The Golden Glove (2019)

 ●  German ● 1 hr 55 mins

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Hamburg’s St. Pauli district in the 1970s is a neighbourhood of night-time entertainment and its nocturnal figures: habitual drinkers and prostitutes, gambling addicts and other lonely souls. Fritz Honka, a short man with thick horn-rimmed glasses and an unfortunate face, is one of them. An unskilled labourer, he picks up lonely older women, down-at-heel drinkers, in a local boozer called ‘ZumGoldenenHandschuh’ (The Golden Glove). Nobody realises that he batters and strangles these women in his attic apartment, then dismembers them and disposes of their remains behind the attic wall. Distributing scented air-fresheners throughout the building to disguise the stench of decay, he blames the neighboring Greek family for the penetrating smells. It is based on the true case of serial killer Fritz Honkaand on Heinz Strunk’s 2016 crime novel.

Cast: Jonas Dassler, Marc Hosemann

Crew: Fatih Akin (Director), Rainer Klausmann (Director of Photography)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror

Release Dates: 27 Sep 2019 (Canada), 26 Jun 2019 (France), 21 Feb 2019 (Germany), 20 Dec 2019 (Spain), 27 Sep 2019 (United States)

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Did you know? This film is based on Heinz Strunk's 2016 novel of the same name. Read More
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as Fritz Honka
as Siggi Honka
as Lefteris
as Anna
as Petra Schulz
as Dornkaat-Max
as Kriegsveteran
as Helga Denningsen
as Nasen-Ernie
as Polizist
as Gerda Voss
as Zuhälter
as Willi
as Willi
as Herbert Nürnberg


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24 fps
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1.85:1 (Flat)
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This film is based on Heinz Strunk's 2016 novel of the same name.

This film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.