Skip to main content

THE KILLER CONDOM

Germany, 1996 (MIFF 1997, International)

Director: Martin Walz

New York. A condom holds the city hostage. The body count is rising as this living, squirming, and worst of all biting - right off! - rubber, grips the city in prophylactic panic. When Inspector Luigi Mackeroni loses a testicle to the latex menace, the case becomes personal. He managers to blow the lid off a cult of supervillians bent on eliminating New York's sexual deviants. Their weapon: The Killer Condom

This politically incorrect parody, has a busy plot and ferociously realised characters, espe­cially Udo Samuel (star of Far Away, So Close and Kasper Hauser) as Inspector Mackeroni - com­plete with hard-boiled film noir voiceover.

Killer Condom is a kinky, kinetic blend of crime drama, sci-fi, horrific special effects and outrageous humour. Described by Variety as a "gleefully bad taste cross between Police Squad and Sledge Hammer!" it is destined for cult status.

See also...

LITTLE ANGEL

Little Angel tells the story of a woman who is consumed by the need to provide maternal love. Ramona lives on her own in a run-down dis­trict of East Berlin near the Ostkreuz subway sta­tion ... More »

THE SQUARE CIRCLE

"In a land where sexuality is repressed and women are commodities, one man seeks to express the woman inside, and one woman seeks to suppress her own femininity. Together they must survive the perils ... More »

NEROLIO

At the conclusion of Aureiio Grimaldi's Neroiio a title appears stating that: "The events and characters described in this film are the fruit of the director's imagination." For Grimaldi, whether the ... More »

LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

A moving and frequently hilarious adaptation of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning Broadway play, Love! Valour! Compassion! traces the interwoven lives of eight gay men over a summer in upstate ... More »

DREAM WITH THE FISHES

Terry, is a buttoned-down and uptight loner who has been feeling suicidal since the sup­posed death of his wife. His lonely past-times involve binoculars and his neighbours' open win­dows ... More »

THE FUNERAL

Bronx hard man Abel Ferrara has obsessively chronicled New York's criminal underbelly. Strip club low-lifes, corrupt cops and murderous mobsters - these are the central figures in Ferrara's neon-lit ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director