Wild Heart

a film by Charly Hübner, Sebastian Schultz

Wild Heart

Germany | 2017 | 90:00 min

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Biography / Portrait Music Politics

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“Wildes Herz” 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 who are 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.
( DOK Leipzig, Leopold Grün)
Seal of Approval ’highly recommended’
DOK Leipzig - Worldpremiere and four times awarded:
- DEFA Förderpreis
- Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Instituts
- ver.di Preis für Solidarität, Menschlichkeit und Fairness
- Gedanken-Aufschluss Preis

Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
Cast and Crew
  • Director Charly Hübner, Sebastian Schultz
  • Producer Sebastian Schultz, Lars Jessen
  • Director of Photography Martin Farkas, Roman Schauerte
  • Editor Sebastian Schultz
  • Score Jörg Gollasch
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highly recommended

Production Company
Eichholz Film GmbH
Celsiusweg 15, 22761 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 32537884

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