Today, the comedy “Heiko’s World” by director Dominik Galizia on the Darling Berlin label distributed by UCM.ONE opens in cinemas nationwide. The sold-out premiere for the theatrical release already took place yesterday at City Kino Wedding in Berlin.

The character of Heiko, embodied by Martin Rohde, first appeared in the music video „Nettelbeckplatz“ by Shacke One (published on the YouTube channel of the Berlin hip-hop label Nordachse). The appeal of the character to fans was enormous, resulting in the YouTube series “Heikos Welt“, in which Heiko does everyday things for the little man: he eats currywurst, goes bowling, plays badminton, makes Bolognese, …

Heiko mit Filmteam bei der Kinostratpremiere am 25.05.2022
Martin Rohde with film team at the cinema premiere on 25.05.2022
Audience at the cinema premiere of "Heiko's World" on 25.05.2022 at City Kino Wedding
Audience at the cinema premiere of "Heiko's World" on 25.05.2022 at City Kino Wedding

Synopsis

Heiko’s mother Belinda suffers from keratoconus, a rare condition of the cornea. She is gradually losing her sight and could soon go completely blind if she is not given treatment. Belinda’s eyesight could be restored with the cornea of a deceased donor – but such a transplant costs a lot of money, and the health insurance does not cover it.

For Heiko, this is the beginning of an odyssey through the Berlin pub world: in order to raise the money for his mother’s operation, he faces the best dart players in town, at first reluctantly, but then with growing ambition, euro by euro. They, however, pursue completely different plans and thus draw Heiko into a spiral of madness that he could not have imagined before.

Film team at the premiere on May 25, 2022 at City Kino Wedding
Film team at the premiere on May 25, 2022 at City Kino Wedding
Main actor Martin Rohde at the premiere on May 25, 2022 in the City Kino Wedding
Main actor Martin Rohde at the premiere on May 25, 2022 in the City Kino Wedding
Director Dominik Galizia at the premiere on May 25, 2022 at City Kino Wedding
Director Dominik Galizia at the premiere on May 25, 2022 at City Kino Wedding

Heiko’s World“ is a wacky, loving ode to – and odyssey through – Berlin’s corner pubs with their very own fauna of original characters, full of unexpected twists and turns, and with a main character who grows on us on his beer-soaked hero’s journey.

Heiko's World | Official Excerpt + Announcement

Heiko's World @ City Kino Wedding on May 25, 2022

The film will be shown in the following cinemas from May 26, 2022:

Bamberg:Lichtspiel (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Berlin:Babylon Mitte (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
City Kino Wedding (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Filmrauschpalast (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Ladenkino (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Sputnik (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Braunschweig:Universum Filmtheater (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Dresden:Die Schauburg (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Programmkino Ost (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Hamburg:Elbe Kinos (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Studio Kino (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Jena:Kino am Markt (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Karlsruhe:Schauburg (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Kiel:Studio Filmtheater am Dreiecksplatz (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Leipzig:

Cineplex (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Luru Kino (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Magdeburg:Moritzhof (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Mannheim:Kino im Quadrat (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
München:Neues Maxim (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Münster:Kurbelkiste / Cinema (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Oldenburg:Cine K (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Rostock: Wundervoll (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
TrierBroadway (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Ulm:
Mephisto (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Wiesbaden:Caligari (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)

From June 6, 2022:

Dortmund:Schauburg (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Lübeck:
Koki (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)
Augsburg:Liliom (Tickets für “Heikos Welt“)

Press quotes

“‘Heiko’s World’ is an affectionate, wonderful millieu study with plenty of Berlin snark. This dart hits the heart.” (Bayerischer Rundfunk)

“A delightful experience. One is completely enveloped by this film.” (Kino Zeit)

“[Heiko] is a charismatic identification figure, and the film shows in gently overwrought social realism a world that hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years, and in which there is still a belief in the victory of good and in love.” (Indie Cinema)

“A drama with Berlin snark and a lot of heart. Wonderful!” (3sat)

“‘Heiko’s World’ is an unusual film in many ways and lead actor Martin Rohde is the primus inter pares of a wonderful ensemble.” (Jury Filmfest München)

“Authentic, heartwarming cinematic experience” (rbb television).

“Not a film, but an experience!” (arteschock)

“A gem in the German cinema mishmash, which is remarkably self-confidently staged with heart and soul” (Filmdienst)

“‘Heiko’s World’: from Weddinger pub unique to cult cinema star!” (tag 24)

More information about the movie: Heikos Welt

More information about the film label: Darling Berlin