Theatrical releases

Most movies are produced for the big screens of cinemas. Because of we’re cinema lovers, we want to pay tribute to this fact and therefore we operate our own theatrical distribution in Berlin.

The following films had (or will have) theatrical release on the specified dates and have since been screened in selected cinemas:

Fish in the Fur | Fisch im Fell

by Dean Benzin

It is supposed to be more than just an excursion. Once a year, the village youth group goes away for a few days to experience fellowship and leisure away from home. But this time it is to be more than just fun and recreation. Much more. After a serious fire, the meeting place of six youths, a small hut, is completely destroyed, revealing a casket hidden under the floorboards. The mysterious contents call the group around Lydia to South Tyrol in the mountains. For Theo in his wheelchair, the tour is unthinkable. But he, of all people, is enthusiastic about the idea. He loves the mountains, for him the trip would be a dream. After initial scepticism, Sarah, Johanna, Finn and Luca agree. The journey begins. The destination is a cave near the summit.

Not only the encounter with the transgender punk Ninja causes tensions in the group, but also the hike with the experienced mountain guide Peter brings up fears and self-doubt among the young people. The repercussions tug at the cohesion of the teens among themselves. Can they reach their goal despite the difficulties? And what will await them when they solve the riddle of the mysterious find from the silver capsule?

Theatrical release: May 25, 2023

Artkeim² | 2022 | Adventure | Germany | Original title: “Fisch im Fell

Original title: Fisch im Fell

Director: Dean Benzin

Screenplay: Christian Pasquariello

Actors: Lene Deike, Falco Heidzig, Phelan Brunk, Leabé, Amalia Teuber,  Lukas Bake, Leonie Fries,  Emanuel Fellmer, Kati Ruppert, Frederick Lau, Dieter Hallervorden

Producer: Michael Marintschak, Martin Widiger

Executive producer: Johann Subklew, Dean Benzin

Cinematography: Konstantin Freyer

Editing: Ina Tangermann, Claudio Demel

Sound: Johannes Doberenz, Jörg Weimann

Make-up: Jasmin Arnold

Costumes: Marie Rebscher

Production design: Hans-Dieter „Krolli“ Kroll

Property: Andrea Korb

Music: Max Wege

Sound Design: Marvin Keil

VFX: Lukas Schwabe


Production: Evangelische Jugend Bad Harzburg

Year of production: 2022

Genres: Abenteuer, Jugendfilm

Country: Germany

Language: German


Length: 84 Min

Aspect ratio: 1,85:1

Resolution: DCI 2K Flat

Sound: 5.1 Surround

Rating:  FSK 12

Premiere on November 13, 2022 at the 36th Braunschweig International Film Festival

Filmlabel: Artkeim²

Distributor: UCM.ONE

Theatrical start: May 25, 2023


All information about the movie: Fish in the Fur


🎬 “Fish in the Fur” by Dean Benzin celebrated its premiere last night at the Kant Kino in Berlin

The cinema film “Fish in the Fur” (Artkeim²) premiered at the Kant Kino in Berlin on Thursday, 25 May 2023. An unusual adventure film that begins in the rubble of a burnt-down youth hut in the Harz Mountains and takes the protagonists all the way to South Tyrol in search of a secret cave in…

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🎬 “Fish in the Fur” by Dean Benzin (Artkeim²) opens in cinemas today

The unconventional adventure film “Fish in the Fur” (German title: “Fisch im Fell”) celebrates its release in German cinemas today, May 25, 2023. The unusual film project, which will be released on the film label Artkeim², was created under the auspices of the Protestant Youth Bad Harzburg and the director Dean Benzin. Six film-loving young…

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Gewalten | Forces

by Constantin Hatz

In an isolated village, beyond temporal and geographical localisation, lives 14-year-old Daniel. The life of this gentle and tolerant boy, who only wants to please everyone, is marked by violence and emotional coldness. He sacrifices himself for his family, tries to please his violent big brother and devotedly cares for his terminally ill father, who longs for his own end but does not dare to end his life himself.

In the forest, Daniel meets Marcel, an outcast who has returned to the village after many years and ekes out a living by fighting dogs. The two are united by their receptivity to the comforting silence of the forest and an intense relationship with nature. With a stoic expression, Daniel endures his dashed hopes as well as the humiliations of his emotionally stunted fellow men, as if he wants to avoid becoming just like them until the very end – even if that means surrendering to raw nature in the end.

Theatrical release: May 11, 2023

Artkeim² | 2022 | Drama | Germany | Original Titel: “Gewalten

Original title: Gewalten

Screenplay & director: Constantin Hatz

Actors: Malte Oskar Frank (Daniel), Robert Kuchenbuch (Vater), Paul Wollin (Marcel), Eric Cordes  (Michael), Ben Felipe (Lukas), Susanne Bredehöft (Erika), Beatrix Strobel (Ivana), Mohamed Haj Younis (Karim), Bashar Kanan (Karims Bruder), Nahla Nabil (Karims Mutter), Ludger Bökelmann (Freund von Lukas), Christian Schneeweiß (Bestatter), Max Koch (Sportlehrer) und Robert Gallinowski† (Trainer)

Producer: Matthias Greving, Janina Sara Hennemann, Kirsten Lukaczik

Cinematography: Rafael Starman

Editing: Marco Rottig

Sound: Corinna Zink

Technical department: Deborah Bode, Nico Flach, Tristan Hurlbrink


Production company: Kinescope Film GmbH, Bremen

Year of production: 2022

Genre: Drama

Country: Deutschland

Language: Deutsch

Subtitles: English, German (SDH, bafA)


Lenght: 147 Min

Aspect ratio: 2,39:1 (DCI-2K Scope)

Sound: Surround 5.1

Resolution: 2048×858

Rating: FSK 12

Other title:

English: Forces

Label: Artkeim²

Distributor: UCM.ONE

Theatrical start: May 11, 2023


All information about the movie: Forces


🎬 “Forces” by Constantin Hatz (Artkeim²) in cinemas from today onwards

The arthouse drama “Forces” by Austrian director Constantin Hatz opens today in German cinemas on the Artkeim² label distributed by UCM.ONE. “Forces” manages without a single note of music in its almost 150 minutes. Cinematographer Rafael Starman‘s images were awarded the “Heiner Carow Prize for the Promotion of German Cinematic Art“ at the 2022 Berlinale. Synopsis In an…

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🎬 Premiere tour of “Forces” (Artkeim²) starts today at Schauburg in Bremen

Kinescope and UCM.ONE Filmverleih invite you to the theatrical release tour of the film “Forces” (German original title: “Gewalten”), which starts today, Wednesday 10 May 2023, in Bremen. The production directed by Constantin Hatz will also be presented in Kiel and Hamburg on this tour. The film “Forces”, which is marketed on the film label…

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One In A Million

by Joya Thome

The documentary tells the story of two teenage girls on different continents who are connected by their screens and their passion for gymnastics. Amidst the dazzling world of social media, they begin to figure out who they are and what they want out of life.

Whitney Bjerken from the USA is a world-famous YouTuber and gifted singer-songwriter. The quiet but sensitive Yara from Germany is one of her biggest fans. Connected by the glittering world of social media and their passion for gymnastics, they begin to find out who they are and what they want from life. A coming-of-age film about success and loneliness, friendship and first love, queer coming out and the courage to find your own voice.

Director Joya Thome’s first feature-length documentary has become a poetic psychogram of the social media generation. The film tells the story of two girls – fan and idol – who vacillate between vulnerability and strength, between the external image and their inner truth.

Theatrical release: April 20, 2023

NONFY Documentaries | 2022 | Documentary | Germany | Original title: “One In A Million

Original title: One In A Million

Director: Joya Thome

Sreenplay: Lydia Richter, Joya Thome, Philipp Wunderlich

Cinematography: Lydia Richter

Sound: Philipp Wunderlich

Editing: Jamin Benazzouz, BFS

Music: Hundreds – Philipp Milner

Sound Design: Felix Roggel

Mixing: Lasse Kröger

Production Coordination: Isis Struiksma

Production Manager: Martina Hedwig

Producer: Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler

Editorial (NDR): Timo Großpietsch


Production company: Flare Film GmbH

Year of production: 2022

Genre: Documentary

Country: Germany

Film locations: Georgia (USA), Neumünster/ Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)


Lenght: ca. 84 Min.

Rating: FSK 0

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Sound: Stereo

Language: German, English (available with English UT and in German VO)

Resolution: 2K


All information about the movie: One In A Million


🎬 “One In A Million” by Joya Thome opens in cinemas today (NONFY Documentaries)

The documentary film “One In A Million” opens today in German cinemas on the film label NONFY Documentaries. The documentary for children and young people by Joya Thome tells the story of two teenage girls in Georgia (USA) and Northern Germany who are digitally connected through their social media activities and their passion for gymnastics.…

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The Mission

by Tania Anderson

Each year, over 60,000 missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, usually referred to as Mormons) are sent around the world to preach their gospel. The documentary follows four American LDS teenagers who have received a mission from God that takes them from their families and the safety of their remote, religion-filled bubbles to the icy, forested reaches of Finland, home to the least religious, most closed-minded and sceptical people in Europe.

The journey they embark on will prove to be the most emotionally and psychologically difficult time of their young lives. As these wide-eyed, passionate teenagers struggle with the absence of their families, language hurdles, aching feet and daily rejection, they are pushed beyond their limits and fall deeper and deeper into their faith.

Theatrical release: March 31, 2023

NONFY Documentaries | 2022 | Documentary | Finland, Germany | Original title: “The Mission

Original title: The Mission

Director: Tania Anderson

Cinematography: Antti Savolainen

Editing: Suvi Solja

Sound: Janis Grossmann-Alhambra, Isa Köroglu

Music: Mikko Joensuu


Production companies: Danish Bear Productions, Dirk Manthey Film

Producer: Isabella Karhu, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

Genre: Documentary

Countries: Finland, Germany


Lenght: ca. 96 Min.

Rating: FSK 6

Aspect ratio: Cinemascope (21:9)

Sound: Stereo

Resolution: 2K


All information about the movie: The Mission


🎬 The documentary “The Mission” (NONFY Documentaries) starts today in German cinemas

Today, “The Mission” start in German cinemas on the UCM.ONE label NONFY Documentaries. The film by British-American-Swiss director Tania Anderson shows the life on “mission” of a group of young missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They leave their home in the USA to convert the most unreligious, closed-minded and sceptical…

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The Mission

🎬 The documentary film “The Mission” by Tania Anderson will be released in German cinemas at the end of March

UCM.ONE is bringing the documentary film “The Mission” to German cinemas on 30 March 2023 on the NONFY Documentaries label in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The film by British-American-Swiss director Tania Anderson had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2022. The international documentary production, a co-production of Danish Bear Productions (Finland) and Dirk…

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Barricade | Barrikade

by David Klammer

In order to save the Dannenröder forest from being cleared for a new motorway route, climate activists occupied the forest in October 2019. For over a year, they lived in tree houses well over 20 metres above the ground, creating an alternative living and open space. A year later, with the start of the clearing season, the clearing of the structures and the clearing of the aisle for the motorway A49 began. With creativity, courage and music, the squatters resisted and engaged in civil disobedience until finally, on 8 December 2020, the last tree fell with the last tree house. David Klammer documents the protests against the clearing of the Dannenröder Forest for the planned motorway expansion photographically and with a film camera. His film accompanies the activists from September to December 2020.

The film “Barricade” has been honoured with numerous awards and has been shown at renowned film festivals. Here is a selection: Snowdance Film Festival, Auroville Film Festival, Hofer Filmtage, Kasseler Dokfest, Eco Film Festival in Portland/USA, Peleponnisos Film Festival (Greece), Transitions Film Festival (Australia).

Theatrical release: February 02, 2023

NONFY Documentaries | 2021 | Documentary | Germany | Original title: “Barrikade” | English Titles: “Barricade – Pictures of a Forest Occupation”; “Barricade”

Original title: Barrikade

Director: David Klammer

Cinematography: David Klammer

Sound: David Klammer

Editing: David Klammer


Produktion: David Klammer

Year of production: 2020

Genre: Documentary

Country: Germany


Lenght: ca. 83 Min.

Rating: FSK 6

Aspect ratio: Cinemascope (21:9)

Sound: Stereo

Resolution: 2K


All information about the movie: Barricade


🎬 “Barricade” by David Klammer (NONFY Documentaries) available on DVD and digitally

The award-winning documentary “Barricade” (NONFY Documentaries), which documents the courageous resistance of climate activists in Dannenröder Forst against the clearing for a new motorway route, is also available on DVD and online from today. Photographer and director David Klammer’s film captures the extraordinary story of the activists who occupied the forest in October 2019 and…

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🎬 “Barricade” by David Klammer opens in cinemas nationwide

As of today, the documentary “Barricade” by award-winning Cologne-based photographer and filmmaker David Klammer, distributed by UCM.ONE on the NONFY Documentaries label, can be seen in cinemas nationwide. The coal company RWE is currently in the process of finally demolishing Lützerath despite the coal phase-out and massively expanding the Garzweiler open-cast mine. In recent weeks,…

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Second Thoughts | Ich Ich Ich

by Zora Rux

Marie (Elisa Plüss) is blindsided by her boyfriend Julian (Thomas Fränzel) with a marriage proposal at his brother’s wedding in front of the assembled family. Marie has no clue how to react to this. She piles into the countryside to think about herself, her life and her relationship alone. Alone? In her mother’s vacation home, things soon become increasingly cramped and absurd: because Marie’s thoughts suddenly take shape, her thought people become more numerous and penetrating. They force possible baby names on her, an ex-boyfriend climbs down from trees, and a “lyrical me” in a sari proclaims Marie’s inner world in verse. Finally, her would-be fiancé arrives for real in the deceptive loneliness of the Uckermark, bringing with him a whole busload of his own thought people….

What would happen if you showed your thoughts to each other? How much honesty can a relationship take? In her first feature film, director Zora Rux, a longtime collaborator of Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson, uses poetic tableaux to tell a surrealistic, comic story about the search for the true self.

Theatrical release: December 01, 2022

Darling Berlin | 2021 | Comedy, Drama | Germany | Original title: “Ich Ich Ich” | English Title: “Second Thoughts”

Original title: Ich Ich Ich

Written & directed by: Zora Rux

Cast: Elisa Plüss, Thomas Fränzel, Lola Klamroth, Sebastian Schneider, Judith van der Werff, Henriette Confurius, Wenka von Mikulicz, Paul Lux, Pablo Grant

Producers: Leonie Minor, Roxana Richters, Fred Burle

Camera: Jesse Mazuch

Editing: Zora Rux, Kalle Boman, Martin Herold, Henning Stöve

Sound: Robert Hefter

Music: Ben Rössler, Jonathan Ritzel, Mister Milano


Production: German Film and Television Academy Berlin GmbH

Co-Production: Zora Rux, Fred Burle

Production Year: 2021

Genres: Comedy

Country: Germany

Language: German


Length: 85 Min

FSK: 6

Aspect ratio: 1:1,85

Sound: Dolby Surround 5.1

Filmlabel: Darling Berlin

Distribution: UCM.ONE

Theatrical release: December 01, 2022


All information about the movie: Second Thoughts

🎬 “Second Thoughts” (Darling Berlin) by Zora Rux in German cinemas as of today

Today the moving feature film “Second Thoughts” (German title: “Ich Ich Ich”) by director Zora Rux on the Darling Berlin label distributed by UCM.ONE opens in cinemas nationwide. The premiere took place yesterday at the KuturBrauerei in Berlin. What would happen if you showed each other your thoughts? How much honesty can a relationship take?…

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🎬 Cinema launch of “Second Thoughts” (Darling Berlin) at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin

UCM.ONE celebrated the nationwide theatrical release of Zora Rux’s absurd comedy “Second Thoughts” (German title: “Ich Ich Ich”) on Wednesday evening at Berlin’s Kulturbrauerei in the presence of the filmmaker, cast and crew. The Darling Berlin film starring Elisa Plüss and Thomas Fränzel will be released in German cinemas on Thursday 01 December 2022 and…

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Heiko’s World | Heikos Welt

by Dominik Galizia

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.

„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.

Theatrical release: May 26, 2022

Darling Berlin | 2021 | Comedy | Germany | Original title: “Heikos Welt” | English title: Heikos World”

Director: Dominik Galizia

Screenplay: Dominik Galizia

Cast: Martin Rohde, Leyla Roy, Heike Hanold-Lynch, Hans-Jürgen Alf, Franz Rogowski, Dieter Weichbrodt, Werner Böhnke, Detlef Rothermund, Shacke One, Molockk Dilemma, Gerdy Zint, Herlod Vomeer

Producer: Dominik Galizia

Executive producer: Alexander Schoeller

Cinematography: Elias C.J. Köhler

Editing: Daniel Kundrat

Sound: Nico Berthold, Andy Schlegel

Sound engineer: Ludwig Bestehorn

Head lighting: Joël Kinast

Visual Effects: Bastian Schreitling

Scene design: Philipp Droste

Makeup: Mandy Sossmann

Styling: Tanina Holz

Music (Score): Andy Schlegel

Production management: Thomas Otto

Assistant director: Sven Pfizenmaier


Production companies: Alexander Schoeller Production, Mutter & Vater Filmproduktion

Year of production: 2021

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitle: English


Length: 118 Min

Rating: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 2.4 : 1

Sound: Surround 5.1, Stereo 2.0

Resolution: 4K



2021 Filmfest Munich: “New German Cinema Award” as best actor -> Martin Rohde

2021 Achtung Berlin: “Prize of the most audience-attracting film” -> Heiko‘s World


Theatrical start Germany: May 26, 2022


All information about the movie: Heiko’s World

🎬 “Heiko’s World” (Darling Berlin) from April programme highlight at Paramount+

From April 1, 2023, the Darling Berlin film “Heiko’s World” (German title: “Heikos Welt”) will be one of the highlights of the Paramount+ streaming service in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The film by Dominik Galizia has been running in German cinemas without interruption for ten months and has reached almost 25,000 viewers there so far.…

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🎬 Heiko’s World (Darling Berlin) is part of the pre-selection for the German Film Award 2023

The Darling Berlin comedy “Heiko’s World” (Original German title: “Heikos Welt”) by Dominik Galizia is part of the pre-selection for the “Lola” 2023. The German Film Award will be presented in several categories on 12 May 2023 in Berlin. The final nominees will be announced on 24 March. last year, the Darling Berlin film Nico…

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by Eline Gehring

The self-confident and lively German-Persian Nico loves her job as a geriatric nurse and is popular with everyone because of her easy-going and sympathetic manner. She enjoys the Berlin summer with her best friend Rosa until a racist attack suddenly tears her out of her carefree everyday life. Nico realises that she doesn‘t belong as self-evidently as she always thought. Haunted by flashbacks of the terrible attack, she withdraws more and more into herself.

Not only Rosa loses touch with her, but also her clients fail to recognise the young woman. Nico feels that things cannot go on like this and turns to the gruff karate champion Andy. With him she begins a tough training programme which helps her to channel her anger and discover her own strength, but she also loses touch with herself. When Nico eventually meets the Macedonian woman Ronny, a connection develops between the two that causes Nico to question the path she has chosen.

Theatrical release: May 12, 2022

Darling Berlin | 2021 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Nico

Director: Eline Gehring

Screenplay: Sara Fazilat, Francy Fabritz, Eline Gehring

Cast: Sara Fazilat, Sara Klimoska, Javeh Asefdjah, Andreas Marquardt, Brigitte Kramer, Isidoro Fernandez Mompelier, Sabrina Tannen

Producer: Sara Fazilat

Cinematography: Francy Fabritz

Editing: Eline Gehring

Sound: Andreas Otto, Ye Linlin Cardrage, Olga Nosva, Meik-René Enderlein, Justus Wirth, Matthias Rupp, DingDing Jiang, Anna Roznowska

Music: Zeina Azouqah, Doro Bohr, Konstantin Wecker


Production companies: Third Culture Kids & DFFB – Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin

Year of production: 2021

Genre: Drama

Country: Germany

Language: German, English, Persian

Subtitles: German for the hearing impaired, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Russian, Arabic, Chinese


Lenght: 79 Min

Rating: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1: 2.00

Sound: 5.1 Surround, 2.0 Stereo

Resolution: 2K Flat (24 fps)



2021 Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival: Max Ophüls Prize for the” Best Actress” -> Sara Fazilat

2021 First Steps: “No Fear Award” -> Sara Fazilat

2021 QueerScope: “Queer Scope Debut Film Award” for the best feature debut -> Nico

2021 Braunschweig International Film Festival: “Braunschweiger Filmpreis” for best young actor -> Sara Fazilat

2021 Biberach Film Festival: “Debüt-Biber” for the best debut film -> Nico

2021 FILMZ Festival of German Cinema: “Audience Award” in the feature film competition -> Nico

2021 Radstadt Film Festival: “Youth Jury Award” for the best film -> Nico

2022 Bavarian Film Award: “Best young actress” -> Sara Fazilat



National premiere: 42nd Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival, 2021

International Premiere: 24th Shanghai International Film Festival, 2021


Theatrical start Germany: May 12, 2022


All information about the movie: Nico

🎬 Paramount+ launches today in Germany, Austria and Switzerland incl. the Darling Berlin film “Nico”

The new streaming provider Paramount+ launches today, 8 December, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland including the Darling Berlin film “Nico”. Paramount+ is a new streaming service for Hollywood blockbusters, exclusive originals, series and shows. The streaming service is available via the Sky Q platform and via Sky on Demand. There, Paramount+ can also be added…

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Trümmermädchen – Germany Year Zero

by Oliver Kracht

Germany, 1946. Hunger, rubble, returning soldiers. Charlotte is pregnant, but her beloved homecomer wants neither her nor his child. To win him over and escape the threat of disgrace, she enrols in the “Fräulein Course” run by actress Gloria Deven, who was an aspiring film starlet under fascism and is now banned from working. But Gloria, with her merciless teaching, is not interested in reviving the girls’ coquetry, which has become unnecessary during the war. Instead, she awakens in Lotte a longing for something that has been denied her for too long: Freedom.

“Trümmermädchen – Germany Year Zero” tells the story of young women’s self-empowerment against the backdrop of the ruins of World War II in intense, extraordinary images and is a blazing plea for cohesion and sisterhood.

Theatrical release: March 24, 2022

Artkeim² | 2021 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Trümmermädchen – Die Geschichte der Charlotte Schumann

Director: Oliver Kracht

Producer: Simon Buchner

Executive Producer: Marco Grönwoldt, Lennart Lenzing

Cast: Laura Balzer, Valery Tscheplanowa, Lena Urzendowsky, Anna Gesa-Raija Lappe, Katja Hutko, Lara Feith, Till Wonka, Henning Flüsloh, Philipp Karner

Cinematography: Marvin Schatz

Editing: Petja Nedeltscheva

Sound: Max Kersten, Fabian Klein, Johannes Kunz, Jan Lukas Mielke, Johannes Schelle

Costume design: Hannah Ebenau, Sabrina Krämer

Production design: Yvonne Leuze

Music: Patrick Puszko

Makeup: Paolo Celano, Charlotte Fleck, Tim Scheidig

Casting: Nina Haun


Production companies: Simonsays Pictures, Südwestrundfunk (SWR)

Year of production: 2021

Genre: Drama

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese


Length: 122 Min

Sound: Surround 5.1, Surround 7.1

Aspect ratio: 1:2.39

Resolution: 2K Scope

Rating: FSK 16

Theatrical release Germany: March 24, 2022



2019 Berlinale: “Thomas Strittmatter Prize” from the MFG Film Fund Baden-Württemberg for the best manuscript -> Oliver Kracht

2021 International Hof Film Festival: “Bild-Kunst-Förderpreis for Best Costume Design” -> Hannah Ebenau & Sabrina Krämer

2021 International Hof Film Festival: “Bild-Kunst-Förderpreis for Best Production Design” -> Yvonne Leuze



October 2021, 55th Hofer Filmtage; Bild-Kunst-Förderpreis for the Best Costume Design (Hannah Ebenau and Sabrina Krämer) and the Best Production Design” (Yvonne Leuze); Special Mention Jury of the Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino.


All information about the movie: Trümmermädchen – Germany Year Zero

🎬 “Trümmermädchen – Germany Year Zero” available from today on DVD and VoD portals

The feature film “Trümmermädchen – Die Geschichte der Charlotte Schumann” by director Oliver Kracht is available from today on the Artkeim² label on DVD as well as on VoD portals. The film, for whose screenplay Oliver Kracht was already awarded the Thomas Strittmatter Prize at the Berlinale in 2019, celebrated its world premiere at the…

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🎬 Theatrical release “Trümmermädchen – Germany Year Zero” by Oliver Kracht

Today the feature film “Trümmermädchen – Germany Year Zero” by director Oliver Kracht is being released nationwide in cinemas on the Artkeim² label distributed by UCM.ONE. The premiere took place yesterday at the KuturBrauerei in Berlin. The film, for whose screenplay Oliver Kracht was already awarded the Thomas Strittmatter Prize at the Berlinale in 2019,…

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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

by Bill Ross & Turner Ross

In the shadow of the bright lights of Las Vegas, the last round has come for a much-loved dive, the Roaring 20s, home and family substitute for a motley crew of regulars who find distraction from their rough everyday lives here. This is the basic idea of Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, a film in which reality is as unreal as the world the regulars escape. It is a mosaic of very different life stories and tells of the last hours of a pub in which we meet people who grapple with the past while facing an uncertain future and who sing loudly while their ship goes down.

Filmmaking duo Bill and Turner Ross paint a portrait of a tiny world before the sinking, but one that still provides warmth and comfort to its inhabitants. The filmmakers’ unusual and compelling approach to non-fictional storytelling makes for a foggy memory of events lost in empty shot glasses and clouds of smoke.

Theatrical release: December 02, 2021

NONFY Documentaries | 2020 | Documentary | USA | Original title: “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

Producers: Michael Gottwald, Chere Theriot

Executive producers: Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, David Eckles, Minette Nelson, Matt Sargeant, Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, Josh Penn

Featuring: Michael Martin, Cheryl Fink, Marc Paradis, John Nerichow, Lowell Landes, Ira J. Clark, Bruce Hadnot, Pete Radcliffe, Felix Cardona, Al Page, Rikki Redd, Pam Harperm, Shay Walker, Tra Walker, Trevor Moore, Kevin Lara, David S. Lewis, Kamari Stevens, Sophie Woodruff, Miriam Arkin

Cinematography: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

Visual Effects: Josiah Holmes Howison, Markus Rutledge

Editing: Bill Ross IV

Music: Rafael Triebel, Fabian Saul

Visual Effects: Josiah Holmes Howison, Markus Rutledge


Country: USA

Language: English

Subtitles: German

Aspect Ratio: 1:1.78

Sound: Surround 5.1
Resolution: Ultra HD (4K)



Theatrical release: December 02, 2021



2020 Nevada City Film Festival, US: “Best film of the festival” -> Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
2020 Nevada City Film Festival, US: “Best documentary of the festival” -> Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
2020 True/False Film Fest: “Best documentary” -> Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
2020 Champs-Élysées Film Festival: “Best director” at American feature films -> Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
2021 Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US: “Heterodox Award” for the best contribution -> Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets


All information about the movie: Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

“Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” (NONFY Documentaries) in cinemas from today onwards

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets will be released in German cinemas on Thursday, 02 December 2021 via the label NONFY Documentaries and distributed by UCM.ONE. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2020 and its international premiere at the Berlinale in the Panorama section the same year, before going on…

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Theatrical release “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” on December 02, 2021

The acclaimed documentary Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets by directors Bill and Turner Ross will open in cinemas nationwide on 02 December 2021, distributed by UCM.ONE on the NONFY Documentaries label. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and its international premiere at the Berlinale in the Panorama section the…

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Notes of Berlin

by Mariejosephin Schneider

A day and a night in Berlin: Karma drives an electric wheelchair, a flat share casting ends up with a squatting, a cook and a stray dog become kings, everyone is looking for an expectant father and a rabbit makes a nerd finally get to know his neighbours. Do Berlin taxis actually drive all the way to the Eiffel Tower? And who is the Queen of Berlin? All these stories and more are told by Notes of Berlin, inspired by real notes and notices found by attentive Berliners on lampposts, in stairwells or in backyards and then published on Joab Nist’s cult blog

The film strolls with us through the city and takes an amused, sensitive look at people and situations that might otherwise be overlooked. It is a declaration of love for Berlin, shows the everyday madness and chance encounters and makes the city the protagonist, because: “The heart of the city beats in the street”. 

Theatrical release: September 09, 2021

Darling Berlin | 2020 | Comedy | Germany | Original title: “Notes of Berlin

Director: Mariejosephin Schneider

Co-author: Thomas Gerhold

Actors: (in the order of appearance): Paul Boche, Louit Lippstreu, Lana Ellenrieder (in „Der Unfall“); Gareth Lennon, Olivia Kundisch (in „Man With Van“); Bartholomew Sammut, Axel Werner (in „Ein Hund steigt aus“); Katja Sallay, Zoe Steinbrenner, Matus Krajnak, Ardian Hartono, Malwina Senkiw (in “WG-Casting“), Yeliz Simsek, Jale Arikan, Nisan Arikan, Gizem Cetin, Şükriye Dönmez, Attila Kabuk, Ali Ekber, Hasan H. Tasgin, Helena Abay, Asil Aydin (in „Das türkische Café); Resit Ballikaya (in „“Wir sind Könige!“); Mex Schlüpfer, Stephanie Stremler (in „Das Karma dankt“); Tom Lass, Marko Dyrlich, Maria Mägdefrau, Taneshia Abt (in „Kaninchen/Hase“); Andrea Sawatzki, Leopold Altenburg, Frizzipina Schneider (in „Mutter an der Kreuzung“); Edgar Harter, Marc Philipps (in „Die Vernissage“); Holger Behr, Stella Sai Musall, Sandra Julia Reils, Maximilian Gehrlinger, Jarl Lando Beger, Alucard, Alice D (in „Queen von Berlin“); Gernot Kunert, Sean Black (in „Taxi nach Paris“); Warsama Guled, Alexander Martschewski, Ben Gibson, Frederik von Lüttichau, Nizam Namidar (in „Kleine Diebe“); Richard Dreher, Alaaddin Kemec (in „Was heisst denn Contemplate“)

Producers: Martin Danisch, Clemens Köstlin

Associate Producer: Joab Nist

Image design and grading: Carmen Treichl

Editing: Inge Schneider

Set design: Greta Truetken, Nathalie Panther, Bohdan Adam Wozniak

Costume design: Susanne Weiske, Julia Blazek

Make-up: Stefanie Lewandowski

Music: Rafael Triebel, Fabian Saul

Sound Design: Niklas Kammertöns

Soundmix: Alexandre Leser

Production management DFFB: Andreas Louis

Production management: Clemens Köstlin

Editorial RBB: Verena Veihl, Cooky Ziesche


Year of production: 2020

Genre: Comedy

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: September 09, 2021


Lenght: 103 Min

FSK: 12

Aspect ratio: 1:1.33

Framerate: 25 fps

Sound: Surround 5.1, Stereo 2.0

Resolution: 2k digital



2020 Biberach Film Festival: “Best Debut Film” -> Mariejosephin Schneider

2020 Biberach Film Festival: “Audience Beaver” -> Notes of Berlin

2020 Biberach Film Festival: “Student Beaver” -> Notes of Berlin


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🎬 “Notes of Berlin” by Mariejosephin Schneider available on DVD and at download portals

The film “Notes of Berlin” by director Mariejosephin Schneider is available as of today on DVD as well as on download portals. The stories were inspired by real note messages found in the streets of the city and published by Joab Nist on his cult blog They are typical of the Berlin cityscape, tell…

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The 17th achtung berlin film festival starts today and has two films from “Darling Berlin” in its program

The achtung berlin Filmfestival starts today in the 17th edition and will show many new films until September 12th, all of which have something to do with or around Berlin. Our film label Darling Berlin also features two films in the program: “Notes of Berlin”” by Mariejosephin Schneider and “Nico” by Eline Gehring. The film…

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Dark Dreamers | Albträumer

by Philipp Klinger

Since her older brother Dennis jumped to his death two years ago, 17-year-old Rebekka has been trying in vain to come to terms with his suicide. Her parents are mainly concerned with maintaining their bourgeois façade and, like the village community, have long since identified a “culprit” for Dennis’ death: Vincent, his best friend, who jumped off the bridge with him at the time and miraculously survived the fall. When Vincent returns to the small town in the Black Forest after a long absence, the old scars are reopened. Rebekka, however, sees in the dismissive eccentric the only hope of finally understanding who her brother really was. Against the vehement resistance of Rebekka’s parents, the two young people grow closer and a tempestuous love affair develops that is both healing and increasingly destructive. Rebekka is drawn deeper into her brother’s emotional world than she would like. When the situation escalates, she has to make a tough decision.

„Dark Dreamers“  (German title: “Albträumer” is a coming-of-age drama with mystery elements, told in intoxicating images and sensitively acted, in which a young woman’s painful search for answers collides with the mental and emotional confinement of her surroundings.

Theatrical release: August 12, 2021

Artkeim² | 2020 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Dark Dreamers

Director: Philipp Klinger

Screenplay: Simon Thummet, Philipp Klinger (Book editing)

Actors: Sarah Mahita, Béla Gabor Lenz, Stephan Szasz, Birge Schade, Andreas Warmbrunn, Gustav Schmidt, Valerie Stoll, Julia Brendler

Producer: Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich

Production manager: Sebastian Ebert

Production coordinator: Patricia Langenhan

Cinematography: Adrian Langenbach

Sound: Christoph Schilling

Editing: Bastian Epple

Visual Effekcts: Marco Zanoni

Production design: Cosima Vellenzer

Costume design: Teresa Crosser

Make-up: Heidi Wick

Sound Design: Robin Harff

Music: Francesco Wilking, Patrick Reising

Mixing: Clemens Grulich


Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: German, English


Theatrical release: August 12, 2021


Lenght: 93 Min

Rating: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1

Framerate: 25 fps

Resolution: digital 2K



2020 exground filmfest Wiesbaden: Jury Award “Best International Youth Film” -> Dark Dreamers

2020 exground filmfest Wiesbaden: audience award “best feature film” -> Dark Dreamers


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🎬 “Dark Dreamers”available on DVD and VoD from 21 January 2022

The moving feature film “Dark Dreamers” (German title: “Albträumer”) by director Philipp Klinger will be released on DVD on 21 January 2022 on UCM.ONE’s Artkeim² label and as VoD on portals including Apple TV, Prime Video, Kino on Demand, Maxdome, Videociety, Google, Videoload and Vimeo. The film had its theatrical release on 12 August 2021. In…

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“Dark Dreamers” wins the Goethe-Institut’s Children’s and Youth Film Award at the 26th Schlingel Festival

We are very happy to announce that Philipp Klinger’s feature film debut “Dark Dreamers” (German title: “Albträumer”), which was released by UCM.ONE on the label Artkeim² on August 12, was honored with the Goethe-Institut’s “Children’s and Youth Film Award ” at the Chemnitz Youth Film Festival Schlingel. The film, with a great cast including Sarah…

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Los Reyes

by Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff

Los Reyes (English: “The Kings“) is the oldest skate park in the Chilean capital Santiago. But this movie is not primarily about the skaters, but about the real kings in this mircocosm: Futbol and Chola, two unseparable stray dogs that have found a home in the park between speeding skateboards and noisy teenagers. The younger and livelier Chola loves to play with the balls that are lying around everywhere. Her favourite game consists in putting them on the edge of the bowls where the skaters show their tricks and to try to catch them just before they fall down. Futbol, the older of the pair, often watches her game umpatiently. He in turn is always carrying something in his mouth and finds great fun in dragging things around and gnawing them off. The teenagers around have their own stories and problems, which can be followed in the background in their conversations while the camera captures the subtle interaction between the two dogs as they are slumbering, chasing a ball or just mooching around.

The movie is a meditative, almost fairy-tale like and at the same time very touching documentary film which tells a whole world through the observation of two dogs.

Theatrical release: July 08, 2021

NONFY Documentaries | 2018 | Documentary | Chile | Original title: “Los Reyes

Directors: Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff

Executive Producer: Maite Alberdi

Co-produder: Dirk Manthey

Cinematography: Pablo Valdés, Adolfo Mesías

Production companies: Perut + Osnoviko Ltda, Dirk Manthey Film UG

Countries: Chile, Germany

Language: Spanisch

Subtitles: German, English


Theatrical release: July 08, 2021


Länge: 75 Min

Rating: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1:1.78

Resolution: Full HD



2019 Amsterdam, International Documentary Film Festival: “Special Jury Award” for the best documentary -> Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff

2019 Millennium Docs Against Gravity:National Geographic Award” for the best cinematography -> Pablo Valdés

2019 Viña del Mar Film Festival: “Grand Paoa” for the best documentary -> Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff


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🎬 Available today on DVD: “Los Reyes” (NONFY Documentaries)

As of today, the acclaimed documentary “Los Reyes – Königliche Streuner” (English title: “Los Reyes”) by directors Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff is available on DVD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through UCM.ONE’s NONFY Documentaries label. Summary: Los Reyes (“The Kings”) is the oldest skate park in the Chilean capital Santiago. This film, however, is not…

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Today sees the theatrical release of “Los Reyes” by Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff

The time has come: Today the wonderful documentary “Los Reyes” by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff officially hits German cinemas, distributed by UCM.ONE on the NONFY Documentaries label! The release premiere will take place tonight at 8:30pm at the B-Ware Ladenkino in Berlin, the two directors will be joining us from Santiago de Chile via…

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Anonymous Animals

by Baptiste Rouveure

The experimental feature film “Anonymous Animals” is set in a world where the positions of power of humans and animals have been reversed. In oppressive images and without any dialogue, the film draws its viewers into gloomy landscapes shrouded in mist and into sparsely lit rooms where frightened humans face a gruesome fate and are thrown back on their instincts. Escape from the dominant animals appears to be the only possible way out….

The film combines the everyday horror that takes place around the human use of animals with a disturbing premise: What if the roles were reversed? Since its premiere, the film has had an enormously successful festival career at the most prestigious international genre film festivals and has won numerous awards.

Theatrical release: May 13, 2021

Artkeim² | 2020 | Fantasy, Horror | France | Original title: “Les animaux anonymes

Director: Baptiste Rouveure

Writer: Baptiste Rouveure

Actors: Thierry Marcos, Aurélien Chilarsky, Pauline Guilpain, Emilien Lavaut

Producer: Michael Kraetzer, Nicolás Onetti

Production company: Anonymous Animals Films

Country: France

Language: none


Theatrical release Germany, Austria & Switzerland): May 13, 2021

DVD/Blu-Ray release date: June 18, 2021

VoD release date: June 18, 2021


Length: 64 Min

Rating: FSK 16

Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1

Resolution: Full-HD



2020 Cinemafantastique International Genre Film Fest: Best Feature Film -> Anonymous Animals Films

2020 Derby Film Festival: Best Genre Feature Film -> Anonymous Animals Films

2020 FANtastic Horror Film Festival, San Diago: Best of the Fest -> Michael Kräuter, Nicolás Onetti

2020 Maracay International Film & Video Festival: Fantastic Feature Film -> Anonymous Animals Films

2020 Molins Film Festival: Best Photography -> Emmanuel Dauchy, Kevin Brunet, Baptiste Rouveure


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Anonymous Animals” available from today on Blu-Ray, DVD and VoD portals

UCM.ONE is releasing the French film “Anonymous Animals” by Baptiste Rouveure today on Blu-Ray, DVD and VoD portals on the Artlkeim² label in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Director Baptiste Rouveure’s experimental feature film is set in a world where power positions are reversed – positions are swapped between humans and animals. In a remote field…

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“Anonymous Animals” by Baptiste Rouveure celebrates its theatrical release today hybrid

The French film “Anonymous Animals” by Baptiste Rouveure starts today hybrid in cinemas with UCM.ONE on the Artlkeim² label. In this case, “hybrid” means that the film can be seen in some open cinemas, but it is also available on the Kino on Demand platform and via Cinemalovers in “virtual cinemas” at the same time. The last two options…

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by Lisa Charlotte Friederich

The film takes place in a near future: the number of terrorist attacks has increased so drastically that encounters with other people and any form of cultural life only take place in virtual space. Public gatherings are prohibited for security reasons. There are no more concerts, no more supermarkets, no more theatre, no more pubs.

The psychologist Claire looks after survivors of terrorist attacks. When one day she finds a ticket, an analogue piece of paper, on a patient’s desk, she breaks out of her life in isolation. Driven by the need for community, she and her brother Aurel (Anton Spieker), a star trumpeter who for years has only stood in front of virtual audiences, plan a secret live concert in front of real, physically present people. With the help of the hackers Ada (Sonja Dengler) and Maximus (Corbinian Deller), they succeed in defying all odds to realise their plan…

“Live” celebrated its world premiere in January 2020 at the festival Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken (Germany) and has since then been shown and awarded successfully at German and international film festivals.

Theatrical release: December 10, 2020

Artkeim² | 2020 | Drama, Science-Fiction | Germany | Original title: “Live

Director: Lisa Charlotte Friederich

Screenplay: Lisa Charlotte Friederich

Actor & actresses: Karoline Marie Reinke, Anton Spieker, Christine Chapman, Corbinian Deller, Sonja Dengler, Julian Greis, Ulrike Knospe, Sithembile Menck, Arthur Romanowski, Tanja von Oertzen, Feras Zarka

Producer: Lisa Charlotte Friederich, Rike Huy

Production company: ⎮li⎮ke⎮ Filme

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: December 10, 2020


Länge: 83 Min

Rating: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1:1,89

Resolution: HD


All information about the movie: “Live

“Live” by Lisa Charlotte Friederich celebrates the Berlin cinema premiere on August 20th

The gripping, dystopian feature film “Live” by director Lisa Charlotte Friederich celebrates its Berlin debut on the big screen at Revier Südost on August 20, 2021 at 07:30 pm! The event is open air and co-organised by the Berlin Lesbian Non-Binary Filmfest in cooperation with Mobile Kino. Before the film there will be a (video) performance…

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The Fare

by D.H. Hamilton

The world-weary Harris drives his old-fashioned taxi through a desolate, deserted landscape. Only the voice of his boss, who repeatedly calling him on the radio, keeps him company. When he gets the order to pick up a passenger, the enchanting Penny gets into his taxi. A flirtation begins between the two but ends when she has arrived at her destination and gets out of the car. However, when Harris resets his meter, he is instantaneously transported back to the moment he pulled up to her, and the journey begins all over again.

Harris and Penny find themselves trapped in a time loop and try to solve this mystery. During the seemingly never-ending journey on a lonely stretch of roads, secrets are revealed, truths come to light and Harris’ life is irrevocably changed.

“Kahlschlag” is genre cinema  that is as disturbing as it is surprising and that poses the question of good and evil in every human being. It has been aptly described by one critic as “Fargo in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”.

Theatrical release: August 27, 2020

Artkeim² | 2018 | Mystery, Thriller | USA | Original title: “The Fare” | Russian title “Где-то во времени”

Director: D.C. Hamilton

Screenplay: Brinna Kelly

Original title: The Fare

Actors & actresses: Gino Anthony Pesi, Brinna Kelly, Jason Stuart, Jon Jacobs, Matt Fontana, Jeff Blum, J.K. Baker, Stephen Ji, Sarah Moore, Debbie Mottinger, Neil Mottinger, Paul Samaniego, Rob Starns, Joshua D.W. Smith, David Midell, Jessica Goldapple, Jaimi Paige, Jeremiah Peisert, David Saenz

Producer: D.C. Hamilton, Brinna Kelly, Gino Anthony, Kristin Starns

Co-producer: David Midell

Production companies: 501 Pictures, Public Displays of Affection, Grady Film

Country: USA

Language: Englisch

Synchronisation: English

Subtitles: English


Theatrical start Germany: August 27, 2020


Lenghth: 82 Min

Rating: FSK 16

Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1

Resolution: HD



2018 Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival: “Best Feature Editing” -> D.C. Hamilton

2019 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival: “Best Dark Fantasy / Supernatural Film” -> The Fare

2019 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival: “Best Supporting Actress” -> Brinna Kelly

2019 Film Quest: “Best Concept and Execution” -> D.C. Hamilton & Brinna Kelly


Additional information about the movie: “The Fare

“The Fare” by D.C. Hamilton (Artkeim²) available on Blu-Ray and DVD

What began as a harmless taxi ride for Harris and Penny suddenly turns into a mysterious journey through infinity that will change their lives forever! Brilliant, mysterious entertainment cinema, like a mixture of “Twilight Zone” and “Groundhog Day”, which also has the ingenuity of the cult film “Donnie Darko”. A real treat for movie buffs!…

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Starting today in German cinemas: “The Fare” by D.C. Hamilton (Artkeim²)

Today UCM.ONE is releasing the American indie film “The Fare” by D.C. Hamilton via the film label Artkeim² to the cinemas in Germany. The leading actress Brinna Kelly also wrote the script and convinces at the side of her co-star Gino Anthony Pesi as a mysterious passenger on a night cab ride through a lonely…

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Kahlschlag | A Clear Felling

by Max Gleschinski

Martin and Eric are childhood friends. Already when they were little boys they used to go fishing at the reservoir every Sunday, and already as children they fell in love with the same girl: Frenni.

Today, 20 years later, Martin lives with Frenni in a quiet family home on his parents’ farm. The contact with Eric has broken off after a terrible incident, until one day he stands in front of their door and asks Martin to join him on a last trip to the lake. Reluctantly, Martin comes along, but the trip soon turns out to be a journey into the heart of darkness. While the situation between the friends at the lake is getting worse and worse, Frenni is also alarmed and tries to get to the lake…

“Kahlschlag” is genre cinema  that is as disturbing as it is surprising and that poses the question of good and evil in every human being. It has been aptly described by one critic as “Fargo in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”.

Theatrical release: March 05, 2020

Artkeim² | 2018 | Thriller | Germany | Original title: “Kahlschlag” | English title: “A Clear Felling”

Director: Max Gleschinski

Screenplay: Max Gleschinski

Original title: Kahlschlag

Actors & actresses: Florian Bartholomäi, Bernhard Conrad, Maike Johanna Reuter, Jan ‘Monchi’ Gorkow, Arne Fuhrmann, Petra Nadolny, Christoph Gottschalch, Ulrike Reinhold, Maria Radomski, Frank Strobel

Producer: Max Gleschinski, Jean-Pierre Meyer-Gehrke, Torsten Wichner

Co-producer: Benjamin Weiß, Jan Klonowski, Klaus Blaudzun, Phillip Lehner

Production company: Von Anfang Anders Filmproduktion

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical start Germany: March 05, 2020


Lenghth: 98 Min

Rating: FSK 16

Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1

Resolution: HD



2018 Hof International Film Festival: “German Cinema New Talent Award” for the Best Movie -> Kahlschlag

2019 Retro Avant Garde Film Festival: “Festival Award” for the Best Actor -> Bernhard Conrad

2019 Satisfied Eye International Film Festival: “Satisfied Eye Trophy” for the Best Actor in a leading role -> Bernhard Conrad

2019 Satisfied Eye International Film Festival: “Satisfied Eye Trophy” for the Best Actress in a supporting role -> Maike Johanna Reuter

2019 Camgaroo Award: “Camgaroo Award” for the Best Feature Film -> Kahlschlag

2020 German Actor Award: “Best Actor” -> Bernhard Conrad


All information about the movie: “A Clear Felling

The movie “Kahlschlag” is “Recommendation of the Week” in the SZ Cinemathek

Jede Woche präsentiert eine bekannte Persönlichkeit ihre „Empfehlung der Woche“ in der Cinemathek ( der online-Version der Süddeutschen Zeitung in Kooperation mit Pantaflix. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass für diese Woche die Wahl auf “Kahlschlag” gefallen ist. Die Schauspielerin Karoline Schuch (“Hannas Reise”, “Ich bin dann mal weg”) hat den Debütfilm von Regisseur Max Gleschinski ausgewählt. The…

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UCM.ONE will be present at the European Film Market (EFM) Online 2021 from March 1st to 5th

The UCM.ONE team is represented this year from March 1st to 5th at the European Film Market (EFM) Online with 3 people. Almost 3,500 producers, buyers, sales agents and distributors from 110 countries are taking part in the film fair, which is only taking place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The EFM is the…

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Character One: Susan

by Tim Lienhard

Susan, in her early 50s, is a very attractive woman. But the half Italian, born at the beginning of the 60s in Berlin, is ill. She is bipolar and has a schizoaffective disorder. Susan tells her life. That, she says, stopped at the age of 11. Because then she was sexually abused. Despite a good school performance and the attempt to take up a bourgeois profession, she never led an ordinary life.

As queen of the Berlin techno clubs of the 90s, as a drug dealer and globetrotter, she still defends her independence today. With her impressive talent to make herself the subject of the film and to do so in a very strong, self-confident and reflected way, Susan captivates the audience.

The film gives Susan a stage, portrays her as a film diva and combines her magnetizing screen presence with her relentless openness to an opulent, captivating performance. “Character One: Susan” is the portrait of an extraordinary woman.

Theatrical release: January 16, 2020

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Documentary | Germany | Original title: “Character One: Susan

Director: Tim Lienhard

Screenplay: Tim Lienhard

Participants: Susan Angelini, Aydin Üretmen, Bavara, BayBJane

Actors: Christian Anhuth, Moritz Haase, Lukas Preuss Absinthia Absolut

Producer: Tim Lienhard

Production: 101 Movie UG

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: January 16, 2020


Length: 80 Min

Rated: FSK 16

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Resolution: HD


Dedicated to Helga Lienhard


More information about the film: “Character One: Susan

“Character One: Susan” (Darling Berlin) to be released on DVD today

On 25 September 2020 the fascinating documentary film “Character One: Susan” by Tim Lienhard will be released on DVD. The film was launched in cinemas across Germany on 16 January 2020 by UCM.ONE on the Darling Berlin label. The director met his protagonist at the Loveparade in the early 90s and could not resist her charm.…

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“Character One: Susan” (Darling Berlin) starts in cinemas today

The documentary “Character One: Susan” has its cinema release in Germany today. Director Tim Lienhard presents the film today in Cologne in the Filmpalette and tomorrow and on Saturday together with his protagonist Susan Angelini in Berlin. The film will be shown on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 8:30 pm at the City Kino Wedding…

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Small Planets

by Dirk Manthey

“Small Planets” is a discovery to remote places, of which you wouldn´t believe exist at all. They are located in Spain, Italy, Iceland, Spitsbergen and Naples. Right in the middle and yet outside, they are exemplary of a life behind invisible walls. They raise questions. Which walls do separate the ones from the others? What is the impact on those people experiencing it, and who’s in and who’s out?

The selected locations are all symbolic of places of isolation. To reach these places you have to overcome obstacles. You have to cross oceans and overcome fears and prejudices. You have to pass control stations, cross cultural barriers or just open your eyes.

Theatrical release: January 09, 2020

NONFY Documentaries | 2018 | Documentary | Spain, Italy, Iceland, Norway | Original title: “Small Planets

Director: Dirk Manthey

Cinematography: Sebastian Bock

Producer: Dirk Manthey & Kurt Ottenbacher

Executive producer: Dirk Manthey & Mathias Kraemer

Production companies: Dirk Manthey Film UG & Strandfilm Produktions GmbH

Countries: Spain, Italy, Iceland, Norway

Language: Spanish, Italian, Chines (Mandarin), Icelandic, French, English, Sinhala

Subtitles: German, English


Theatrical release: January 09, 2020


Length: 96 Min

Rated: FSK 0

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Resolution: HD


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Theatrical release “Small Planets” with premiere at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin

Today the visually stunning documentary film “Small Planets” by director Dirk Manthey will celebrate its German premiere at 7:30 pm in the “Wissenschaftskino” (English “Science Cinema”) series at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin. The documentary film about four places, each of which is  in its own way isolated from the rest of the world, gets by without…

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“Small Planets” celebrates its German premiere on January 09, 2020

The visually stunning documentary film “Small Planets” by director Dirk Manthey will celebrate its German premiere on Thursday, January 09, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the “Wissenschaftskino” (English “Science Cinema”) series at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin. The director and his team will be present, before the film he will give an introduction to the topic “Visual…

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Searching Eva

by Pia Hellenthal

Eva – 25, drifter, Berliner, poet, pet-owner, sex worker, virgo, recovering addict, housewife, feminist, model – declared privacy an outdated concept at the age of 14. This is the tale of a young woman growing up in the age of the internet, turning the search for oneself into a public spectacle, challenging you on what a woman „should be“. Through her fragmented personalities you see the emergence of a generation, in which the concept of a fixed identity has grown old.

We jump from Berlin to Italy, from Mexico to Athens, as if we clicked through their Instagram profile. We meet her lovers, her father’s new family and her mother, who still lives in the nursery with her parents. Eva runs fashion shows in Paris, is massaged by Sugar Daddies in bourgeois hotels, sprays herself with ketamine in the bathtub, blow-dries the hair of her Greek girlfriend, plays with her cat. Instead of following a narrative thread, the film revolves around themes that Eva’s life raises on its own: Questions about sexuality, gender, the concept of work and a fixed identity. All this is constantly accompanied by her online followers, who comment on each of her life decisions, each new haircut. Eva is cast into doubt, highly praised, declared crazy. The portrait of a modern person.

Theatrical release: November 14, 2019

Available via UCM.ONE in Germany.

Darling Berlin | 2019 | Documentary | Germany | Original title: “Searching Eva

Director: Pia Hellenthal

Screenplay: Pia Hellenthal, Giorgia Malatrasi

Starring: Eva Collé

Producers: Natalie Farrey, Danny Gabai, Matt Ippolito, Giorgia Malatrasi, Bryn Mooser, Hayley Pappas, Martin Roelly, Benjamin Ruth, Erik Winker

Production: Corso Productions, Vice Studios

Co-Productions: ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Country: Germany

Language: German, English, Italian

Subtitles: German, English


Theatrical release: November 14, 2019


Length: 89 Min

Rated: FSK 16

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Resolution: HD


All information about the film: “Searching Eva”; IMDb:,

🎬 Three Darling Berlin films in Berlin pop-up outdoor cinemas

Three Darling Berlin films will be shown this week in three different Berlin pop-up cinemas. On Wednesday 24 August, after sunset, the documentary “Searching Eva” by Pia Hellenthal will start at the Feldkino on Tempelhofer Feld. On Thursday 25 August at 8 p.m. there will be a screening of “Heiko’s World” by Dominik Galizia in…

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“Searching Eva” (Darling Berlin) available on DVD and on VoD portals

The documentary insider tip of the Berlinale 2019 “Searching Eva” (Darling Berlin) by Pia Hellenthal is now also available on DVD and on all relevant VoD portals in Germany and Austria. “Searching Eva” is a film beyond all conventions, challenging in its subject matter and visually and aesthetically fascinating. You immerse yourself in Eva’s worlds…

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by Lara Hewitt

Valentine, an out-of-work New York actor, travels across the Atlantic in order to discover his German roots and stay at the ‘datsche’ or summer cottage that he inherited from his grandfather. His neighbours in the East German garden allotment colony welcome him with open arms, a lot of curiosity and more rules than he can ever dream to remember. However, not everybody is foreigner-friendly, especially not Gregor, a neighbour with passions for hedge-trimming and nationalism. Which is a problem for Valentine, since he happens to not only have a refugee hiding in his datsche attic, but also an international group of couch-surfing guests about to arrive in his garden…

The movie offers an outsider’s view on Germany, but it is also a film for anyone who has ever loved a place and had to leave it. It is also a swan song from a Brit to the beautiful dream of Europe, a thank you and a goodbye.

Theatrical release: October 03, 2019

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Comedy, Drama | United Kingdom | Original title: “Datsche

Director: Lara Hewitt

Screenplay: Lara Hewitt

Actors & actresses: Zack Segel, Kunle Kuforiji, Marie Céline Yildirim, Luis Lüps, Juan Carlos Lo Sasso, Christian Harting, Tilo Bettmann, Peter Mettke, Karl-Heinz Schulze, Brigitte Schulzek, Günter Schulzek

Producers: Tony Doherty, Jules Gladys, Lara Hewitt, Silvia Schmidt

Productions: Parkwood Theatre and Films, Rosemilk Productions

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English, German

Subtitles: English, German


Theatrical release: October 03, 2019


Length: 93 Min

Rated: FSK 6

Aspect Ratio: 2,35 : 1

Resolution: HD


All information about the film: “Datsche“; Homepage: “Datsche“; IMDb:,

Datsche (by Lara Hewitt) | Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! • Film 1

“Datsche” by Lara Hewitt is the name of the opening film of the first Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! online festival. The film is about the Valentine, an out-of-work New York actor, who travels across the Atlantic in order to discover his German roots and stay at the ‘datsche’ or summer cottage that he inherited…

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Schwimmen | Swimming

by Luzie Loose

The film “Swimming” tells the story of Elisa and Anthea, two very different girls whose friendship gives them support and orientation in a difficult phase of their lives. They become best friends and develop a game in which they record everything they do with their mobile phone cameras. Soon they come up with the idea of turning the camera around and secretly filming their classmates, who have finished Elisa earlier. Their close friendship develops into a destructive dynamic that becomes threatening for everyone who gets in their way. The girls turn from victims into perpetrators.

Elisa and Anthea belong to the first generation to grow up with the Internet, digital images and self-portrayal on the Internet. We watch them develop a bizarre friendship, how they play, search for adventures and cross borders. It is essential for the girls to actively participate in the flood of images that characterizes our everyday lives today. That’s why their mobile videos flow into our film. The material mix creates an individual style – subjective, full of omissions and changes of perspective, close and unpolished.

Theatrical release: September 12, 2019

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Schwimmen” | English title: “Swimming”

Director: Luzie Loose

Screenplay: Luzie Loose

Actors: Stephanie Amarell, Jonathan Berlin, Alexandra Finder, Deborah Kaufmann, Bjarne Meisel, Jürg Plüss, Lisa Vicari, Christian Heiner Wolf

Producers: Christoph Holthof, Lennart Lenzing, Philipp Maurice Raube, Daniel Reich

Production: Kurhaus Production

Co-Productions: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Südwestrundfunk (SWR)

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: September 12, 2019


Length: 102 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect Ratio: 2,35 : 1

Resolution: HD



2018 Hof International Film Festival: “Hof Prize in Gold” for the best director -> Luzie Loose

2019 achtung berlin – new berlin film award: “Best Camera” -> Anne Bolick


All information about the film: “Swimming”; IMDb:,

Swimming (by Luzie Loose) | Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! • Film 2

The second film at the Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! online festival is “Swimming” (German title: “Schwimmen”) by Luzie Loose. “Swimming” tells the story of Elisa and Anthea, two very different girls, whose friendship gives them support and orientation during a difficult phase in their lives. They become best friends and develop a game in which they…

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