German acclaimed director Fatih Akin is back with his most controversial film to date. In the 1970’s Hamburg, we meet the disfigured boozer Fritz Honka, who runs after lonely women at the shabby bar “The Golden Glove”. What none of the regulars realise is that the pitiful Honka is really a ruthless monster who brutally kills all the women he manages to pick up. ‘The Golden Glove’ is based on the real story about Fritz Honka and became one of the year’s most talked about (and criticized) contributions at this year’s Berlinale. Akin (’In The Fade’, ’The Edge Of Heaven’) has created an uncompromising horror portrait of a socially abysmal, obnoxious misogynist and sentimental serial killer in post-war Germany, who certainly does not leave anyone unaffected.
Festivals & prizes: Berlinale Cast: Jonas Dassler, Margarethe Tiesel, Katja Studt, Hark Bohm Screenplay: Fatih Akin, based on a novel by Heinz Strunk Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Photo: Studio S Entertainment |Text: Josef Kullengård