Herbert (A Heavy Heart)
(German/ 2015/ 109 mins)
Dir. Thomas Stuber
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25th March | 09:00 PM
Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Former Eastern German boxing champ Herbert has not been a winner in life since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now a hard-up bouncer and debt collector, he tries to revive the past by coaching his young boxing protégé, Eddy. After a training session, Herbert suddenly collapses with spasms of pain; however, he initially chooses to ignore the signs. When his physical deficiencies become more and more apparent, Herbert finally sees a specialist who ultimately diagnoses him with a fatal neural disease. With not much time left, Herbert struggles with himself and the hard outer shell he‘s cultivated over time. Not many things really matter to him apart from his ‘lost’ daughter Sandra, whom he abandoned when the family fell apart. Now a mother herself, Sandra is still deeply hurt and afraid of allowing her dying father to be a part of her life again

Suitable for 18 years and above

  • Cast: Peter Kurth, Lina Wendel, Lena Lauzemis, Edin Hasanovic, Reiner Schöne, Udo Kroschwald, Marko Dyrlich, Kristin Suckow, Peter Schneider, Harald Polzin, Lola Liefers, Clemens Meyer and Thomas Stuber
  • Screenplay: Thomas Stuber and Clemens Meyer
  • Producer: Undine Filter, Thomas Král and Anatol Nitschke
  • Director Of Photography: Peter Matjasko
  • Editing: Philipp Thomas
  • Sound: Johannes Doberenz
  • Music: Bert Wrede
  • Awards: Deutscher Filmpreis Lola 2016 – Bestes Maskenbild ,Bester Spielfilm in Silber Beste männliche Hauptrolle FBW 2016 – Prädikat: besonders wertvoll

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