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When a gifted medical student is accepted into a prestigious anatomy program, it seems like a dreamcome true. But her school days soon turn into a nightmare when she uncovers the horrifying activities of an ancient secret society whose members perform grisly experiments on human subjects while they are still alive!
The German thriller Anatomy is a Grand Guignol display of medical horror, dwelling on dissected flesh and body organs in jars. Paula (Franka Potente, the star of Run Lola Run) is a smart young medical student with a lot of family history: her grandfather is a celebrated surgeon and her father runs a low-income medical clinic. An award-winning essay gets her into a prestigious university, known for a strict but brilliant professor of anatomy. On the train to school, Paula saves the life of a punk rocker with a heart problem--only to find this same young man on her dissecting table a few weeks later in anatomy class. Her investigations into this coincidence lead her to discover an underground society of doctors who pursue medical research at all costs, and who sometimes give interesting medical specimens a little nudge on their way to death. Despite a clunky script, Anatomy has a slick look and some gruesome moments. Potente has an engaging presence and is surrounded by a good-looking young cast. This is pretty much a German version of movies like Final Destination, Urban Legend, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and anyone who's a fan of those flicks will find much to enjoy here as well. --Bret Fetzer
Predictable ghoulodrama with a straightforward, unchallenging plot. You will probably be able to guess the conclusion by the halfway point. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Soo Doe Nimh
This Fantastic GERMAN film is a true pleasure to watch, and I wanted this movie to be in its original form and language! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robert M. Wallace
I have a German friend who assures me there is only one good German movie. Anatomy is not that movie, not by any stretch of the imagination. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Likecroft
This Movie was nauseating to see shooting victims with stuff that makes their blood and tissues go into a plastic human model like appearances then while they're dying do... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Sandra J.
The ADR is badly acted, edited and ruins what could be a good experience. How could anyone review this and overlook the dubbing??? Please release a subtitled version. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Daniel Fretto
I don't get the people that gave this one and two stars. I think to tag it as horror might be a mistake. It is more like a mystery thriller. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by Hard To Find Music and Movies
Great movie. It's a suspense thriller. Some blood scenes. Spoken in German. You can turn on the subtitles in English. Read morePublished on May 19, 2012 by Victor