A HEAVY HEART

ХЕРБЕРТ

HERBERT

Director:Thomas Stuber
Producer:Undine Filter, Thomas Král, Anatol Nitschke
Writer:Thomas Stuber, Clemens Meyer, Paul Salisbury
Cinematographer:Peter Matjasko
Editor:Philipp Thomas
Cast:Peter Kurth, Lina Wendel, Lena Lauzemis, Edin Hasanovic
Production:2015, Germany
Language:German
CINEDAYS Retro109 min. (16+)

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.

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