Ban Lifted On Cannibal Film

A German court has lifted the ban against a horror movie based on the real case of Armin Meiwes, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who asked him to "obliterate" his life. After killing him, Meiwes reportedly dismembered him and ate parts of the body. In 2006 the movie, titled Rohtenburg in its worldwide release and Grimm Love in English-speaking countries, was banned in Germany following a court ruling that held that it infringed on Meiwes's personal rights. However, on Tuesday an appeals court ruled that the rights to artistic freedom, as well as Meiwes's own efforts to market his case, trumped his personal rights. The film, which features American actress Keri Russell in a leading role, has received mostly art-house and festival releases internationally. There are no current plans to show it in Germany.

27/05/2009


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