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Heart (Herz)

Scene from "Heart" (photo © Bavaria Film International)

"Tropical Dive" is the name of a small diving school in a suburb of Cologne. A group of friends meets there on a regular basis to forget their day-to-day troubles in the weightlessness of the underwater world. Cem's heart beats for Lale, who is standing trial. Georg is having trouble coming to grips with the fact that his wife Gisela is losing interest in him. Martin the doctor can't get the fragile Natalie, who is in his care after a suicide attempt, out of his mind. And then there's Marlis, who betrays Guenther with the diving instructor Marcel ...

Horst J. Sczerba was born in Krefeld. He studied Medicine and worked as a doctor for many years before he turned to radio, film and television. In 1991, he wrote his first screenplay for the Tatort-episode Blutwurstwalzer, directed by Wolfgang Becker. A year later, he and Becker edited the screenplay into the award-winning television film Kinderspiele (1992), followed by his highly-acclaimed directorial debut Die Schamlosen (1994), with Juergen Vogel and Meret Becker in the leading roles. His other films include: Eine unmoegliche Hochzeit (1996), Die Unschuld der Kraehen (1997) - winner of the German Television Award, the road movie Halt mich fest (TV, 1999) and Heart (Herz, 2001).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Horst J. Sczerba
Screenplay Horst J. Sczerba
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Marcel Peragine
Dirk Rauf
Volker Schlaefer
Cast Mehmet Kurtulus, Florian David Fitz, Martin Roll, Pamel Knaak, Uwe Bohm
Producers Stefan Arndt, Manuela Stehr
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool
Length 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Viareggio 2002, Shanghai 2002, Hollywood 2002
German Distributor X Verleih

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