The Child I Never Was

2003, Movie, NR, 83 mins

The Child I Never Was
Presented with all the clinical cool of a psychiatric case study, writer-director Kai S. Peck's non-sensationalistic but harrowing film portrays the kind of killer who's haunted the German screen from M (1931) and THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES (1973) to LAURIN (1989): the predatory pedophile. What make this slightly fictionalized story of real-life lust murderer Jurgen Bartsch particularly disturbing is that the killer is a child himself. Based in large part on the statements and letters of the real-life Bartsch, convicted in 1966 at age 19 for the torture and murder of four young boys, the film is structured as a video confession given by the now-adult Jurgen (Tobais Sch...
Released: 2003 Rated: NR Length: 83 mins

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