We just checked out Grimm Love aka Butterfly A Grimm Love Story, and man did that one do a number on my head! I don’t know if it was because I had just finished Project Runway and jumped into that one, but Grimm Love will not get out of my head so there’s definitely something to it.
Obviously this is a fictionalized film, but to go to those lengths of feeling that you’re self worth is mainly to be eaten says quite a bit for that human psyche. The only films that got
For Grimm Love, naturally it’s a fictionalized account, but it’s done in a very smart way and surprisingly Keri Russell (yeah Felicity) plays Katie Armstrong, a young American woman studying Criminal Psychology in Germany finds herself inexplicably drawn to a murder case which would soon become the subject of her thesis. Russell is perfect for this role and I never would have thought her for this type of thing. The psychology behind Oliver Hartwin, a homosexual cannibal killer who advertised on the Internet for a lover willing to be murdered and devoured as the ultimate act of love and self-sacrifice. As a woman whose past relationships have all failed, Katie doubts her own ability to find love and becomes obsessed with understanding their relationship. I think we can all relate to getting obsesses or nearly obsessed researching subjects and sometimes romanticizing them until we are face with the cold hard reality of the situation, and this happens with Armstrong when faced with watching the actual videotape of the act. Any thoughts of this being a romantic type final act are quickly dashed, but we won’t ruin it for those who are prepared to watch this film.
Scheduled for release in Germany on March 9, 2006, the film was banned by a German court for infringing the personal rights. In October 2006, the film won four awards at the Festival de Cine de Sitges: