Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
7:30pm

GERMAN CURRENTS 2016
Double Feature! In Person Guest!
THE CULPABLE / A HEAVY HEART
Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, with the support of German Films, Deutsche Welle (DW) and The Friends of Goethe, and in-kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, the Austrian Consulate General, and the Consulate General of Switzerland.
Discussion between films with THE CULPABLE director Gerd Schneider.
Los Angeles Premiere!

THE CULPABLE
VERFEHLUNG
2015, 92 min, Germany, Dir: Gerd Schneider

Senior Catholic priests Jakob Völz (a quietly intense Sebastian Blomberg) and Dominik Bertram (Kai Schumann) are preparing to say mass when police arrive and ask Dominik to accompany them to the station. Dominik, who works with troubled youths, is accused of sexually abusing a boy in his care, but Jakob remains convinced of his innocence and embarks on his own investigation. What he discovers throws Jakob into a crisis of faith - torn between his beliefs and loyalty to the church, and his moral outrage and drive to take a stand against injustice. Writer-director Schneider deftly handles the delicate subject matter of this timely story by telling it from an insider’s perspective, allowing the tragedy to unfold frankly and without melodrama. In German and English with English subtitles.


Los Angeles Premiere!

A HEAVY HEART
HERBERT
2015, 109 min, Germany, Dir: Thomas Stuber

Former East German boxing champion Herbert Stamm (Peter Kurth) is an abrasive, tattooed heavyweight now scraping by as a bouncer and debt collector for a local gangster. After he suddenly collapses and is diagnosed with ALS, Herbert realizes his time is limited. Longing to correct his past mistakes, Herbert reaches out to his estranged daughter (Lena Lauzemis), now a mother herself. This reversal of the classic up-and-coming boxer narrative is elevated by Kurth’s powerful portrayal of aggression and vulnerability, as well as cinematographer Peter Matjasko’s gritty depiction of Leipzig’s underbelly. In German with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Oct 22, 2016 • 7:30pm

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