Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Rammstein's "Rosenrot": A Monk & Romanian Teen's Sexual Affair

Rosenrot (2005) was Rammstein's fifth studio album, and "Rosenrot" ("Rose-red") was the third song on the German album. The video for "Rosenrot" premiered on MTV Germany.

Interestingly, "Rosenrot" is about a man who tragically attempts to fulfill the request of his lover to fetch a rose from a mountain. 

However, the video, set in Romania, is about an age-gap relationship between a monk (vocalist Till Lindemann) and a village girl (14-year-old Romanian model Cătălina Lavric) whom the monk eyes at a feast. 

Instead of requesting a rose from a mountain, the nymphet requested that the monk kill her parents. Unable to resist the allure of a Romanian nymphet, after sleeping under the nymphet's bed and the nymphet caresing the monk with a rose, the monk fulfilled the request only to be burned at the stake by the villagers - upon the nymphets request. 

We've seen this monk slash nymphet theme slash motif in a number of movies like The Monk (2011) and The Night of the Iguana (1964). 

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