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!
“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)