark in the movie…

Random Thoughts:
This is a great effed up movie for a number of reasons, but mostly for two:
1. With Cannibal, you get a de-glamorized and de-sanitized take on effed up scenarios. The shit that you’d actually have to be insensitive to is captured pretty well here.

2. Cannibal also details an oft-overlooked aspect – it’s one thing to have a fantasy, another to actually follow it through.

However, by the end of the movie, you wonder if the Cannibal having crossed certain boundaries will be as loving and concerned about his next victim’s needs, and more importantly, if his next victim will necessarily be a consensual one.

22 thoughts on “Cannibal (2006)

  • January 18, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    “He hangs around chatrooms and meets potential ‘meals’”.

    Some editing required…

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    Goddamnit, I got tricked into watching gay porn.
    Eh, it’s an “okay” movie.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:42 am
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    Unless we get VERY lucky and someone leeks the tape, This is as close as we’re gonna get to seeing the “Process”
    I’m just getting to know Marion Dora, I’m excited to see his other works. Hope to see all of them by the years end.
    Over all, fine film. The actors were convincing and I actually felt uncomfortable the first few times watching. It seems like an interesting point of conversation. We all have thoughts, don’t we?

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  • December 29, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    My favorite horror film.

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  • February 19, 2020 at 3:17 am
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    Stunning film. The homosexual pieces, while repulsive to me, are shot in a way that eroticizes death. Extremely well done in every aspect. The most astounding piece of the film is the sound. The sound is amongst the best I’ve heard in modern cinema. At times, there are three layers of sound to be heard: the ambience of the actual goings on, a soundtrack of some type (be it music or literally just sounds being made instruments), and a third track of barely audible noise- coyotes howling, low frequency low amplitude pitch, and other similar occurrences. This third track is something unique to this film and it is astounding what a difference it makes. Bravo to the director.

    As always, thank you to the folks at effed up for hosting this content. Without their dedication to preserving extreme cinema, I wouldn’t have seen this. Thanks!

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    • July 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm
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      Sie treffen es auf den Punkt ,danke und bravo….

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  • April 21, 2020 at 8:59 am
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    I was expecting a little more I think, but overall a decent movie. Idk why but I kept waiting for the head to talk ?

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  • August 3, 2020 at 11:26 pm
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    I like Marian Dora, but not this one. I agree with the guy above who said he got tricked into watching gay porn. If you don’t like watching naked men for an hour and a half, this may not be your cup of tea.

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    • February 8, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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      Thanks for advice. I’ll be moving on…

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  • August 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm
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    Somehow i do find the movie boring…I am interested in the character of Armin Meiwes, after reading about the cannibalism incident, the movie made him a wuss, more like a cannibal wannabe. Too much remorse in the movie. Instead the dominant one is Brandes. That is the only part I did not enjoy at all. The gore is absolutely awesome! I even managed to find the actual leak of the photo which Brandes was hanged.

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  • September 23, 2020 at 10:22 am
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    It seems this movie is spin off of Grimm love, which fortunately also available here.

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  • December 5, 2020 at 7:30 am
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    this is a bangin movie! some good scenes here and there. especially appreciated the diarrhea one <3333

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  • January 3, 2021 at 2:09 am
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    Watched this 4 days ago and still not been able to eat any meat .A must for any aspiring vegetarians .Truely horrofic

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  • February 2, 2021 at 10:00 am
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    I want to watch this for the gore and horror, but I keep putting it off because its basically a gay film. So, I ask myself, is it worth it to put up with one thing for the sake of another. Blood and guts and torture do not bother me but gay stuff makes me cringe. Sorry to all the gay guys out there.

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  • February 8, 2021 at 3:45 pm
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    Not a fan of gay porn, but seriously Zed, more cringeworthy than torture? I love this site for many reasons, but the uncomfortableness I feel watching two men have sex onscreen is much different than watching someone graphically gutted onscreen. I get what you’re saying though.

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    • February 9, 2021 at 9:00 am
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      Hi Don, torture, blood and guts in a movie are not real (unless its a documentary) therefore they do not have the same effect as porn which cannot be faked. Therein lies the difference. Thanks for your reply, much appreciated.

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  • March 4, 2021 at 7:22 am
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    Moral of the story, never read your kids a Grimm story.
    Gay porn? Really?
    That was amazing. That story deserves to be told that way.

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    • July 16, 2021 at 1:06 am
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      This is a very good job. Satisfying effort.

      The team behind this movie makes the world of extreme cinema a better place!

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  • April 5, 2021 at 7:51 pm
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    More than half of this movie was a gay porn movie wtf?

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  • June 21, 2021 at 5:02 am
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    Does anyone know where i can find the music from this film? Is there a link somewhere with all of the tracks? I’d love to hear them without scrolling through the movie

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:25 am
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    Another one hour, twenty-nine minutes, and two seconds of my life I’ll never get back.

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