Wanted: German cannibal restaurant seeks pound of (human) flesh
A soon-to-open restaurant in Berlin (home of all things weird and Hostel-ish) is taking recipe advice from Hannibal Lecter. According to The Guardian, Filme is advertising in German newspapers and on television to ask diners to sacrifice limbs and has put out a call for an “open-minded surgeon” to moonlight as the butcher. The question is, What is this Internet hoax really selling? A new Eli Roth movie? An art student’s final year project? Life insurance?
Anyway, the restaurant, opening September 8, says the menu is inspired by Wari tradition; the indigenous Brazilian tribe practised cannibalism. The menu includes such Portuguese dishes as figado ao feijao mulatinho, or liver with butter beans (what, no favas?), and feijoada, which is a “variety of meat” with black beans and rice, though the menu doesn’t specify what kind of meat it uses.
The creepy part is in the “membership” section of the site: donors are asked to fill out a form with their medical history and lifestyle information. We’re calling a hoax. For one thing, wouldn’t the police be all over this? Also, we’re still waiting out a recession—the last thing the world needs is a restaurant that costs an arm and a leg. Ba-donk-cha.
• Cannibal restaurant adverts turn German stomachs [The Guardian]
• Filme restaurant in Berlin asks for human body parts [The Daily Telegraph]
• Cannibal Restaurant has Berliners disgusted [Spiegel]
• Filme Restaurante
4 thoughts on “Wanted: German cannibal restaurant seeks pound of (human) flesh”
STOP THIS RESTAURANT!
Erm – has it ever occured to you that this might be a HOAX??Of course the whole thing was a joke! How stupid do you think Germans are? Look here: http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,713954,00.html (scroll down till you see the word JOKE in the sub-headline)
*annoyed with the ignorance and stupidity of others*
Filme – 3
Flime – 0
Sorry, but this is a hoax: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/cannibal/flime.asp
Also, your mention of the movie Hostel is a misdirected reference and a bit racist that you’d say Berlin is “home” to these weird things. The movie Hostel, which depicted rich individuals purchasing people in order to torture them (spoilers, sorry, but it’s not that great anyway), took place in Slovakia, and is a grossly misrepresented view of the country. It’s not some down-trodden hell-hole movies make it out to be.
Please do more research next time, Karon.
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