The Cannibal That Walked Free
The remarkable case of Issei Sagawa –the self-confessed ‘godfather of cannibals’ who walked free from prison and became a minor celebrity, despite having killed and eaten a young woman in the early 1980s.
Issei Sagawa was obsessed with European girls. In 1981, he was studying literature at the Sorbonne Academy in Paris and became enamoured with a beautiful Dutch student He invited her to his room to study, but realised that his desire was greater than just sexual attraction - he wanted to eat her.
Interview With A Cannibal
Remember Armin Meiwes? He met a guy called Bernd on the internet, picked him up at the train station, drove him back to his 700-year-old mansion where they cut off Bernd's penis, fried it in olive oil and ate it together. Then Armin killed Bernd, chopped him up, and ate him over several weeks, with potatoes and red wine.
Interview with Meiwes in his high-security prison in Kassel.
The case of David Harker, who killed Darlington woman Julie Paterson and claimed to have eaten her flesh. The film follows the trail of human devastation in the wake of Harker’s crime, which was to claim two more lives.