German Court Bans Film
The state court in Kassel upheld a complaint from Armin Meiwes, 44, against the film Rohtenburg, which was due for release in Germany on 9 March.
The horror film is based on the case of Meiwes, who is a self-confessed cannibal.
The court ruled that Meiwes' rights as an individual outweighed artistic freedom and that he should not become the object of a horror film.
Meiwes, a computer technician, jailed for eight-and-a-half years in 2004, is facing a retrial.
He admitted that in March 2001 he killed Bernd Juergen Brandes (43) after posting an advert on the internet asking for a willing victim in 2001, and partially ate him. He was jailed for manslaughter.
Meiwes says he simply carried out a willing victim's instructions.
But last year, an appeal court ordered a retrial after state prosecutors argued Meiwes was guilty of murder.
If found guilty, Meiwes could face a life sentence.