Wildes Herz


In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.

Wildes Herz


wild heart

WED. September 11, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Germany | 2017 | 90:00 min

Director Charly Hübner, Sebastian Schultz


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

Special THANK YOU to the Goethe Institute and WUNDERBAR TOGETHER!

wild heart movie poster
Wild Heart
Charly Hübner and Sebastian Schultz
88 minutes

“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)

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00