Schramm (1993)

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Writer: Jörg Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen
Cast: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M., Micha Brendel, Carolina Harnisch, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Gerd Horvath, Michael Brynntrup
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 29./30.4.2015

Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) is a normal cab driver on the surface. But underneath that surface is a deeply deranged serial killer for whom reality and fantasy are not easily distinguishable. As that line gets more and more blurred, it becomes clear that he is heading toward some kind of climax.

Of the three Buttgereit films that were shown at the /slash Filmfestival, I liked Schramm the best (though it’s not that far from Final Girl). It’s tense and cringeworthy, but not without a sense of humor.

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Museums in Berlin

In January, I went to Berlin again for a couple of days with my parents. Mainly to visit my sister and her family, but also to get away for a bit. Plus, we crammed culture in that trip like it’s nobody’s business.

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