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The Golden Glove (Der Goldene Handschuh)

The Golden Glove

Australian Premiere

Acclaimed director Fatih Akin (In the Fade) takes us on a dark and depraved journey into the world of Fritz Honka, an alcoholic serial killer who terrorised the female patrons of his local dive bar in 1970s Germany. Featuring an astonishing, booze-soaked performance by young German actor Jonas Dassler, who is completely unrecognisable in his portrayal of the unfortunate-looking Honka, The Golden Glove is a deeply disturbing look at a deeply disturbed individual, which becomes even more horrifying when you consider that it is based on true events.

Festival Appearances/Awards:

2019 Berlin Film Festival, 2019 Fantastic Film Festival


German, Greek (English subtitles)

Content Warnings:

Graphic violence, nudity, sex scenes, contains sexual violence.

“Proceed with extreme caution, this film is not for the faint of heart. But as serial killers consolidate themselves into our popular culture, The Golden Glove is a wake up call that will make you question the very meaning of violence.”—Hudson Sowada, Festival Director

Audience Rating

  • Rating

    Unclassified 18+

  • Director

    Fatih Akin

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