30.09. - 09.10.2021

Scarred Hearts Romania, Germany 2016 | 141 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Radu Jude

With Scarred Hearts, RADU JUDE (*1977) won the Hamburg Producers' Prize for European Cinema Co-Productions at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2016. His current sixth film won the main prize at Karlovy Vary.

rated for 0 + years
Romania, 1937. Emanuel, in his early 20s, suffers from bone tuberculosis and lives in a sanatorium by the Black Sea. He spends his time in a plaster bed and is pushed around by the staff. Surrounded by medical equipment bordering on the grotesque and trapped in a body that is slowly falling apart, Emanuel, like most of his fellow patients, is filled with a lust for life. Bodily out of commission but cerebrally all the more lively, they conduct alert, intellectual and political discussions. And as the Second World War looms,  Emanuel falls in love. With surreal aspects and a lot of black humour, the film plays with motifs from the eponymous autobiographical novel by Romanian author Max Blecher, who after ten years of suffering died aged 29.
Original title: Inimi Cicatrizate
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Romanian
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
Screenplay: Radu Jude
Cast: Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Hărnuț, Șerban Pavlu, Marian Olteanu
Producer: Ada Solomon, Jonas Dornbach
Director of Photography: Marius Panduru Rsc
Production Design: Cristian Niculescu
Editor: Catalin Cristutiu
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Beta Film
Production: Hi Film Productions; Komplizen Film
Contact: Cosmia Finkbeiner, Beta Film:


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