Child I Never Was (2002)

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AKA: Ein Leben Lang Kurze Hosen Tragen
Directed by: Kai S Pieck
Starring: Tobias Schenke (older Jürgen), Sebastian Urzendowsky (younger Jürgen), Ulrike Bliefert (Mother), Walter Gontermann (Father)
Country: Germany
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:20:38
Genres: Based on a True Story, Serial Killers, Gay-themed, Childhood-Teen-oriented, Family, Domestic Abuse, Old-Young, Kidnapping, Necrophilia, Religious people

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the German teen serial killer Jürgen Bartsch, who targeted younger boys. The Child I Never Was follows Jürgen growing up in odd circumstances – his mother for starters bathed him, well into his late teens.

The films covers the abductions and killings without getting too explicit, but the real magic happens when the convicted Jürgen reminisces on his crimes, opening his mind and motivations in riveting detail. A character with such extreme self-loathing, that he believed the only time someone would accept him were if they were dead.

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