A HEAVY HEART

HERBERT

By Thomas STUBER

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Drama - Completed 2015

OLD WOUNDS ARE HARD TO HEAL

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Contemporary World Cinema
Thessaloniki IFF 2015
International Competition
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2015
Panorama
CINEDAYS Festival of European Film in Skopje 2015
"Special Mention" Award for Best Actor (Peter Kurth)
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
Palm Springs IFF 2016
New Voices/New Visions
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thomas STUBER
    • Writer(s)
    • Thomas STUBER, Clemens MEYER
    • Producer(s)
    • Undine FILTER (Departures Film), Thomas KRÁL (DEPARTURES FILM), Anatol NITSCHKE (DEUTSCHFILM GMBH)
    • Synopsis
    • Former Eastern German boxing champ Herbert has not been a winner in life since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now a hard-up bouncer and debt collector, he tries to revive the past by coaching his young boxing protégé, Eddy. After a training session, Herbert suddenly collapses with spasms of pain; however, he initially chooses to ignore the signs. When his physical deficiencies become more and more apparent, Herbert finally sees a specialist who ultimately diagnoses him with a fatal neural disease.
      With not much time left, Herbert struggles with himself and the hard outer shell he‘s cultivated over time. Not many things really matter to him apart from his ‘lost’ daughter Sandra, whom he abandoned when the family fell apart. Now a mother herself, Sandra is still deeply hurt and afraid of allowing her dying father to be a part of her life again. Student Academy Award winner Thomas Stuber tells the touching story of a lone wolf who takes a long time to find the meaning of his life.
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