Daktari Lorenz falls in eternal, blissfull love with Marion (Marion Koob) at a party. He is in heaven... but soon she dumps him and moves in with a tall, blond new lover (Jörg Buttgereit himself). Daktari vows bitter revenge. He rapes the girl thus creating a monster baby that will show Marion what “Present Me with Your Heart” literally means. Dark, brooding and violent, this movie, made in 1985, set the tone for NEKROMANTIK.

Johannes Schönherr

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl cheats on boy. Boy gets beat up. Boy rapes and impregnates girl. Girl gives birth. Baby turns into boy-monster. Boy-monster axes girl. Boy takes her heart back, literally.


written and directed by Jörg Buttgereit

Daktari Lorenz
Marion Koob
Jörg Buttgereit
Norbert Hähnel

Music by John Boy Walton, Daktari Lorenz
Director of photography: Björn Zielaskowski
Editor: Jörg Buttgereit
Producer: Jörg Buttgereit
Special effects: Daktari Lorenz, Jörg Buttgereit
Poster art: Andreas Marschall
Stills: Jörg Buttgereit

1985, 40 min.