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TOUGH LOVE

by Rosa Von Praunheim

synopsis

A man set to lose it all, former world karate champion Andreas Marquardt and his fictional counterpart recreate a turbulent past, showcasing a childhood rife with sexual abuse, a career as a pimp, and, ultimately, a lengthy jail sentence. Andreas recounts how his early life choices later led him to get treatment, enabling him to begin anew with the one woman who endured all and stayed with him during his darkest days. Today, he runs a karate school for young children, as well as a number of charities campaigning against child abuse, proving that it's never to late to change.

international title: Tough Love
original title: Härte
country: Germany
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Rosa Von Praunheim
film run: 89'
screenplay: Jürgen Lemke, Nico Woche, Rosa Von Praunheim
cast: Hanno Koffler, Luise Heyer, Katy Karrenbauer, Andreas Marquardt, Marion Erdmann
cinematography by: Nicolai Zörn
film editing: Mike Shephard
art director: Dragan Denda
costumes designer: Ingrid Buhrmann
music: Andreas M. Wolter
production: Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion

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