013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother

013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother

104 minuten
Winner of the Young German Cinema Award for Best Director as well as the Best Actor prize (for lead Andreas Döhler) at the Munich Film Festival, Florian Eichinger’s perfectly acted drama is a rare thing these days: a film for thinking adults that confronts a difficult subject—parental child abuse—with intelligence and compassion, while eschewing any hints of melodramatic histrionics. On a boat cruise, 39-year-old husband and father Markus (Döhler, doing a marvellous job in a very demanding role) is struck by a memory. He comes to realise that his mother, Renate (Katrin Pollitt), sexually abused him when he was a child. (Statistics suggest that in about 10 to 20 per cent of sexual-abuse cases, the perpetrators are women and female teenagers.) To his surprise, his mother immediately admits her crimes. How does one come to terms with such a thing? This is the gist of Eichinger’s fine film as he explores the psychological and professional fallout for Markus and everyone in his family, including his wife, Monika (a superb Jessica Schwarz) and, not least, Renate herself. Amongst many other admirable qualities, the film is notable in that it never caricatures anyone. Yes, there are some shocking moments, but they are perfectly justified and well earned. The film also has masterly pacing: there is a tension running throughout suggesting that things may explode in a heartbeat. And, finally, Eichinger and his great cast have such confidence in what they are doing that there is not a single exploitative moment in the whole film. Remarkable!

Geregisseerd door

Onbekend

Schrijvers

Onbekend

Cast

Onbekend

Bioscoopagenda van 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother

013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother

Wil jij weten waar 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother op dit moment draait? Bij MrMovie kun jij in één oogopslag zien waar 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother draait en waar je de film het snelst kunt gaan bekijken. Alle tijden van de bioscopen staan vermeld. Lekker gemakkelijk en eenvoudig!

013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother informatie

Benieuwd waar 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother over gaat? Op deze pagina vind je alle praktische informatie over 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother. Je vindt informatie over hoelang de film duurt en welke recensies 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother al heeft ontvangen.

013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother trailer

Benieuwd of 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother iets voor jou is? Bekijk dan de trailer! Zo kun je gemakkelijk zien of de 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother jou aanspreekt. Op MrMovie zie je alle trailers van de films die in jouw bioscoop draaien. Overtuigd? Bekijk dan waar en hoelaat jij 013 CIFF - Hands of a Mother kunt kijken!