I gave up waiting for this one to end up on one of the major streaming platforms and bought the DVD. That was a good decision. It's a really great German serial killer movie based on a true story as told in a novel by Heinz Strunk. Jonas Dassler does a brilliant job as Fritz Honka, who is a character that is impossible to like.
This is not some weak shit like the "Dahmer" series on Wokeflix. This is super brutal and violent and bloody and disgusting. We follow Fritz Honka in his fucked up daily life as an alcoholic who spends a lot of his time in a local Hamburg bar called Der Goldene Handschuh. Here Honka picks up various alcoholic women and lures them to his apartment where it often ends with schnaps, violent sex, murder and dismemberment of their bodies. He hides parts of the bodies in his apartment and you can almost smell how disgusting the place becomes as time goes by, and there are not enough Wunderbaums in the world to hide it.
Not only is the movie super brutal it is also an incredible testament to how fucked up and hopeless life was for some of the people found in bars like Der Goldene Handschuh in the early 1970s. It is fascinating to visit a place like this and the movie does a fantastic job at recreating the atmosphere of the bar. It feels very authentic. I even wish I could buy the soundtrack.
This is not a movie for everybody. Some people will find it unnecessarily graphic and bloody. If however you like your serial killer movies to be as realistic as possible and you are ready for a trip to the dark side of a human mind then I will recommend it highly.