30.09. - 09.10.2021

Hands of a Mother Germany 2016 | 106 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Florian Eichinger

 Florian Eichinger (*1971) worked as a journalist in TV. HIs first short Der letzte Geselle [The Last Apprentice] won the 2003 Murnau Short Film Prize. After Without You I'm Nothing (2008) and Nordstrand (2013, Filmfest Hamburg) Die Hände meiner Mutter is the third part of a trilogy dealing with violence in the family.

rated for 0 + years
It starts with the facade of an intact family: Father's birthday is being celebrated, the guests are in high spirits, chatting and dancing. But for son Markus (Andreas Döhler) it's the start of an existential crisis. When his own son returns from a visit to the loo in the care of his grandma (Katrin Pollitt) with a small cut, memories of Markus' own childhood abuse at the hands of his mother shoot into his head. Markus and his wife (Jessica Schwarz) are confronted with an unthinkable truth that threatens the very basis of their existence. Sober, precise and thus all the more convincing, the film deals with a rarely broached taboo.
Original title: Die Hände meiner Mutter
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Florian Eichinger
Screenplay: Florian Eichinger
Cast: Andreas Döhler, Jessica Schwarz, Katrin Pollitt, Heiko Pinkowski, Katharina Behrens, Sebastian Fräsdorf
Producer: Mike Beilfuß, Florian Eichinger, Matthias Greving, Cord Lappe
Director of Photography: Timo Schwarz
Music: André Feldhaus
Production Design: Tamo Kunz
Editor: Jan Gerold
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Lucia Haslauer
Format: dcp
German Distributor: farbfilm verleih
World Sales: Media Luna New Films UG
Production: Kinescope Film Produktion; Bergfilm Produktion; ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel.
Contact: Madlen Brückner, farbfilm verleih:


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