Directed by: Marian Dora
Starring: Dorian Piquardt, Marie Dehl (Vanessa), Carina Palmer (Karina), Thomas Goersch (Friend), Lisbeth Piquardt (Mother), Curd Berger (Priest), Ulli Lommel (Hospital staff)
Language: German (English Subs)
Genres: BDSM, Misery-Depressing, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Sexual-Violence against Men, Gay, Animals, Scars, Scat, Self-Harm, Family, Medical
Plot – Spoilers:
Dorian who works at a landfill has a sexually satisfying relationship with his wife, who shares some of his alt kinks.
He notices lumps on his stomach coupled with uncontrollable bouts spewing shit and so checks himself into a hospital. But some of the sights he sees there of the sick and dying sends him back home to avoid treatment. Instead, he develops a fascination for his illness (that appears to be colorectal cancer) and begins poking away at wounds that appear.
Carcinoma will lift you soaring high in its ecstasy of pain and suffering while briefly bringing you down. But it’s mostly unrelenting. You might even hate Marian Dora for stripping grief of any frills and shoving it in your face.
Just when you think the guy’s suffering has peaked, it shifts focus to his depressing mother who takes care of him with a noble sense of duty, love and senility. There are also terribly ironic scenes like when she brushes his teeth for him, when the guy is literally rotting and oozing shit and piss. And more tragicomic scenes involving used-tissues and bandages.