The Berlinale and the German cinema


Fatih Akin is one of the local star Director, his new Film, “The Golden glove” was therefore awaited with great excitement. The Show was stolen from the Director but of a debutante.

The Berlinale every year is also a great showcase for new German cinema. Who will make it to the Festival, who will be allowed in the competition? Dieter Kosslick gives the German cinema at the time of his last Berlinale once again a great appearance, three German productions are in the running for the Golden bear and two of them run directly at the beginning.

With voltage Fatih akin’s film adaptations of literature is expected to:

Fatih Akin has been a Golden bear, and in 2004 he won him deservedly for his emotional Drama “Against the wall”. In addition, his films price won awards in Cannes and at the European and the German Film. Akin belongs to the Crème de la Crème of German cinema. Clear that his new Film is in competition at the Berlinale to an event.

Fritz Honka (Jonas Dassler) finds his victims (here: Margarethe Tiesel), in the bars, and brings you home

And an event that has delivered Fatih Akin. However, the Film is likely to be required to get all well. Born in Hamburg with Turkish roots, told in “The Golden glove” (after the eponymous novel by Heinz Strunk), a drinker – and a murder story full of Vividness and brutality of his native city, which has played so, in fact, in the 1970s.

The Golden gloves story of a serial killer

Fritz Honka, who was a heavy drinker, and especially in the Hamburger Local “Golden glove” topsy-turvy, murdered four women from the world of prostitution. He dismembered the bodies and hid parts of it in his apartment. Because he was going on in his deeds an extremely beastly, the case of Honka, which was only solved by chance, one of the most spectacular criminal cases in the Federal German post-war history.

Fatih Akin (in the middle) between the actor Jonas Dassler and Heinz Strunk (left)

“Honka, for me, is not just any serial killer like Hannibal Lecter from ‘the Silence of the lambs,'” says Fatih Akin. Honka was a real person from his neighborhood that have these socialized also. When he was in elementary school, the Director, Honka have been a “scare figure of his Childhood”. “Pass on, of Honka”, was at that time in Hamburg, a common threatening and a cry of alarm on school yards and on the road.

Honka was a physically and mentally deformed man

Fatih Akin has put the case and Heinz Strunks novel that appeared three years ago, very dramatically in a scene. Honka, 1935 in Leipzig as the son of a Communist who was in a concentration camp, who was born deformed, a laborer, an alcoholic, physically and emotionally. Sexuality, he could live only by his torment of women suffering.

The salvation army to host the “Golden glove”

With a full stomach, the Film is too hard to bear. Honkas blood deeds, life in excessive Alcohol consumption, all of which is directed by Fatih Akin, beyond the limits of what is Acceptable as apocalyptic pictures of the dance. The Hamburg “Kiez”, as well as Bars and snack bars, Honkas apartment and, above all, the main venue of the event, the pub “The Golden glove”, for the film hell ride.

“The Golden glove”: a bloody horror grotesque

The Film is not a social drama, says Akin, “the term has me a patronising and prejudiced connotation. For me a Film is something rather Philosophical. My movie is sick, the portrait of a spirit, whose murders can’t be explained with social circumstances.”

Jonas Dassler as a serial killer Fritz Honka

On the other hand, Akin has been looking for in his film adaptation, but after the traces of society positive statements: “people die in tenements and public housing and stink only once a week. Only at the stench of the people notice that as somebody died. This smell of decay, there was here also. One tries, of course, to be in a Film historically accurate. But if you want to leave the past, not only old and dusty appearance. Who does something like that, has not noticed some of the current developments in cinema. My movie plays yesterday, it could happen but everything is just as good today.”

Akin paints the disgusting Tableau of the St. Pauli Scenery in full colours

However, by the Vividness of the images, the characters and events, is expected to fall most of the spectators Think about what they have Seen hard. To shrill, to a gray blessed and repulsive, what comes up on the screen. Where Heinz Strunk was described in all clarity the need for action, he left it up to the reader to see the events. Extremely clear cinema-images of imagination, and productive Experience to kill – so the conclusion after the visit to the cinema.

Excelling in the role of a young girl who does not fit into any System: Helena Zengel

Rather the hearts of viewers reached, however, surprisingly the Film “systems busters” of the German debutante Nora began Scheid. In the Berlinale-competition-featured portrait of a nine-year-old girl who is between an overburdened mother, care homes and other social institutions back and forth, went under the skin. The girl, afflicted by angry attacks against educators and teachers home, is not fit – it is beyond all systems.

Fatih Akin: “The spectator anxiety.”

Started Scheid has undoubtedly turned the berührendere social drama. Fatih Akin said shortly before the Premiere of his film in an Interview with the German press Agency that he had in his new Film, a clear goal in mind. He wanted to make a horror movie and the he had the intention to scare the audience: “I wanted to make The viewers scared. And that makes it in a way that scared me.”

Director Nora Fingscheidt (in Red) with starring Albrecht Schuch, Helena Zengel and Lisa Hagmeister

He is, without a doubt. But the disgust outweighs the fear of the audience feeds here from a superficial thrill. In the case of Nora Fingscheidt, it’s different. They are presented in the “systems busters” a very real mental and socially primed Horror. But the touches the viewer at a deeper point. It is the Horror of human desperation and appears to be quite real.

So the German cinema displays with two very different sides. With a Horror based on a true story, but the Genre-Fantasy story. And with a Horror very subtle way, the person touches, and still a long finish.