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Hamburg-St. Pauli in the 1970s: At first glance, Fritz “Fiete” Honka is a pitiful loser. The man with the broken face carouses through his nights in the neighborhood dive, the “Golden Glove”, chasing after lonely women. None of the regulars suspect that the apparently harmless Fiete is actually a monster.

Fatih Akin’s horror film THE GOLDEN GLOVE is based on a true story and the novel of the same name by Heinz Strunk. It tells the story of Fritz Honka, a man who murdered numerous women, and his favorite bar, the “Golden Glove”, where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing.
Genre Horror
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Fatih Akin
Screenplay Fatih Akin
Cinematography Rainer Klausmann
Cast Jonas Dassler
Producers Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Fatih Akin, Herman Weigel
Co-Producers Willi Geike, Jérôme Seydoux, Sophie Seydoux, Ardavan Safaee
Production Company bombero international, in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Pathé
Runtime 115 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2019 (In Competition), Transilvania IFF Cluj-Napoca 2019, New Horizons Wroclaw 2019, Guanajuato 2019, Fantastic Fest Austin 2019, Helsinki 2019, Mumbai 2019, Kolkata 2019, Seville 2019, Black Nights Tallinn 2019, Cork 2019, Goa 2019, Kerala 2019
Awards German Film Award 2019 (Best Hair & Make-up)
With backing from BKM, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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