Wild Heart

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  • Director – Charly Hübner, Sebastian Schultz
  • Producers – Sebastian Schultz, Lars Jessen
  • Editor – Sebastian Schultz
  • Cinematographer – Martin Farkas, Roman Schauerte
  • Sound – Moritz Springer
  • Music – Jörg Gollasch
  • Script – Charly Hübner, Sebastian Schultz
  • Duration – 90 minutes
  • Year –  2017
  • Country – Germany

Description:

Wild Heart is a film about “Feine Sahne Fischfilet”, one of the most successful German punk rock bands, and their lead singer, Jan “Monchi” Gorkow. A young band that is under surveillance by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which gives them the right to call themselves the most dangerous band in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. A film that shows how musicians fight against Nazis and feelings of emptiness and frustration, in a region where home means the beautiful flat countryside. With music that’s quite unlike their home: strong, loud, joyous.

As this film examines Jan “Monchi” Gorkow’s life in home movies and interviews with his parents we gradually begin to understand that it is a parable on, a coming to terms with and an answer to what happened in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern after the reunification. When a refugee centre in Rostock-Lichtenhagen was on fire, the population applauding and the police looking the other way. That is the time Monchi grew up in. His path – or his rage – took him via the ultras of F.C. Hansa Rostock to the moment when his punk band realised at the end of the noughties that Nazis enjoyed their gigs. Taking a stance was called for. The leftist movements of the 1990s failed, Gorkow says, and that this must never happen again. An important, almost normal, poetic and rough film – exactly like the band.

Screening on: 8 May / 16:00 / Amirani 3

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