Demons of the past just won’t let go of Daniel Harris ( Jovan Adepo ) in The Violent Heart . As a nine-year-old, he watches his dearly loved older sister Wendy ( Rayven Symone Ferrell ) sneak out of the family home with a suitcase and get into a car. He secretly follows Wendy and the stranger at the wheel and witnesses when the man suddenly shoots the girl.
In his youth, Daniel then suffers from short temper and violent outbursts that bring him to prison. Now in his mid-20s, he’s more or less under control, but the memory is still tormenting him — especially since the killer’s identity remains unclear to this day. One day he meets Cassie ( Grace Van Patten ) and falls in love with her. But her father ( Lukas Haas ) is against the relationship because of Daniel’s past. Cassie begins to dig into the past about Wendy’s case and uncovers a terrible secret…
New in the home cinema: A thriller, whose extremely evil beginning gives you a punch in the pit of your stomach
«The Violent Heart» had its world premiere in September 2020 at the renowned Deauville American Film Festival in France. The film was released in US cinemas in February 2021. On May 13, 2022, the FSK 16 title will be released in Germany on DVD and Blu-ray . Both formats can already be pre-ordered from the usual providers such as Amazon:
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A real series star in «The Violent Heart»
The thriller drama was directed by First Girl I Loved director Kerem Sanga . Jovan Adepo took on the role of the young man with the terrible childhood experience. The Brit has already accumulated an amazing list of high profile credits. Aside from appearing as Denzel Washington’s son in the critically acclaimed Fences and starring in the Nazi zombie extravaganza Operation: Overlord, most of these have come from television.
Adepo has had long-term engagements in top series such as The Leftovers, Sorry For Your Loss, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Stand and the DC series Watchmen. He was even nominated for an Emmy for his work in the latter. After The Violent Heart, we hope to see him in the highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi show 3 Body Problem on Netflix. There he is one of the protagonists alongside Eiza González, Benedict Wong and Liam Cunningham.
Also starring in The Violent Heart are: Grace Van Patten (Nine Perfect Strangers), Lukas Haas (The Only Witness), Cress Williams (Black Lightning), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Jimmer wieder Jim ‘, ‘Nashville’) and R&B star Mary J. Blige (Oscar nominee for ‘Mudbound’). If you don’t want to miss «The Violent Heart» and other important new releases — whether cinema, streaming or home cinema — then simply subscribe to our free newsletter , which appears every Thursday.
Here is the longer US trailer in English, which includes some additional scene excerpts:
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