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.