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A Heavy Heart ©Departures Film & Deutschfilm
A Heavy Heart
Herbert

DRAMA // 109 Min. // 2015 // 15+ // Australian Premiere
DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY: Thomas Stuber
CAST: Peter Kurth, Lina Wendel, Lena Lauzemis, Edin Hasanovic
LANGUAGE: German with English subtitles
Herbert is running out of time. After collapsing unexpectedly, the former East German boxing champ is diagnosed with a terminal neurological disease, causing his muscles to deteriorate until they ultimately seize up. His debilitating condition leaves him jobless and an easy target for the underground enemies of his dark past. Realising that time is limited and full of regrets, Herbert resolves to track down and make amends with Sandra, the daughter he abandoned as a young child. But this reunion will prove to be anything but positive, as Sandra is full of resentment and Herbert's violent temper threatens his only wish. Will Herbert be able to undo the damage of his biggest mistake before it's too late? A film loaded with dreams, struggles, defeat, victory and heavy hearts, with powerful performances, it will leave you captivated.

Award-winning director Thomas Stuber creates yet again a gripping film with his feature debut, artfully portraying the struggle of a once-powerful man losing control and competing against the fight of his life to win it back. www.departuresfilm.de
Screening in:
Sydney
Friday 18 November
Palace Norton Street

6:30 pm

Sunday 20 November
Palace Norton Street

8:00 pm

Wednesday 23 November
Palace Norton Street

8:45 pm

Melbourne
Friday 18 November
Palace Westgarth

6:30 pm

Saturday 19 November
Palace Kino Cinemas

6:00 pm

Sunday 20 November
Palace Kino Cinemas

8:00 pm

Thursday 24 November
Palace Kino Cinemas

6:30 pm

Tuesday 29 November
Palace Kino Cinemas

8:45 pm



Awards: German Film Prize (Gold) for Peter Kurth as Best Actor

QUOTES FROM CRITICS:
"Peter Kurth showed the most outstanding acting performance of the festival - standing ovations after the premiere lasted several minutes. He should be considered for the German Film Award. Spiegel Online