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A Heavy Heart (2015)

Herbert (original title)
A former East German boxing champion reduced to working as a bouncer and debt collector is forced to reflect on his life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.

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Thomas Stuber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Kurth ... Herbert
Udo Kroschwald Udo Kroschwald ... Bodo
Edin Hasanovic ... Eddy
Atef Vogel Atef Vogel ... Pfleger Steffen
Kida Khodr Ramadan ... Mohammed
Manfred Möck Manfred Möck ... Günther
Reiner Schöne ... Specht
Wolfgang Boos Wolfgang Boos ... Ex-Schuldner
Andreas Keller Andreas Keller ... Pathologe
Roland Florstedt Roland Florstedt ... Roland
Henning Peker Henning Peker ... Frankie
Peter Schneider ... Jobvermittler
Clemens Meyer Clemens Meyer ... Moderator
Marko Dyrlich Marko Dyrlich ... Mark
Harald Polzin Harald Polzin ... Gebrauchtwarenhändler
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Storyline

Herbert lived well from his giant body for years, as a boxer since the GDR, nicknamed 'Pride of Leipzig', and now as bouncer and debt collector, while training promising boxers, especially gentle Eddy, who got a shot at the title in a much lower weight class. After ignoring symptoms for months, collapsing Herbert is diagnosed with the incurable muscular disease ALS, and is bluntly dropped from all his jobs and the gym. Seeking to set straight what went wrong is his life, he mends as good as he can with his daughter -neglected since age six- and deals with girl friend Marlene. Herbert is lucky with great home assistant Steffen, even gets to cheer protege Eddy to his title as last sportive achievement. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Heavy Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,485
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shot in 35 days. See more »

Quotes

Herbert: It looks like a heart.
Marlene: A heart?
Herbert: Yes.
Marlene: And what is the meaning of it?
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A great movie!
20 March 2019 | by anmikon-868-354034See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie. Especially Peter Kurth's acting is simply sensational! Decent, i believe, the performances of the others. But, what we have here is a complete universe. And the protagonist is that universe. Without reaching the limits of melodrama, Kurth Peter manages to perform up to the ultimate detail all stages of his terrifying paralysis. This is not easy and we have not seen it many times with such success. The Director adequately unfolds the escalating intensity and the drama and you simply cannot remain unaffected. A movie uneasy but worth to watch!


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