The screening of „Der Goldene Handschuh” directed by Fatih Akin as part of the New Cinematic Movies series during Octopus Film Festival 2019.
Fritz Honka is a serial killer known all over Germany, who in the 1970s brutally murdered four prostitutes and kept their bodies in an apartment in the attic of a Hamburg tenement. Screening its history, director Fatih Akin – known for his unusually successful With a fraction of a second with Diane Kruger – is shocked to tear down the crimes of pop-culture accretions and show them dullness and abominations in all its glory. Golden glove is a film so loathsome, unpleasant, repulsive and hideous that after his screening he wants to watch the Cannibalist holocaust for calm. Akin does not shy away from anything when showing vile and cruel crimes, and perfectly refined pictures and sound boost the feeling of realism, which you would like to avoid with every minute. The patch of the “most controversial film of the year” has not been stuck for no reason - Gold glove stinks of digested water, an unwashed for a month T-shirt and rotting meat eaten by worms.