Normal: The Düsseldorf Ripper

Normal: The Düsseldorf Ripper
Normal

Czech Republic, Macedonia, 2009, 85 min
Fiction

Normal: The Düsseldorf Ripper
Normal

Czech Republic, Macedonia, 2009, 85 min
Fiction

Between 1929 and 1931 Peter Kuerten brutally murdered eight people and attacked many others. He spread the same panic as Jack the Ripper once did in London. Now, this brutal sadist has voluntarily turned himself in to the police and a young ambitious lawyer, Justus Wehner, is assigned to defend him. Wehner is certain that Kuerten suffers from a severe mental disorder and decides to prove the killer insane. A battle of the minds between a righteous lawyer and an intelligent monster ensues.
Director Julius Ševčík puts together a complex study of evil in a stylish, decadent film noir. Set during the economic crisis in the 1930s, just before Hitler’s rise to power, Normal: The Düsseldorf Ripper explores the shadowy area between normality and insanity, between innocence and guilt.

Cast / Milan Kňažko, Dagmar Havlová, Pavel Gajdoš, Miroslav Táborský, Meto Jovanovski, Jan Vlasák, Zuzana Kajnarová    Writer / Julius Ševčík    Story / Anthony Neilson    DoP / Antonio Riestra    Editor / Marek Opatrný    Sound / Pavel Rejholec, Marek Hart    Animator / Antonín M.S.

Release Date / 26 March 2009

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