The Berlinale-Film “The Golden glove” by Fatih Akin explores the deepest of human abysses

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From the 7. to 17. February blows in, again, a rich Hollywood-the Wind through the German capital. To 69. Edition of the Berlinale press but not only national and international Stars of the event Jack in the Hand. There are, of course, especially for the visiting filmmakers promising works from all to marvel at countries. Here is a selection of the most important films in and outside of the competition for the Golden bear.


Like every year, some of the exotic romp among the participants in the competition. So a Film from Mongolia, with “Öndög”, for example, into the race for the gold and seven Silver bear. Also two works from the people’s Republic of China. Most of the 17 candidates, however, are European productions or at least co-productions. For example, the Danish-canadian strip “The Kindness of Strangers” by Lone Scherfig, this year the honour of acting as the opening film.

Germany is involved in four movies. So Fatih Akin and his film adaptation of Heinz Strunks Bestseller called “The Golden glove” for a lot of discussion in the Jury for this year’s President, Juliette Binoche. For the squeamish, the story about the serial killer Fritz Honka (Jonas Dassler) is not the faint of heart-at least, nothing.

Another part of German productions system error “by Nora fingscheidt,” A Tale of Three Sisters “(with Turkey, Netherlands, Greece), as well as” I was at home, but “(with Serbia)”. A Scandinavian co-production (“Out Stealing Horses”), meanwhile, is Hollywood Star Stellan Skarsgard in the competition and to Berlin. And from Austria Director Marie Kreutzer with “The ground under the feet”.

out of competition

The really big international star power is lacking this year in the competition a little, here “compensate” the strip out of competition. The cast of the Raven, alone, black film biography, “the Vice – The second man” about Vice-President Dick Cheney, sufficient to lead to felt half of Hollywood in the capital – from Oscar-not to mention Flair. So the main actor Christian Bale, as well as Film-woman Amy Adams and Bush-starring Sam Rockwell nominated all of them for a Golden boy.

And a second of the six films out of competition has a notable cast In “The Operative”, celebrates at the Berlinale for his debut, playing next to Diane Kruger’s “the Hobbit” and “Sherlock”Star Martin Freeman.

Short and sweet

Both a Golden and a Silver bear are the short films in the award. This year, 24 films from 17 countries with a maturity of a maximum of 30 minutes in the competition. Traditionally, are not to be found in this category are the big names.

The looks in the Panorama section of the festival is different, 2019, especially on the Director’s chair. So there will be a total of 45 plants, the second directed by Casey Affleck called “Light of My Life”, in which he holds the main role. And also Jonah Hill with “the Mid90s” of Europe – for him it’s debut in the Director. Only in front of the camera, there is the “Panorama” to see Lars Eidinger in “All My Loving”.

In the event of 7. until February 17, there are also films from the sections “Forum”, “retrospective”, “Generation”, “Berlinale Special” and “Perspektive Deutsches Kino”. Under the “Berlinale Special Series” will be covered since 2015 also firmed up series tray. Overall, it will be this year 400 films at the Berlinale.