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The Golden glove at the Berlinale, Fatih Akin starts with a dark Ripper portrait in the competition

How thrilled Fatih Akin Heinz Strunks novel, "The Golden glove" was, already shows the story he tells on this Saturday morning in a Suite at the Regent hotel in Berlin-Mitte. "I had bought the day-of-release, and after the half of the reading was clear to me: I must get hold of the rights. It was like Buying a ticket for a hot rock concert. I wanted to be the First, and I immediately called the Rowohlt publishing house to take it to a certain extent from the market. I'm also a producer, this is a shark pool.“

It had not been immediately clear whether or not he wanted to make a film of the novel, really, he can at all. It took a few Meeting with Heinz Strunk and, above all, a visit to the Golden glove, not only since Strunks novel is legendary, from the Boxer Herbert Nuremberg in the mid-fifties opened bar on Hamburger Berg, a side street of the Reeperbahn. Here, Akin with a regular customer came into the conversation. What this tells him about her life, about her marriage, her husband left her after the children were out of the house, and that you versaufe in the glove now, your pension, and employed him in such a way – "I caught cold" – that he decided to make this Film really. Why during the preparation of the rotary further visits of the glove module work, of course: "I'm thrilled of the Store, and he has enriched me. Has a magic, really.“

violence is the leitmotif of the film

and Now akin's Film is like Strunks's novel is not primarily one about the Pub and your drunk guests. But he deals primarily with four times the woman killer Fritz Honka and dull life until his arrest in the summer of 1975. He is represented by just 21 years young Jonas Dassler great. Sometimes, he also wears a track to thick, are reminiscent of the hunchback of Notre Dame (Akin to power of Victor Hugo's novel, later in the conversation as an influence), Honka, almost to a cartoon: with the bent-slow speed, the Geiferei, the hustle and bustle of handles to grain bottle, the Total Outsider. Honka was a regular guest in the glove met his victims. He took them home with them, drank with them, had Sex with you or raped you, killed you, if he felt like it, or you were against them, dismembered the bodies and stuffed the body parts in a closet of his apartment.

in the input sequence, Akin shows a long and agonizing Honkas procedure. As he lays the body, not sawn (what you see, but hear), and the blood smeared Packed-protected parts stowed. Violence is the leitmotif of this film, the brutality and cruelty Honkas. Any thought of violence have an aesthetic train, Yes, also Laugh could be, is here rejected. "The movie should not look as if it would have made Quentin Tarantino. I wanted to work out the Horror, me here is a Genre to try. My Film should be at least as intense as the novel. Violence is the end of all humanity.“

in fact, akin's "Golden glove", a successful dark, cruel, and sometimes disgusting Film, a felt consistently in Sepia-colored, brown, dark yellow tones held, mainly in Honkas close attic plays, and in the glove. The pub was rebuilt from akin's Team in a Studio (the Original glove with his misty-grey curtains, and the "4 o'clock in the morning"-advertising you can see only from the outside).

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pure Genre of this Film is not grown yet, no rigorous portrait of a serial killer. Because Akin has been sick the Milieu of the pub and their guests, such as the Korsakov-your saliva flow is no longer under control of holding "Säbelalmas" or the "soldiers, Norbert's" and "pad-Joe's" just in the view: their drinking habits, their sayings, their dialogues, which he had "taken to ninety percent" of Strunk, Hanseatic dialect, the Jonas Dassler with the light have a Saxon dialect of the born in Leipzig Honka beautiful contrasts. And external matter what's gonna happen: from the stringy hair on the brittle-soapy faces up to the misshapen bodies. The makeup artists and designers have done a great job here.

A certain amount of Fragility

Although Fatih Akin says that he had very consciously used no empathy amplifier, the Film refuses any identification with Honka, he's wearing at least approach the characteristics of a psycho-gram, "my Hero needs to carry the audience through the Film". So Honka tries to start the one or the other woman in the glove a, which refuse scornfully: not so. And there is also the Passage, in the Honka tried the Booze to renounce and a regular job as a night watchman in an office building. What quickly goes horribly wrong.

Jonas Dassler (left) and Fatih Akin at the Premiere of "The Golden glove"photo: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Fatih Akin explains, as he sits in the hotel room of the Regents, slightly bleary-eyed and, accordingly, all in Black not clothed, the boy Jonas Dassler of years is not so far away from Honka, as to murders, this started with the mid-thirties. But Dassler his figure would also give a certain "Fragility": "I found it very constructive. Who is young, is still fragile.“

Two of the young characters has a built-in Akin, moreover, with, similar to Strunk, the shipowner Mature gene family: a boy (played by Tristan Göbel, the "Tschick"-the main actor) and a girl (Greta Sophie Schmidt), which have nothing to do with Honka and the plot to the Film, but its narrative framework. As in "Tschick" was held in Fatih Akin's pleasantly true to the original novel, and something of my Own out of it. Strunks novel has at least a subtle sense of Humor, especially in the glove-scenes, dies at akin's Film the Laugh every Time quickly. Even the green miraculous trees, the Honka afterwards throwing the body parts into the chamber, a single Horror. Just like the practised here Drinking, "drinking to Destruction", it is a single pathological horror. Most importantly, Tough guys, people who have been paying attention to us during the filming in St. Pauli, he was first, so Akin, that the stalk like the movie, but also a lot of people from the Milieu of the Reeperbahn have been impressed: "The were shocked by the portrayal of violence." So magical Fatih Akin, but the Golden glove after his shooting to find like – now you can be sure that the pub is not a place of longing to a subcultural.

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a New novel by Heinz Strunk Honka and the glove

Gerrit Bartels

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