Film Info: HÄNDE MEINER MUTTER, DIE

HANDS OF A MOTHER (HÄNDE MEINER MUTTER, DIE)

HANDS OF A MOTHER
photo © Kinescope Film

A family gathering on a boat brings a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) returns with a little cut after going for a pee with grandma Renate, Markus remembers for the first time what his mother did to him when he was a child. From now on, Markus and his wife Monika have to face an unthinkable truth and violence that a mother never seemed to be capable of.


Florian Eichinger began working as a TV editor in the 1990s. He autodidactically learned the craft of writing and directing, supported by several workshops with Mogens Rukov and Wojciech Marczewski. After directing more than 50 commercials and music videos, his theatrical feature films WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING (2008) and NORDSTRAND (2013) were invited to numerous international festivals and won several national and international awards. Eichinger’s films question gender stereotypes and aim to explore human complexity against the background of interpersonal conflicts. His film HANDS OF A MOTHER (2016) is the final part of a trilogy about the interlacements of domestic violence.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Florian Eichinger
Screenplay Florian Eichinger
Cinematography Timo Schwarz
Cast Andreas Döhler, Jessica Schwarz, Heiko Pinkowski, Katrin Pollitt, Katharina Behrens, Sebastian Fräsdorf, Ursula Werner, Karin Neuhäuser
Producers Mike Beilfuß, Florian Eichinger, Matthias Greving, Cord Lappe
Production Companies Kinescope Film, Bergfilm Produktion & Verleih, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel/Mainz
Length 106 min
Format DCP, Blu-ray, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Munich 2016, Tallinn Black Nights 2016, European FF Lecce 2017, Santa Barbara 2017, Shanghai 2017
Awards German Cinema New Talent Award Munich 2016 (Best Director, Best Actor)
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, Nordmedia
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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