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Anatomy (Anatomie)


A dream comes true for Paula (Franka Potente), a gifted and ambitious medical student, when she's invited by the famous Professor Grombeck of Heidelberg to participate in an elite summer course in anatomy. But a disquieting shadow darkens Paula's happy little world when she finds the cadaver of a young man on her dissecton table - a man who, just yesterday, was full of life. When she begins to investigate the young man's death, she unearths some unseemly secrets at the seemingly respectable institution. Despite warnings from her professor and fellow students, who urge her not to delve further, Paula's unstoppable ambition compels her to get to the bottom of the mystery - and to jeopardize her life.

Stefan Ruzowitzky was born in Vienna in 1961. He studied Theater and History and worked as a journalist for Austrian Television. His feature directorial debut TEMPO won the Max Ophüls Promotional Award in 1997. THE INHERITORS became an international festival success, won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam and was presented at the New York Film Festival. ANATOMY became the top grossing German genre film to this day, LILLY THE WITCH a most successful children's movie. His haunting concentration camp drama THE COUNTERFEITERS (2007) celebrated its premiere at the Berlinale in 2007 and won the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film at the 80th Academy Awards®. In 2012 DEADFALL, starring Eric Bana, Sissy Spacek, and Kris Kristofferson opened at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Screenplay Stefan Ruzowitzky
Cinematography Peter von Haller
Ueli Christen
Marius Ruhland
Cast Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Anna Loos, Holger Speckhahn, Sebastian Blomberg, Traugott Buhre
Producers Thomas Wöbke, Jakob Claussen
Production Companies Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
Length 103 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2001: New German Films
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Württemberg
German Distributor Columbia TriStar Film/Munich
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