Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

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Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.



  • Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
  • Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
  • Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
  • Friedrich Karl Praetorius in Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
  • Friedrich Karl Praetorius and Kurt Raab in Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
  • Friedrich Karl Praetorius in Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

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2 June 2002 | shaadowlove
Fascinating and eerie!
This movie was one of the most interesting experiences that I have ever had! On one hand, it made me cringe. (The graphic sex was a surprise; I expected the gore.)On the other hand, it was beautiful and eerie. Great atmosphere... dark and smoky. Full of mystery and forbidden pleasures... cannibalism, vampirism, underage sex, corruption... the list goes on and on. Kurt Raab was frightening as Fritz Haarman: child molester, vampire, cannibal and black market salesman. He lures young boys off of the street and takes them back to his small, dingy apartment. Once there, he molests them (before, and sometimes after he kills them) murders them in cold blood and processes their carcasses to sell as meat in this post-WW2 drama. Both sexy and revolting, Raab draws the viewer into his dark, tortured psyche without garnering any sympathy for his dilemma. He is in one word, depraved.

Fritz' neighbor is hearing strange chopping noises in the night--- she does not like his way of bringing strange boys to the apartment. Suspicious, she contacts the police, who basically patronize her, until the murders become so numerous that they are impossible to ignore any longer. Go see this film. It is a truly disturbing experience.

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