The Golden Glove
Year: 2019
Production: European

The Golden Glove - Germany-France, 2019, 115’, color
DIRECTOR: Fatih Akin
CAST: Marc Hosemann, Jonas Dassler, Adam Bousdoukos, Katja Studt, Margarete Tiesel

The provocative The Golden Glove is based on a bestselling book. It chronicles the true story of Fritz Honka, a physically and psychologically scarred serial killer who murdered four women in Hamburg’s red-light district between 1970 and 1975. Honka picked up his victims at a dive bar called Zum Goldenen Handschuh (The Golden Glove), where he was a regular. Akin has told Variety that the killer used to live a couple of streets from where he grew up.

Fatih Akin
Fatih Akin was born in Hamburg on 25 Aug 1973, to Turkish parents. He took up studies in visual communications at the Hamburg College of Fine Art (HfbK) in 1994, graduating in the year 2000. He made his debut as a feature film director in 1998 with Short Sharp Shock, which received numerous awards and, like Solino, was nominated for a German Film Award. He has occasionally appeared as an actor. He achieves his greatest success in 2004 with Head-On which is awarded with a Golden Bear at Berlinale. His next feature film The Edge of Heaven is awarded with the Best Screenplay award in Cannes ’07, four German Film awards, the European Film Award for Best Screenplay, etc.
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