The Samurai

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A sexually-warped horror film with exquisite moments of pure madness!

Director: Till Kleinert

Writer: Till Kleinert

Stars: Pit Bukowski, Michel Diercks


On the edge of a dark forest, where the fear of wolves prevents locals from straying too far from home, a young police officer, Jakob receives a package addressed to the ‘Lone Wolf’. As the night shift starts a mysterious caller claims the package belongs to him.

Venturing out alone, Jakob unknowingly delivers a samurai sword to a wild-eyed man in a wedding dress, who entices him to participate in a bloody crusade through the village.

As night wanes something hidden is unleashed to meet the first rays of daylight…

Till Kleinert’s genre debut pulsates with relentless intensity, The Samurai is a daring, outrageous and fascinating journey into the sexual heart of darkness.

  • "Der Samurai is an experience I personally will not forget. It is absolutely gripping, tense, playful, knowing, explosive, extravagant, irreverent, surreal and yet indefinable. As a work of pure sensation, a film that is dynamic in a way that only the master works of genre cinema can truly conjure; Der Samurai is nothing short of a classic in the making. Emotive and fierce, in my opinion, Der Samurai is the film of the festival, and will go down as a cult classic of this generation."

  • "The Samurai is a bold piece of film making from Germany and one that should be embraced by those looking for something more to their bloody action."
  • "A queer retelling of the werewolf myth, The Samurai reveals the dark side of a character who comes out in the light of the full moon wearing women's clothing rather than an animal's skin."
    -Anton Bitel Grolsch Film Works
  • "The gloriously offbeat The Samurai (Till Kleinert), which examines small town life in Germany in a style that partly recalls Gregg Araki, if he directed a psycho-killer movie steeped in metaphor and drenched in blood."
    -Flicks And The City
Cast: Pit Bukowski, Michel Diercks
Director: Till Kleinert
Writer: Till Kleinert
Country: Germany
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 79 min
Sound: Dolby 5.1
DVD Release Date: 13-04-2015
VoD Release Date: 13-04-2015
DVD Extras: Interviews with Director and Cast / Director Commentary / Making of Documentary
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060265150280
Year: 2014
Producer: Anna de Paoli
Editor: Till Kleinert

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