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Heart of Stone

Heart Of Stone

Das kalte Herz
The future of German cinema is in good hands with young German actors such as Frederick Lau, Henriette Confurius, and David Schütter.

It’s medieval times in Germany’s Black Forest: Peter and Lisbeth are two young but unfortunate lovers living in a rigid rural community. She comes from a wealthy family of glassblowers; he is a poor coal worker on the lower end of society. To become rich and respected, Peter makes a pact with a devil named Dutch Michael (Moritz Bleibtreu, Stereo 2014), who rips out his heart and replaces it with a stone. Robbed of all feeling, Lisbeth no longer recognizes Peter as the man she once loved and turns against him. There is only one way for him to put things straight: Peter must get his heart back.

Based on the dark fairy tale written by Wilhelm Hauff in 1827, Heart of Stone tells a mythical love story set against the mysterious backdrop of the Black Forest.

WINNERBest Makeup, Best Film Score, German Film Awards 2017
NOMINATEDBest Actor, Best German Film, Jupiter Award 2017
15+ (exemption)
DirectorJohannes Naber
CastFrederick Lau, Henriette Confurius, Moritz Bleibtreu, David Schütter, Milan Peschel, Moritz Bleibtreu
Germany | 2016 | 118 min
German with English subtitles