The Golden Glove (Der Goldene Handschuh)
Director: Fatih Akin
Section: World Cinema
Country: Germany, France | Year: 2019
Language(s): German, Greek | Time: 115 mins
Hamburg-St. Pauli in the 1970s: At first glance, Fritz ‘Fiete’ Honka is a pitiful loser. The man with the broken face carouses through his nights in the neighbourhood dive bar, the Golden Glove, chasing after lonely women. None of the regulars suspect that the apparently harmless Fiete is actually a monster. Based on a true story and the novel of the same name by Heinz Strunk.
Fatih Akin’s international breakthrough came with Head-On (2004), winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, several Deutscher Filmpreis awards, and the European Film Award. He is the director of several award-winning features, including The Edge of Heaven (2007) which won the Award for Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival.