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The Golden Glove
The Golden Glove
1,335 Ratings


Notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka haunted Hamburg’s red light district in the 1970s, frequenting his favorite bar, the “Golden Glove,” where drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. There, Honka, a pitiful loser chasing after lonely women, keeps more than just secrets in the attic.

Our take

Drawn from the real-life story of a serial killer who terrorised Hamburg’s red-light district, this pungent character study from Fatih Akin is not for the faint of heart. With a vividly inhabited performance from Jonas Dassler, The Golden Glove is unflinching in its fetid portrayal of national rot.