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The Golden Glove (2019)

Der goldene Handschuh (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 21 February 2019 (Germany)
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A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.


Fatih Akin


Fatih Akin (screenplay), Heinz Strunk (novel)
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Credited cast:
Jonas Dassler ... Fritz Honka
Tristan Göbel Tristan Göbel ... Willi
Margarete Tiesel ... Gerda Voss
Adam Bousdoukos ... Lefteris
Katja Studt ... Helga Denningsen
Marc Hosemann ... Siggi Honka
Martina Eitner-Acheampong ... Frida
Victoria Trauttmansdorff Victoria Trauttmansdorff ... Gisela
Hark Bohm ... Dornkaat-Max
Greta Sophie Schmidt Greta Sophie Schmidt ... Petra Schulz
Jessica Kosmalla Jessica Kosmalla ... Ruth
Heinz Strunk Heinz Strunk ... Kriegsveteran
Laurens Walter ... Polizist
Tom Hoßbach Tom Hoßbach ... Fritz Honka (jung)
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Herbert Nürnberg


A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

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Based upon the novel of the same title, written by the author Heinz Strunk and published in 2016. See more »


Siggi Honka: There are preciseIy three reasons why people drink: First, to forget about the bad things. Second, to celebrate the good things. And third, when nothing's going on, to make things happen.
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Performed by Lale Andersen
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27 October 2019 | by ferdinand1932See all my reviews

Not for the fainthearted. Not even for the worldly cynical. This is not enjoyable in the conventional entertainment sense: it is brutal, repulsive, despairing, terrible and powerful. It depicts the marginal lower depths of human filth, driven by its single appetite and relentless, amoral need to satisfy it.

Technically the film is a marvel, the production design and the atmosphere created means the scenes have the stench of depravity and human waste, especially in Honka's attic. Similarly, the photography and editing are compelling, and that all says that the director has done the job.

The actors are excellent, the make-up artists too, who made them into degenerate hopeless alcoholics, but the lead, Dassler as Honka, has to be noted because he has incarnated this role to an awful degree. Without that performance the film might falter, be more like a movie, not as document of murder.

If Fritz Lang could see this film, he'd be proud, because it has the same ruthless eye that he had in his German films. It takes the audience into the middle of a horror and never lets go.

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21 February 2019 (Germany) See more »

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Hamburg, Germany See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,300, 29 September 2019

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Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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