Grimm Love

  • Rohtenburg (German title)
  • Butterfly - A Grimm Love Story (Working title)
Feature Film | 2005 | Thriller | USA

Main data

Shooting data

Start of shooting10.03.2005
End of shooting18.04.2005

Project data

Budgetca. 5 Mio US$
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negative35mm


  • ROHTENBURG - R: Martin Weisz - 2005
  • ROHTENBURG - R: Martin Weisz - 2005
  • ROHTENBURG - R: Martin Weisz - 2005
  • ROHTENBURG - R: Martin Weisz - 2005

Brief synopsis

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. 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.

While researching Oliver, Katie becomes entrenched in his life, and begins delve deeper and deeper into his past. She explores his childhood and the childhood of his victim looking for any clues as to what made him become what he is today. Piece by piece she fleshes them up by retracing both of their lives systematically. Their homes, their jobs, their relationships. From children into adulthood, she begins to lose herself in their story.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Thomas HuberSimon [L]
 Nikolai KinskiOtto [L]
Thomas KretschmannOliver [L]
Keri RussellKatie [L]
 Guido BöhmWhitness [SR]
 Tatjana Clasing
Hanna [SR]
 Alexander MartschewskiRudy [SR]
 Jörg ReimersOlivers Vater [SR]
 Sybille J. Schedwill
Frau Schinder [SR]
 Horst D. ScheelProfessor [SR]


Accounting Dept.production accountant Sylke Nitz
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyJonathan Sela
Camera Departmentscuba dopSascha Mieke
Camera Departmentcamera operator Tobias Klauke2nd Unit
Camera Department1st assistant camera Christian Kitscha2nd Unit
Camera Department1st assistant camera Thomas Schinz
Camera Department1st assistant camera Tobias Klauke2nd Unit&Nachdreh
Camera Department1st assistant camera Michael HauptfleischUnterwasser-Unit
Camera Department2nd assistant camera Christian TemmeVertretung
Camera Department2nd assistant camera Ami Rodrigues

Production companies

Atlantic Streamline


Department CompanyComment
CameraCameras and Utilities ARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
In Front of the CameraCasting Agentur Eick, Eick & Weber GbRRollen, KDs, Komparsen
LightingLighting and Utilities Maier Bros. GmbH
ProductionProduction Services Onkel Toms HütteCatering
ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation Upper Level Travel GmbHAP: Michael Naguib
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairMakeup and Hair Twilight CreationsFX-Make-up,Dummybau
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairSpecial Effects CFX Spezialeffekte GbRWettereffekte


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 09.03.2006