Director: Thomas Stuber, color, 109 min., 2015
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Herbert is a mountain of a man. Although he's getting a bit long in the tooth, his muscles and fists are still all he's got. He used to be known as "the pride of Leipzig", but nowadays he earns a living as a debt collector or bouncer, spending his evenings preparing the up-and-coming young boxer Eddy for his first title bout. But soon Herbert will be forced to accept that his life is a shambles: he hasn't seen his adult daughter since she was six years old and keeps his girlfriend Marlene at arm's length. And then he is diagnosed with an incurable disease, which turns his entire life upside down. Herbert realizes that the time has now come for his last big fight, and that he now has to put right all that he has done wrong. Before it is too late.
In his directorial debut Herbert, Thomas Stuber presents a warts-and-all study of an ageing boxer. A tough drama that is harsh, merciless and powerfully performed.
Thomas Stuber started his career in film industry by completing number of different internships and assistantships after graduating from high school. Born in Leipzig in 1981, he studied film directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2002 to 2011. Teenage Angst
(2008) nominated in numbers of awards, and won as the best emerging German film at the Potsdam Sehsüchte Film Festival in 2008.
Arthouse Cinema is the regular film program of the Goethe-Institut Indonesia. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, we screen independent movies, avant-garde movies, retrospectives, experimental films or documentary films from Europe and Indonesia – anything but the mainstream!