Buy Tickets – Double Feature

1987, Werstattkino, 75 min. Dir. Jörg Buttgereit

Justifiably notorious, this oft-banned cult film is not for the squeamish! Rob Schmadtke (Bernd Daktari Lorenz) has the perfect job for a necrophiliac: cleaning up places where people have been killed. His girlfriend Betty (Beatrice Manowski) has a similar fetish, and when Rob brings his work home with him one day, he has a rotting rival for her affections.

Shot on a shoestring budget using Super 8 film, NEKROMANTIK has a home movie feel that makes its story even more unsettling. In German with English subtitles. Double feature with: SCHRAMM: INTO THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER


When Jorg Buttgereit burst onto the scene in 1987 with his necrophilia nightmare, NEKROMANTIK, it’s not an exaggeration to say that we had never seen anything like it. Today, over 25 years later, we still haven’t seen anything like it. Based on its taboo-shattering narrative and shockingly disturbing imagery, instant ‘success’ was secured and Buttgereit quickly embarked on a career as uncompromising as any witnessed in cinema.

Beyond Fest is proud to welcome Jorg to Los Angeles and screen two of his most important films on the only 35mm prints in existence.