KINO Expat: Der goldene Handschuh

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For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. Next up on May 17th we will be screening German-Turkish director Fatih Akin’s Der goldene Handschuh

Regie: Fatih Akin

Cast: Jonas Dassler, Adam Bousdoukos, Margarethe Tiesel, Hark Bohm

Genre:

Drama, Thriller

Land: Germany

Speelduur: 115 minuten

Taal: German

Ondertiteling: English

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Director Fatih Akin’s horror film Der goldene Handschuh is based on a true story and the novel of the same name by Heinz Strunk. Set in Hamburg-St.Pauli in the 1970s, Fritz “Fiete” Honka seems to be a pitiful loser. The man with the broken face carouses through his nights to chase lonely women and spend time in the neighborhood dive, the Golden Glove, where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. None of the regulars suspect that the apparently harmless Fiete is actually a monster.