Brief synopsis

Hamburg’s St. Pauli district in the 1970s is a neighbourhood of night-time entertainment and its nocturnal figures: habitual drinkers and prostitutes, gambling addicts and other lonely souls. Fritz Honka, a short man with thick horn-rimmed glasses and an unfortunate face, is one of them. An unskilled labourer, he picks up lonely older women, down-at-heel drinkers, in a local boozer called ‘Zum Goldenen Handschuh’ (The Golden Glove). Nobody realises that he batters and strangles these women in his attic apartment, then dismembers them and disposes of their remains behind the attic wall. Distributing scented air-fresheners throughout the building to disguise the stench of decay, he blames the neighbouring Greek family for the penetrating smells.

(https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.html?film_id=201913303)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Jonas DasslerFritz Honka [L]
Margarethe TieselGerda Voss [SR]
Katja Studt
Helga Denningsen [SR]
Martina Eitner-AcheampongFrida [SR]
Hark BohmDornkaat-Max [SR]
Jessica Kosmalla
Ruth [SR]
Barbara Krabbe
Anna [SR]
Tilla KratochwilInge [SR]
Uwe RohdeHerbert Nürnberg [SR]
Marc HosemannSiggi Honka [SR]
Philipp BaltusZuhälter [SR]
Dirk Böhling
Soldaten-Nobert [SR]
Greta Sophie Schmidt
Petra Schulz [SR]
Jürgen UterHausmeister [SR]
Jens WeisserPassant [SR]
Herma KoehnHertha [SR]
Lars NagelNasen-Ernie [SR]
Tom HoßbachFritz Honka jung [SR]
Laurens WalterPolizist [BP]
Klaus Bobach RiosHalbstarker [BP]
Dustin LeitolHalbstarker
Don Duncan AdamsHalbstarker

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantIlonka Szokola
Post production supervisorElke Andreas-Möller
Post production coordinatorRoshanak Khodabakhsh
Produktionskoordinatorin
Produktionskoordinatorin
Vfx supervisorDenis Behnke
Vfx supervisorBerter Orpak
@Scanline VFX
@Scanline VFX
Digital compositor / compositing artistMarkus 'Maggi' Selchow
ColoristJochen Hinrichs-Stöldt
Muster- und TV-Grading
Muster- und TV-Grading
Director of photographyRainer Klausmann
2nd unit dopPhilip Matoušek
2nd Unit + B-Cam
2nd Unit + B-Cam
Camera operatorAstrid Miegel
Remote camera operatorSven Ulrich
Russian Arm
Russian Arm
Steadicam operatorAlex Traumann
1 DT Vertretung AlexaMini
1 DT Vertretung AlexaMini
Steadicam operatorDonat Schilling
1st assistant cameraJulius Delbridge
B CAM - 6DT
B CAM - 6DT
1st assistant cameraAnnika Eysel
6 DT B-Cam
6 DT B-Cam
1st assistant cameraMichael Hain
2nd assistant cameraJulius Delbridge
Alexa Mini
Alexa Mini
2nd assistant cameraCarolin Wessel
2 DT
2 DT
2nd assistant cameraJulian Harenberg
3 DT
3 DT
Data wrangler / digital loaderThorsten Vöth
Live Quality Check
Live Quality Check
Video assist/playback operatorCarolin Wessel
Still photographerBoris Laewen
Stills & Gallery Shoot
Stills & Gallery Shoot
Still photographerGordon A. Timpen
+ poster
+ poster
Casting directorMonique Akin
Casting director (teenagers)Jacqueline Rietz
Extras/bit player castingJohannes Lorenzen
Streetcasting 5 Tage
Streetcasting 5 Tage
Costume designerKatrin Aschendorf
Assistant costume designerGesa Koepe
historisch, 70er Jahre
historisch, 70er Jahre
Assistant costume designerYvonne Lehmann
WardrobeOlga Delgado-Lopez
WardrobeLara Zirfaß
historisch, 70er Jahre
historisch, 70er Jahre
WardrobeClara von Allwörden
Zusatz
Zusatz
WardrobeNicole Ebben
WardrobeBarbara Sydow
Zusatz, historisch
Zusatz, historisch
Additional wardrobeKarolina Pollmann
Additional wardrobeAnna Klages
historisch, 70er
historisch, 70er
DirectorFatih Akin
1st AD (local system)Scott Kirby
1st AD
1st AD
2nd AD crowd (local system)Christin Busch
Script continuityDaniela Lapp
Storyboard artistRaymond Boy
Extras coordinatorMartin Sengbusch
Trainee director's departmentCan Tanyol
EditorFranziska Schmidt-Kärner
EditorAndrew Bird
Assistant editorJustus Bergen
Key gripCarsten Scharrmann
GripBo Tonnemacher
GafferTorsten Lemke
Lighting technician / electricianStefan Laws
Lighting technician / electricianAnne Beyer
Lighting technician / electricianMichael John Walsh
Zusatzbeleuchter 1 Tag Hamburg
Zusatzbeleuchter 1 Tag Hamburg
Lighting technician / electricianHannes Casper
Bestboy
Bestboy
Additional electricianTom Wolframm
Additional electricianFrank Pfeffer
Makeup artist / hair stylistFay Hatzius
Augenbrauen Honka
Augenbrauen Honka
Makeup artist / hair stylistBothilla Bergschmidt
Makeup artist / hair stylistDaniel Schröder
HoD
HoD
Makeup artist / hair stylistBritta Balcke
Makeup artist / hair stylistLisa Edelmann
SFX Maske Honka
SFX Maske Honka
Makeup artist / hair stylistMaike Heinlein
Hod/ SFX Maske Honka
Hod/ SFX Maske Honka
Additional make up artistTanja Adams
Additional make up artistLisa Pfau
Music supervisorPia Hoffmann
ProducerHerman Weigel
ProducerNurhan Sekerci-Porst
ProducerFatih Akin
ProducerLara Förtsch
bombero international
bombero international
ProducerAnn-Kristin Bardi
bombero international
bombero international
Co-producerSophie Seydoux
Co-producerJérôme Seydoux
Co-producerArdavan Safaee
Co-producerWilli Geike
Production designerTamo Kunz
Assistant production designerDaniela Herzberg
Szb: Tamo Kunz
Szb: Tamo Kunz
Art directorSeth Turner
Set decoratorJan Mueller von der Haegen
Lead dressing / Spezial props ( dead bodies )
Lead dressing / Spezial props ( dead bodies )
Art department assistantDesiree Peton
Szenenbild Tamo Kunz
Szenenbild Tamo Kunz
Art department assistantJan Gebhardt
3 Wochen
3 Wochen
Prop masterBeate ter Schüren
Standby propsMichael Steinbacher
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerJulia Schmitz
Assistant stand by propsFranziska Schillig
Scenic painterSabine BB König
Headpainter Studiobau
Headpainter Studiobau
Graphic artistSabine Zimmermann-Niebuhr
Set builder assistantMalte Harding
div. Tage
div. Tage
Line producerNurhan Sekerci-Porst
Line producerKlaus Spinnler
Assistant production managerAlva Gamula
Set manager/ floor managerTim Kirschstein
Assistant location managerBenjamin Ackermann
METROSAFARI
METROSAFARI
Assistant set/floor managerMarc Maschmann
Assistant set/floor managerDennis Dembeck
Außendreh
Außendreh
Set runnerFranziska Neisener
ScreenwriterFatih Akin
Literary sourceHeinz Strunk
Script translatorMireille Onon
DE FR
DE FR
Production sound mixerJoern Martens
Hamburg
Hamburg
Boom operatorTobias Krause [1]
Boom operatorFlemming Lombard
Sound supervisorKai Storck
Sound re-recording mixerMatthias Schmidt [4]
Sound re-recording mixerRichard Borowski
Sound designerKai Storck
Sound editorFelix Roggel
Supervising dialog & ADR editorKai Storck
Foley recordistChristoph Oertel
Audio description mixerAlessandro Mongardini
Foley artistCarsten Richter
Stunt coordinatorJürgen Klein
2 Tage über Double Action
2 Tage über Double Action
Stunt coordinatorRonnie Paul
Stuntman/womanAnja Mavaddat
Stunt Double / Leiche
Stunt Double / Leiche
Stuntman/womanMarcel Stefanski
Stuntman/womanBenjamin Nippe
Stuntdouble Junger Honka
Stuntdouble Junger Honka
Stuntman/womanTanja de Wendt
Stuntman/womanMike Möller
Stuntman/womanJürgen Klein
Stuntman/womanGerfried Reinitzhuber
Double Bauer Frerk
Double Bauer Frerk
Stuntman/womanDori Horvath
Stunt driverToni Varvasoudis
Subtitle editorLynn Johansson
SDH
SDH

Production companies

CompanyComment
Bombero International GmbH & Co KG
Pathé [fr]
co-production
co-production
Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH [de]
co-production
co-production

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Pathé [fr]
France
France
The Match Factory GmbH [de]
World Sales
World Sales
Warner Bros. Pictures Germany [de]
Deutschland
Deutschland

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesVantage Film GmbH
Cameras and UtilitiesXinetix steadicam rental GmbH
OP: Alex Traumann
OP: Alex Traumann
GripDouble Action [de]
CastingSarah Weiß Casting
Finance/Law/InsuranceDFG - Deutsche FilmversicherungsGemeinschaft
Filmversicherung
Filmversicherung
Finance/Law/InsuranceMarsh GmbH
Production ServicesHB-Security
Blocker/Nachtwache/LKW-Umsetzung
Blocker/Nachtwache/LKW-Umsetzung
Production ServicesHollywood Diner GmbH Filmcatering
Vollcatering
Vollcatering
Production ServicesSECOR SECURITY GROUP
SET Sicherheit
SET Sicherheit
CostumesCouleur & Co. / Constanze Schuster
Patina
Patina
CostumesFakner Film Service
Beratung,Kostüm
Beratung,Kostüm
CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbH
KB:Katrin Aschendorf
KB:Katrin Aschendorf
CostumesOptik Zorn
Darstellerbrillen
Darstellerbrillen
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbH
Kostümequipment
Kostümequipment
CostumesPERIS Costumes
KB: Katrin Aschendorf
KB: Katrin Aschendorf
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
KB:Katrin Aschendorf
KB:Katrin Aschendorf
DecorationChamäleon Service GmbH
Makeup and HairIngo Anderle
Kontaktlinsen Honka
Kontaktlinsen Honka
Propsaugenfischer MEDIENDESIGN | Sabine Zimmermann-Niebuhr
Grafische Arbeiten
Grafische Arbeiten
PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
Alle Bereiche HH
Alle Bereiche HH
PropsSturm Handels GmbH
Special EffectsDouble Action [de]
Vehicles and aircrafts1. Deutsches Polizeioldtimer Museum Marburg
Spielfahrzeuge, historische Polizeifahrzeuge mit Betreuung
Spielfahrzeuge, historische Polizeifahrzeuge mit Betreuung
Vehicles and aircraftssani for set
Set Medic / RTW
Set Medic / RTW
EquipmentZeigermann_Audio GmbH
DVD ProductionThe White Rabbit
Home Video Design & creation of additonal marketing content
Home Video Design & creation of additonal marketing content

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Tamo Kunz2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]Bestes SzenenbildNominated
Fatih Akin2019Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]WettbewerbNominated
Katrin Aschendorf2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]Bestes KostümbildNominated
Daniel Schröder2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]Bestes MaskenbildWinner
Maike Heinlein2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]Bestes MaskenbildWinner
Margarethe Tiesel2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]Beste weibliche NebenrolleNominated
Lisa Edelmann2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]Bestes MaskenbildWinner
Jonas Dassler2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]Beste männliche HauptrolleNominated
Pia Hoffmann2020Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2019 [de]Beste Musik (Musikauswahl)Winner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019GermanyInt. Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale)Competition

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 10/10/2019
Theatre releaseUSAFriday, 27/09/2019
Theatre releasePortugalThursday, 19/09/2019
Theatre releaseTaiwanFriday, 13/09/2019
Theatre releaseLuxembourgWednesday, 24/07/2019
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 26/06/2019
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 21/02/2019
PremiereSaturday, 09/02/2019Berlinale