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:

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


All information about the movie: Notes of Berlin

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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New theatrical release date “Notes of Berlin” (Darling Berlin) on September 9, 2021

The theatrical release date for the multiple award-winning feature film “Notes of Berlin” by director Mariejosephin Schneider has now been set for September 9, 2021 after the corona-related postponement. The film on the Darling Berlin label distributed by UCM.ONE celebrated its world premiere at the International Film Festival in Warsaw in October and was awarded…

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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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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


All information about the movie: Dark Dreamers

“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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Theatrical release of “Dark Dreamers” by Philipp Klinger in Germany

On August 12, 2021, the touching feature film “Dark Dreamers” (German title: “Albträumer”) by director Philipp Klinger, a coming-of-age drama with mystery elements, will be released nationwide on the Artkeim² label in cinemas distributed by UCM.ONE. In his feature film debut, Philipp Klinger, who himself grew up in a small village in the Black Forest, relates in…

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“Dark Dreamers” celebrates its theatrical release on 12 August in Berlin

The moving coming-of-age drama with mystery elements “Dark Dreamers” (Original German title: “Albträumer”) by director Philipp Klinger will celebrate its theatrical release premiere on Thursday, 12 August 2021, at 8:30 pm at the City Kino Wedding in Berlin. In addition to the director, some of the cast and film team members will be present. The film…

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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 6

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


All information about the movie: “Los Reyes

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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Tonight Open Air Cinema Preview “Los Reyes” at the Alte Münze in Berlin

The acclaimed documentary “Los Reyes” (German title:”Los Reyes – Königliche Streuner”) kicks off the open air cinema season of the Mobile Kino at the Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, in Berlin Mitte tonight at 9:45 pm. The two directors Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff will join from Chile via video for a film talk and Q&A. Tickets and further information…

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UCM.ONE brings the documentary “Los Reyes” by Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff to the cinemas

The film “Los Reyes” will be released on the film label NONFY Documentaries via the distributor UCM.ONE in German-speaking countries on 10 June 2021. However, the film is not primarily about the skaters of the well-known and oldest skate park Los Reyes in the Chilean capital Santiago but about the true kings of this microcosm:…

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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


All information about the movie: “Anonymous Animals

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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The film “Anonymous Animals” by Baptiste Rouveure will be released hybrid in cinemas on May 13, 2021

Unfortunately, due to the adopted nationwide tightening of Corona measures, the theatrical release via UCM.ONE of “Anonymous Animals” could not take place on the big screen on 22 April 2021 as originally planned. We are all the more pleased to announce that the feature film will now have a “hybrid” theatrical release on May 13,…

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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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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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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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“The Fare” by D.C. Hamilton starts on 27 August 2020 on the film label Artkeim² in cinemas nationwide

After a long “Corona break” in theatrical distribution, UCM.ONE is bringing the film “The Fare” by D.H. Hamilton to cinemas nationwide on August 27, 2020 via the film label Artkeim². The film, a kind of intimate play in a taxi, combines mystery in the style of “Twilight Zone” with a gripping love story in a unique…

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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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As of today, the soundtrack for the film “Kahlschlag” by Axel Meier is available worldwide

Kahlschlag, the multi-award-winning debut film by director Max Gleschinski, combines elements of the thriller genre with a fatal love story in which a woman is torn between two men who have been close friends since childhood. In cool images, it tells of the horror that builds up in the province, which seems so harmless, and…

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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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“Character One: Susan” (Darling Berlin) celebrates theatrical release on January 17, 2020 at the City Kino Berlin

The emotionally touching documentary “Character One:Susan” by director Tim Lienhard will celebrate its theatrical release on the film label Darling Berlin on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 8:30 pm at the City Kino Wedding in Berlin. It had its world premiere at the achtung berlin festival in April 2019. The director and his protagonist will…

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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


More information about the film: “Small Planets”, Homepage:

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:,

“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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“Searching Eva” (Darling Berlin) nominated for German Film Critics Award

As announced today, the extraordinary documentary film “Searching Eva” by director Pia Hellenthal has been nominated for the “Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik” (English: “German Film Critics Award”) 2019. “Searching Eva” was released on November 14, 2019 in Germany by the film label Darling Berlin and distributed by UCM.ONE. In staged but at the same time documentary…

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Theatrical release “Searching Eva” (Darling Berlin) by Pia Hellenthal

Today the documentary “Searching Eva” (Darling Berlin) comes to cinemas all over Germany. Pia Hellenthal’s film, which celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale this year and has since been shown very successfully at numerous international festivals, will finally be shown in German cinemas. In Berlin, Darling Berlin has organized a very special film screening…

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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) available from today on DVD and VoD portals

The multiple award-winning coming-of-age film “Schwimmen” (English title: Swimming”) by director Luzie Loose will be released today by UCM.ONE via the Darling Berlin label on DVD and on VoD portals such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, Sony Microsoft and Vimeo. The film, starring Stephanie Amarell (“Dark”), Lisa Vicari (“Luna”, “Dark”) and Jonathan Berlin, deals with the highly…

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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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“Schwimmen” by Luzie Loose receives the DEFA Foundation’s sponsorship award

At last weekend’s International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences “Schlingel” in Chemnitz, the movie “Schwimmen” (English title: “Swimming”) was awarded the DEFA Foundation’s 4,000 € sponsorship prize. Excerpt from the jury’s statement: “Uneasiness is the central feeling that the film shows as well as it evokes it. Uneasiness in one’s own body, uneasiness…

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Kim hat einen Penis | Everything Always All the Time

by Philipp Eichholtz

How does relationship work? What happens if your girlfriend suddenly has a penis? And is love in the end only for idiots?

Kim and Andreas are actually pretty happy – with themselves and their lives. But Kim wants more. She wants a penis. Not because she would like to be a man, but simply because she is curious. However, she does not want to talk to Andreas about it. Dear, she presents him with accomplished facts. Who needs communication, even if it works without it? While Andreas falls into silent action, Kim runs through the lintel through Berlin. To make matters worse, their common best friend Anna with their very own heartbreak and acute desire for children moves in with them. That does not make things easier when talking about your own wishes and needs. Because maybe a penis is never a metaphor – he is already the refrain of their relationship. And if you feel lonely in the end with two, then you are perhaps less alone with three?

Theatrical release: June 13, 2019

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Comedy, Drama | Germany | Original title: “Kim hat einen Penis” | English title: “Everything Always All the Time”

Director: Philipp Eichholtz

Screenplay: Christian Ehrich, Philipp Eichholtz, Maxi Rosenheinrich, Martina Schöne-Radunski

Actors: Martina Schöne-Radunski, Christian Ehrich, Stella Hilb, Matthias Lier, Lana Cooper, Hans-Heinrich Hardt, Lilli Meinhardt, Sebastian Fräsdorf, Mata (Hund)

Producers: Philipp Eichholtz, Oliver Jerke, Joachim Keil

Production: Von Oma gefördert

Co-Production: UCMP

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: June 13, 2019


Length: 86 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Resolution: HD


All information about the film “Everyting Always All the Time”; IMDb:,

“Everything always all the time” (Darling Berlin) starts today in the German cinemas

The new film by Philipp Eichholtz “Kim hat einen Penis” (English title “Everything always all the time”) starts today in German cinemas. In the evening, the film team celebrates with the movie label Darling Berlin the start from 20.30 clock in the Cineplex Berlin-Neukölln. The comedy tells the story of the young pilot Kim (Martina…

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“Kim hat einen Penis” (Darling Berlin) opened 15th achtung berlin Festival ceremonially

In front of 600 enthusiastic spectators, the 15th achtung berlin – new berlin film award started on Wednesday evening with Philipp Eichholtz’s new film “Kim hat einen Penis” (English title: “Everything always all the time”) in the Kino International. Until April 17, 77 films from Berlin and Brandenburg will be screened in seven Berlin locations in…

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Breakdown in Tokyo

by Zoltan Paul

PEROPERO, a progressive rock band from Berlin, is touring Japan with gigs from Osaka to Tokyo. Director Laszlo (60) is the guitarist’s father and decides to accompany the tour with a film crew in order to shoot a documentary about the band and a musician’s life – that he never had. Also on board is Laszlo’s wife Emma, the producer of the film.

But soon the project is endangered by Laszlo’s instant attraction to the band’s young and beautiful tour manager Nahoko. His family and crew have to witness how the director slowly loses control over himself and the film project because of his – soon not so secret – love affair. Finally, Emma gives her partner an ultimatum. However, when Laszlo tries to break up with Nahoko, even more chaos ensues…

Theatrical release: August 30, 2018

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Comedy | Japan, Germany | Original title: “Breakdown at Tokyo”

Director: Zoltan Paul

Screenplay: Zoltan Paul

Actors: Tomoko Inoue, Zoltan Paul, Clementina Hegewisch, Julian Adam Pajzs, Valentin Schuster

Producer: Zoltan Paul

Production: NextFilm Filmproduktion

Co-Production: Achtfeld

Countries: Japan, Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: August 30, 2018


Length: 84 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Resolution: HD


All information about the film „Breakdown in Tokyo“:

“Breakdown in Tokyo” (Darling Berlin) starts with premiere and concert in German cinemas

Nach einer ausverkauften Preview im Hamburger Abaton Kino am Dienstag ist heute der neue Film von Zoltan Paul „Breakdown in Tokyo – Ein Vater dreht durch“ bundesweit gestartet. Im Berliner City Kino Wedding fand am Abend die Kinostartpremiere mit einem Konzert der Filmband PeroPero statt. Der Film erählt die Geschichte des 60jährigen Regisseurs Lászlo (Zoltan…

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Two Darling Berlin movies with theatrical releases in France and Germany

The Darling Berlin movie “Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf” starts today in French cinemas; “Breakdown in Tokyo” will have its German theatrical release this week. In France, Joya Thome’s family film is being screened in more than 50 cinemas. “Queen of Niendorf” was recently honored in our neighboring country with several prizes. The…

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Lost in the Living

by Robert Manson

Following a young man, Oisín (Tadhg Murphy), who travels to the city with his band, buzzing with the potential of a tour and escape from his troubled family life. Oisín meets Sabine (Aylin Tezel), a pretty young Berliner, who shows him the secret places that belong to the city. The band lose patience with him and move on and he decides to stay.

But this time of simple pleasures is based on illusions. Oisín’s willful escapism is thrown into a tailspin when Sabine reveals that she has a boyfriend and must return to her real life. Things take an even darker turn when bad news from Ireland reaches him. He’s lonely, homesick and broke. Distraught, he makes his way through the streets of Berlin and begins sleeping rough. His path becomes one of determined self destruction. It takes an act of great intervention to save him from the void.

Theatrical release: June 14, 2018

Darling Berlin | 2015 | Comedy | Ireland, Germany | Original title: “Lost in the Living”

Director: Robert Manson

Screenplay: Robert Manson

Actors: Aylin Tezel, Tadhg Murphy, Liam Carney, Roy Duffy, Fabian Greese, Stephen Patrick Hanna, John Kelly, Adelheid Kleineidam, Llia Loffe, Ian McFarlane, Nika McGuigan, Michel Muller, Jer O’Leary, Stefan Richter, Lalor Roddy, Jamila Saab, Lydia Schamschula, Narayan Van Maele, Ruan Van Vliet, Vid Vidmar

Producers: Robert Manson, Lisa Roling

Production: Ballyrogan Films

Countries: Ireland, Germany

Language: English

Subtitles: German


Theatrical release: July 12, 2018


Length: 81 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Language: English and English

Resolution: HD


All information about the film „Lost in the Living“:

“Lost in the Living” (Darling Berlin) is now available on all VoD portals

UCM.ONE releases on the film label Darling Berlin the drama “Lost in the Living” by Robert Manson. The movie tells the storyabout a musician who wants to make a breakthrough in Berlin with his band, but unfortunately everything turns out completely different… The actors* are among others: Aylin Tezel (known from Tatort), Tadhg Murphy (known from…

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„Lost in the Living” (Darling Berlin) with Aylin Tezel and Tadhg Murphy opens this summer in the cinema

Darling Berlin sets „Lost in the Living“ to the cinema with Aylin Tezel (Tatort Dortmund, Homeland) and Tadhg Murphy (Vikings). The film by Irish director Robert Manson tells the story of the Irish musician Oisín (Tadgh Murphy), who comes to Berlin with his band for a few gigs. They are looking forward to the city…

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Rückenwind von vorn | Away You Go

by Philipp Eichholtz

They say it’s easy to grow up but hard to be a grown-up. Berliner Charlie is certainly finding it damn hard differentiating between her own expectations and those of the people around her. Her boyfriend Marco wants to have a baby and, without being asked, her colleague Gerry offers up his own opinion: ‘What? You’ve been together for five years? Then there’ll soon be three of you!’ But Charlie’s not sure if it would be nice to have a child or whether it would mean she’d just lose sight of herself. Her job as a teacher is often pretty demanding, her beloved, fun-loving grandmother has fallen ill and things aren’t going too well with Marco who often seems to bore her. If only she could reclaim just a little of the old excitement of the time when she’d dance the night away. Others seem to find being a grown-up a lot easier. Gerry decides to buy himself a motor caravan and head for the Balkans, and her best friend sets off on a backpacking tour of Asia.

Why is everything changing for those around her and why is she the only one for whom life appears to be at a standstill? What Charlie needs is a breath of fresh air.

Theatrical release: March 15, 2018

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Rückenwind von vorn” | English title: “Away You Go”

Director: Philipp Eichholtz

Screenplay: Philipp Eichholtz

Actors: Victoria Schulz, Aleksandar Radenkovic, Daniel Zillmann, Angelika Waller, Karin Hanczewski, Amelie Kiefer, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Ruth Bickelhaupt, Claudius von Stolzmann, Natalia Bobrich

Producers: Philipp Eichholtz, Oliver Jerke

Co-producer: Joachim Keil

Production: Von Oma gefördert

Co-Production: UCMP

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish


Theatrical release: March 15, 2018


Length: 80 Min

Rated: FSK 6

Aspect Ratio: 1,78 : 1

Sound: Surround Sound 5.1

Resolution: HD


All information about the film: „Away You Go“, IMDb:

Away You Go (by Philipp Eichholtz) | Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! • Film 5

The fifth film at the Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! Online Festival is “Away You Go” (German title: Rückenwind von vorn”) by Philipp Eichholtz. In the film we accompany Charlie from Berlin, who finds it damn hard to keep the expectations of her surroundings and her own apart. Her friend Marco wants a child, and…

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Königin von Niendorf | Queen of Niendorf

by Joya Thome

In Brandenburg the summer holidays have just begun, but this year ten-year-old Lea (Lisa Moell) isn’t going to summer camp with her friends, as usual. She finds herself increasingly estranged from the girls in her school. And so Lea spends her days mostly alone, riding her bike through the village and visiting the musician and nonconformist Mark (Mex Schlüpfer), who lives on a wild farm. One day, however, Lea observes five boys hauling a large oil drum over the fence of a paint factory, racing away with their loot on a bicycle trailer.

Lea’s curiosity is aroused. At the next opportunity she follows the boys and discovers that they have built a raft on a small lake. But the raft is the property of the gang and girls are not allowed under any circumstances! Lea wants to be included in the gang and agrees to a dare. From then on the summer seems to be full of adventures…

Theatrical release: February 15, 2018

Darling Berlin | 2017 | Children & Family | Germany | Original title: “Königin von Niendorf” | English title: “Queen of Niendorf” | French title: “Reine d’un été” | Danish title: “Frygtløse Lea” | Polish title: “Królowa Niendorfu”

Director: Joya Thome

Screenplay: Joya Thome, Philipp Wunderlich

Actors: Lisa Moell, Denny Sonnenschein, Salim Fazzani, Ivo T. Michligk, Moritz Riek, Elias Sebastin, Mex Schlüpfer, Sophie Kluge, Cornelius Schwalm, Til Schindler, Tino Mewes, Jamila Saab, Ceci Chuh, Miriam Schmidt, Johanna Lanzky, Vivian Janz, Marion Alessandra Becker, Frederik Schindler

Producers: Joya Thome, Philipp Wunderlich

Co-producer: Felix von Boehm

Production: Joya Thome Filmproduktion

Co-production: LUPA Film

Country: Germany

Language: German

Dubbing: French

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


Theatrical release Germany: February 15, 2018

Theatrical release Baltic region: May 15, 2018

Theatrical release France: August 29, 2018

Theatrical release Belgium: September 15, 2018

Theatrical release Netherlands: September 15, 2018

Theatrical release Denmark: September 28, 2018

Theatrical release Sweden: October 23, 2018

DVD-Start Germany: July 27, 2018

VoD-Start Germany: July 27, 2018


Length: 67 Min

Rated: FSK 0

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Sound:  Surround Sound 5.1

Resolution: HD



2018 German Children’s Media Prize: “White Elephant” for the best young actress -> Queen of Niendorf

2018 Ciné-jeune de l’Aisne Festival: ECFA Award -> Queen of Niendorf

2018 Festival voir Ensemble: Prize of the Children’s Jury -> Joya Thome

2018 Festival voir Ensemble: Audience Award -> Joya Thome

2018 Festival les toiles Filantes: Prize of adults -> Joya Thome

2018 German Director Award: “Metropolis” in the category Children’s Film -> Joya Thome

2019 Prize of the German Film Critics: Best Children’s Film -> Queen of Niendorf


All information about the movie “Queen of Niendorf”:

“Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) at the “Great Children’s Cinema” in Munich

The film “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) by Joya Thome will be presented this Friday (07.06.2019) at the “Großen Kinderkino” in the Munich Gassteig. The performance starts at 3 pm in the Carl-Amery-Saal. A team of the Kinderkino München e.V., consisting of social and media educators as well as film journalists, will select the films for…

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“Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) celebrates US premiere at New York International Children’s Film Festival

With two sold out performances at New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), the film “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) by Joya Thome celebrated its US premiere. The New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages…

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German film critics voted “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) for children’s film of the year

“Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf”) has been awarded “Children’s Film of the Year 2018” by the Association of German Film Critics (VdFK). The award ceremony took place on Monday evening (February 02, 2019) during the 69th Berlinale in Berlin. The film by Joya Thome prevailed against the blockbuster “The Little Witch” (German: “Die…

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Rakete Perelman | Rocket Perelman

by Oliver Alaluukas

How do we want to live together? In the middle of Brandenburg’s nowhere between green meadows, techno and theater ten people answer this question in their own way. In the artists’ colony Rocket Perelman they live their version of freedom and independence – each for themselves and all together.

New in the rocket is Jen. In her mid-twenties she’s out of the city, out of the industry and into a new life. But the rocket needs money and the solution, how could it be otherwise, is in the art, more precisely in a theater production. Jen also gets the lead role in a play that slowly surpasses reality and at some point puts the idealism of the whole community to the test.

Theatrical release: November 09, 2017

Darling Berlin | 2017 | Comedy, Drama | Germany | Original title: “Rakete Perelman” | English title “Rocket Perelman

Director: Oliver Alaluukas

Screenplay: Oliver Alaluukas, Johannes Rothe

ActorsLiv Lisa Fries, Tobias Lehmann, Gordon Kämmerer, Stefan Lampadius, Kai Müller, Anne Haug, Afrika Brau, Oliver Bröcker, Lilly Marie Tschörtner, Lars Rudolph, Mathilde Fiedler, Ilyes Moutaoukkil, Milton Welsh, Franziska Jünger

Producers: Anna Wendt, Aida Brückner

Production: Anna Wendt Filmproduktion, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb)

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: November 09, 2017


Length: 97 Min (Cinema), 107 Min (Festival)

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 2,35 : 1

Sound: Dolby digital 5.1

Resolution: HD


All information about the movie “Rocket Perelman”:

Rakete Perelman (by Oliver Alaluukas) | Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! • Film 3

The third film at the online festival Darling, Berlin! Berlin, Sayang! Berlin, Teerak! is “Rocket Perelman” (German title: “Rakete Perelman”) by Oliver Alaluukas. The film deals with the question of how we actually want to get together. In the middle of nowhere in Brandenburg between green meadows, techno and theater, ten people answer this question…

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TV premiere of “Rocket Perelman” (Darling Berlin) on April 4, 2019

The comedy “Rocket Perelman” (Darling Berlin) starring Liv Lisa Fries celebrates the TV premiere on April 4, 2019 at 24 o’clock on RBB television. The film by Oliver Alaluukas asks the question: “How do we want to live together?”. In the middle of Brandenburg’s nowhere between green meadows, techno and theater. In the artists’ colony…

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Blind & Hässlich | Ugly & Blind

by Tom Lass

Ferdi is ugly. And he really wants a girlfriend. That doesn’t work, because: ugly. But one day he meets Jonah and Jonah is blind. For the first time in his life there is reason for hope. But what Ferdi does not know is that Jonah is only faking it. She ran away from home and needed a flat. Now she lives with her cousin Cecile in the blind dorm and pretends to fit in. And if Ferdi finds out, he’ll probably kill himself.

Tom Lass. 1983 born in Munich. Did not study anything. In 1999, at the age of 15, first engagements as an actor. Since 2005 also working behind the camera as production assistant and driver, later as production and set-up manager and assistant director. In 2009, he realised his first improvised low-budget feature film “PAPA GOLD”, which was nominated for the Max Ophüls Prize and the First Steps Award. It was also awarded the prize of the German Film Critics Association at Achtung Berlin. “KAPTN OSKAR”, his second feature film, received the main prize at the Oldenburg Film Festival in 2011 with the Seymour Cassel Award going to the lead actress. Lass’ third feature film “BLIND & HÄSSLICH” is a co-production with the ZDF – Kleines Fernsehspiel and was awarded the prize of the international critics’ association FIPRESCI at the Munich Film Festival in 2017.

Theatrical release: September 21, 2017

Darling Berlin | 2017 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Blind & Hässlich” | English title: “Ugly & Blind”

Director: Tom Lass

Screenplay: Ilinca Florian & Tom Lass

Actors: Naomi Achternbusch, Tom Lass, Clara Schramm, Dimitri Stapfer, Peter Marty, Eva Löbau, Katharina Bellena, Franziska Breite, Bea Brocks, Anna Brüggemann, Julius Feldmeier, Robert Gallinowski, Moritz Grove, Robert Gwisdek, Karin Hanczewski, Paula D. Koch, Naomi Krauss, Dorothee Krüger, Frank Künster, Jakob Lass, Lola Lightning, Sulaika Lindemann, Petra Niermeier, Fabian Passamonte, Julian Rabus, Sarina Radomski, Axel Ranisch, Zdenek Rybak, Cornelius Schwalm, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Emilia von Heiseler, Emilia-Rosa von Heiseler

Producers: Tara Biere, Edgar Derzian, Lasse Scharpen

Production: SHPN3 Filmproduktion Berlin, Lass Bross.

Co-production: ZDF

Country: Germany

Language: German

Barrier-Free Cinema: German Audio Descriptions and Subtitles, Greta App

Subtitles: German, English


Theatrical release: September 21, 2017


Length: 98 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD



2017 Filmfest München: Prize of the International Critics Association FIPRESCI -> Tom Lass

2017 Oldenburg Film Festival: Exceptional performance of the ensemble -> Clara Schramm and Naomi Achternbusch, Tom Lass

2018 Preis der deutschen Filmkritik: Best Actresses -> Clara Schramm and Naomi Achternbusch


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