HANDS OF A MOTHER
Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2016

HANDS OF A MOTHER

Directed by Florian Eichinger

Info

Director: Florian Eichinger
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
PT: DIE HÄNDE MEINER MUTTER
OT: DIE HÄNDE MEINER MUTTER
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Andreas Döhler, Jessica Schwarz, Katrin Pollitt, Heiko Pinkowski
18+

Logline

HANDS OF A MOTHER

A family reunion aboard a ship becomes a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) gets a little cut after going to the bathroom with his grandmother Renate, Markus recalls for the first time what his mother did to him when he was a little boy. Markus and his wife Monika find themselves confronted with an ugly truth of the kind you wouldn’t think a mother capable of.

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Meet the director

HANDS OF A MOTHER

Florian Eichinger

Florian Eichinger was born in Ludwigsburg 1971. After civil service, he worked as a film editor in Hamburg, shooting his first films and music videos. He trained and worked as a TV story editor and went freelance in 1998. His short film DER LETZTE GESELLE won the Murnau short film prize 2003. Eichinger also began shooting commercials in 2005, using the proceeds to shoot his first feature film BERGFEST, which won several awards and screened at numerous festivals. Based on his discussions with audiences, he decided to turn it into a trilogy about domestic violence: NORDSTRAND in 2014, followed by HANDS OF A MOTHER (2016).

Credits

Screenplay: Florian Eichinger
Director of Photography: Timo Schwarz
Film Editor: Jan Gerold
Composer: André Feldhaus
Production Designer: Tamo Kunz
Costume Design: Maren Esdar
Sound: Urs Krüger
Producer: Mike Beilfuß, Florian Eichinger, Matthias Greving, Cord Lappe
Production Company: Kinescope Film GmbH
Co-Production Company: Bergfilm GbR, ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
World Sales: Media Luna New Films UG
Distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH