Head Burst 2019
Kopfplatzen (original title)
1h 37min | Drama | 2 April 2020 (Germany)
Markus, a good-looking, likable and respected architect, is a paedophile. Bodies of little boys excite him. He suffers tremendously because of this inclination. He tortures himself for it and is disgusted by himself. Nevertheless, the arousal is there. And there is nothing he can do about it. He struggles the most when he is about to become sexual with a boy for the first time. That is when he senses that he will not be able to keep his desire under control for much longer. He is getting more and more isolated. Markus struggles to resist the ever-rising calls in his head to finally ‘do more’ with a boy.
A big difference to the human predators, which is often the subject of abuse: Markus does not want to be a perpetrator. He doesn’t talk his inclination nicely, doesn’t want it at all, even seeks help to get rid of it. Only he doesn’t make it. Because he can’t make it at all: The most shocking scene in head bursts is a conversation with a psychologist, who says Markus bluntly and clearly that there is no cure for pedophilia. There are at most mechanisms to deal with the situation, for example to be aware of dangers. Just like a former alcoholic who can choose not to use the bottle but doesn’t get rid of the inner urge as such.
Director: Savas Ceviz
Writer: Savas Ceviz
Stars: Aris Diamanti, Ercan Durmaz, Isabell Gerschke
Release Date: 2 April 2020 (Germany)
Also Known As: Head Burst