Athens International Film Festival

Fatih Akin returns to the 25th Athens International Film Festival

The 25th Athens International Film Festival welcomes Fatih Akin and his star, Jonas Dassler, to an "After Hour'"screening of their film, "The Golden Glove".

Fatih Akin transforms the shockingly true story of Fritz Honka, a serial killer of women who was active in 70s Hamburg, into a gorry and grotesque thriller destined το divide its audience. Fritz, an alcoholic worker with a slightly deformed face, spends his nights at ‘The Golden Glove’, a seedy bar in Hamburg’s red light district. As the women his own age look down on him due to his appalling face, the young man entices older women to follow him home, offering them tons of alcohol.

The women accepting his offer, end up at his squalid apartment - but don’t make it out alive. Inspired by the luben world of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Fatih Akin creates the cinematic portrait of Fritz Honka, a serial killer who murdered women in Hamburg during the '70s and a gory grotesque thriller.



    Publication date: 2019-09-06 18:28:00

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