Jörg Buttgereit's two movies Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2 will continue to engage and challenge us for a long time to come. Love, death, and sex are humanity's most prevalent topics. Buttgereit intertwines these topics so firmly that his movies, shot entirely on narrow gauge film, were at first categorized as splatter films and subsequently confiscated and banned nationwide. Today they are considered outstanding pieces of art. In this book six film enthusiasts explain how this controversy played out. Interpretations range from the beginnings of the history of film to today's society with its taboos, possibilities, and mistakes. Buttgereit's movies radically reflect—both humorously and intelligently—what it means to work with the moving image as well as its significance beyond the genre of film.
This book has a cover on each side. You can read it by turning around in English or German.