"Tenderness of the Wolves"
Directed by Ulli Lommel
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
produced and has a supporting role in Ulli Lommel's disturbing film about
Fritz Haarman, the child killer whose ghastly deeds were also the basis
for Fritz Lang's M. Equal parts black comedy, satire and horror,
Lommel's film presents a troubling, ambiguous portrait of the killer. Kurt
Raab, who plays Haarman, also wrote the screenplay. The cast includes
Jurgen Prochnow, making his film debut in a minor role. German with
English subtitles. 86 minutes.