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:

One Hundred Four

by Jonathan Schörnig

How a sea rescue can take place is beyond imagination. The real-time documentary “One Hundred Four” brings this dramatic situation closer. The film shows how agonisingly long it takes to rescue 104 people from a sinking rubber dinghy. Person by person, step by step, the action is accompanied by several parallel cameras. The situation comes to a head when the Libyan coastguard appears. The rescued people and the crew wait for days on the high seas, as no Mediterranean country allows them to dock. Only after a terrible storm does the ship reach a European harbour.

Every year, the world’s most dangerous escape route claims thousands of lives. In the first half of 2023 alone, almost 2,000 people died in the Mediterranean because the European Union’s border policy systematically violates existing rights. Instead of helping the shipwrecked, Frontex carries out illegal pushbacks, supports the violent actions of the Libyan coastguard and massively combats private sea rescue missions that intervene where the EU fails.

Theatrical release: May 23, 2024

NONFY Documentaries | 2023 | Documentary | Germany | Original title: “Einhundertvier

Original title: One Hundred Four

Director: Jonathan Schörnig

Cinematography: Jonathan Schörnig, Johannes Filous

Editing: no editing (real-time documentary)

Sound: Real-time audio

Cast: Crew of the rescue ship ELEONORE: Claus-Peter Reisch (captain), Martin Ernst (1st officer (RHIB driver), Thorsten Smikalla (2nd officer), Gerald Karl (3rd officer / deck manager), Clara Richter (cultural mediator / cook), Georg Albiez (ship’s doctor), Kostis Plevris (RHIB communications)

Producer: Uwe Nitschke

Co-Producer: Adrian Then

Year of production: 2023

Genre: Dokumentary

Country: Germany

Languages: English, Germany

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

Length: 93 Min

Rating: FSK 12 (requested)

Aspect ratio / resolution: 1,85:1 (4K: 3996×2160 / 2K:1998×1080)

DCP / Projektions-mp4: DCI 4K/2K-F Stereo (2.0) / 1080P LB185 (Letterboxed)

International title:

English: One Hundred Four

Awards:

2023 DOK Leipzig: Deutscher Wettbewerb Dokumentarfilm “Goldene Taube Langfilm” -> Einhundertvier

2023 DOK Leipzig: “Filmpreis Leipziger Ring” -> Einhundertvier

2023 DOK Leipzig: “Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Instituts” -> Einhundertvier

2023 DOK Leipzig: “ver.di Preis für Solidarität, Menschlichkeit und Fairness” -> Einhundertvier

Film label: NONFY Documentaries

Verleih: UCM.ONE

Theatrical start Germany: May 23, 2024

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🎬 UCM.ONE is bringing the documentary “One Hundred Four” to German cinemas and is also handling world distribution

UCM.ONE will release the real-time documentary “One Hundred Four”, which does not require editing, in German cinemas in May 2024 on the film label NONFY Documentaries. UCM.ONE is also handling the global distribution of the extraordinary documentary. The film deals with the fact that the world’s most dangerous escape route claims thousands of lives every…

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Berlin Bytch Love

by Heiko Aufdermauer & Johannes Girke

“Berlin Bytch Love” is a documentary film by Heiko Aufdermauer and Johannes Girke about Sophie and Dominik, a young homeless couple in Berlin. The film shows their life on the streets of Berlin, their relationship and the challenges they face.

Sophie, 15, and Dominik, 17, have been living on the streets around Görlitzer Park for six months. Their everyday life is characterised by a struggle for survival, including sleeping in doorways, collecting bottles and begging. Despite the difficult circumstances, their relationship remains strong. The film also sheds light on Sophie’s pregnancy and Dominik’s upcoming trial for several criminal offences.

Theatrical release: February 29, 2024

Darling Berlin | 2022 | Documentary | Germany | Original title: “Berlin Bytch Love

Title: Berlin Bytch Love
Director: Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke
Script / Writer: Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke
Producers: Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke
Production: Silentfilm Film & Video Produktion, Berlin
Visual design: Johannes Girke, Heiko Aufdermauer, Victoire Bonin
Editors: Johannes Girke, Heiko Aufdermauer
Sound: Liam Algrisi, Luuk van den Heuvel, Fabio Thieme
Genre: Documentary
Country/year of production: Germany / 2022
Theatrical release: February 02, 2024
Running time / frame rate: 86 minutes / 25 FPS
DCP: 2K F-178 5.1 Surround
Colour/SW: Colour
Aspect Ratio / Resolution: 16:9 / 1920×1080)
Language version (original): German
Subtitles: English / French
Rating: FSK 12

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🎬 The documentary film “Berlin Bytch Love” (Darling Berlin) will celebrate its German cinema release on February 29, 2024

On 29 February 2024, UCM.ONE will release the documentary “Berlin Bytch Love” by Heiko Aufdermauer and Johannes Girke on the Darling Berlin label in German cinemas. The film is about a young couple (aged 15 and 17) who live on the streets around Berlin’s Görlitzer Park and whom the two filmmakers were allowed to document…

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🎬 “Berlin Bytch Love” (Darling Berlin) nominated for the German Documentary Film Award 2023

“Berlin Bytch Love” (Darling Berlin), a documentary film by Heiko Aufdermauer and Johannes Girke about Sophie and Dominik, a young homeless couple in Berlin, has been nominated for the German Documentary Film Award 2023. The film shows their life on the streets of Berlin, their relationship and the challenges they face. The film was directed…

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Dreamers

by Stéphanie Barbey & Luc Peter

At the age of 9, he came to Chicago illegally from Mexico with his three brothers and his parents. He had the right to stay in the USA until he was 17. His status changed on his 18th birthday: in the eyes of the law, he has been in the USA illegally ever since. The American dream turns into a nightmare. The slightest mistake can lead to his deportation.

The director couple Stephanie Barbey & Luc Peter accompanied Carlos and his family for more than two years and through them experienced what it means to live in the USA without legal status. The black and white cinematography by Nikolai von Graevenitz (German Camera Award 2022) was specially chosen to highlight these contrasts and contradictions and emphasize what it means to live in the shadow of the US legal system. They make us forget the glittering world of the American dream and convey hope for a better future, despite the protagonists’ harsh living conditions.

Theatrical release: February 08, 2024

Available via UCM.ONE in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

NONFY Documentaries | 2023 | Documentary | Switzerland, Germany | Original title: “Dreamers

Original title: Dreamers

Directors: Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter

Cinematography: Nikolaï von Graevenitz

Editing: Florent Mangeot, Aurique Delannoy

Sound: Masaki Hatsui, Janis Grossmann

Music: Louis Jucker

 

Production company: Intermezzo Films, in Co-production mit Dirk Manthey Film, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, SWR/ARTE

Producer: Luc Peter, Katia Monla

Co-Producer: Dirk Manthey

Year of production: 2023

Genre: Documentary

Countries: Switzerland, Germany

Filming location: Chicago (USA)

Languages: English, Spanish

Subtitle versions: German, English, French

 

Length: 84 Min.

Rating: FSK 12

Aspect ration / Resolution: 16:9 / 1998×1080 (letterboxed 2,0:1)

DCP / Projection-mp4: DCI 2K F-200 5.1 Surround / 1080p24

Sound: 5.1. Surround

 

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🎬 The documentary film “Dreamers” (NONFY Documentaries) in German cinemas from today

The documentary film “Dreamers”, directed by Stephanie Barbey and Luc Peter, accompanies Carlos and his family, who come from Mexico and immigrated illegally to the USA, and is being released today in selected German cinemas on the NONFY Documentaries film label. Synopsis At the age of 9, he came to Chicago illegally from Mexico with…

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🎬 The documentary “Dreamers” by Stéphanie Barbey and Luc Peter will be released in cinemas on February 8

“Dreamers” is the name given to young people without US identity papers who were brought to the USA by their parents as children – usually via the border with Mexico. It is estimated that more than two million “Dreamers” in the USA lead a life in the shadows of society. They are illegal, “undocumented”. Carlos…

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Sprich mit mir | Talk to me

by Janin Halisch

Karo (28) is newly separated and is struggling with her non-existent relationship with her father. When her mother Michaela (50) wants to take her on holiday to Rügen, Karo suspects another failed male affair. What begins as a spontaneous trip soon turns out to be a journey into the past of two women who couldn’t be more different: Michaela wants a distraction, Karo wants peace and quiet. When they arrive at the hotel, they meet the newly divorced Jochen (60) and his teenage daughter Marie (16). For Michaela, Jochen is a holiday flirt and for Karo he could be the answer to all her questions and longings, while Marie is the mirror of a youth that Karo never had.

Mother and daughter quickly realise that their absent father has left a void that is bigger and more painful than they thought. Old wounds are torn open and both try to heal in their own way and free themselves from their entrenched roles.

Theatrical release: January 18, 2024

Darling Berlin | 2023 | Drama, Coming-Of-Age | Germany | Original tiltle: “Sprich mit mir

Original title: Sprich mit mir
Director: Janin Halisch
Screenplay: Janin Halisch, Hannah Sioda
Producer: Clara Gerst
Cast: Alina Stiegler (Karo), Barbara Philipp (Michaela), Peter Lohmeyer (Jochen), Pearl Graw (Marie), Jonathan Berlin (Alex), Zethphan Smith Gneist (Victor), Pierre Besson (Father)
Cinematography: Antonia Lange
Editing: Jamin Benazzouz

Genres: Drama, Coming-Of-Age
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2023

Length: 80 min
Picture format: 1.85:1 (16:9) [DCI 2K F-185]
Resolution: 1998×1080
Sound: Surround 5.1 / 2.0 Stereo
Rating: FSK 12

Available projection media:

  • Digital Cinema Packages: DE-XX (OV), DE-EN (VF)
  • Projektions-Mp4 (16:9)

 

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🎬 Enthusiastic audience: “Talk to me” celebrates its cinema premiere at the Colosseum Filmtheater Berlin

The film drama “Talk to me” (German original title: “Sprich mit mir” by Janin Halisch had its cinema premiere in Berlin on January 01, 2024 in the almost sold-out Hall 1 of the Colosseum Filmtheater in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. The numerous guests at the premiere included the cast and crew as well as many…

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🎬 “Talk to me” (Darling Berlin) by Janin Halisch opens in cinemas today

With screenings in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Münster and Aachen, among others, the feature film “Talk to me””(German title: “Sprich mit mir”), released on the German film label Darling Berlin, opens in cinemas today. Janin Halisch’s debut film sheds light on the complex relationship between two women who struggle with misunderstandings and communication problems. Janin Halisch’s…

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House of Silence

by Simone Geißler

The successful author, Sorel Malkow (Simone Geißler), retreats to the Lüneburg Heath to write her new novel in a remote estate. Sorel draws the structure of her crime novel with the help of index cards. The more the novel develops, the more strange and unsettling the events become. It becomes clear that she is being stalked by a man. The intruder seems to know her memories and slowly drives her to the edge of her sanity. Neither meeting the village mechanic, Marius Moos (Aaron Thiesse), nor a surprise visit from her friend, Laura Anders (Cosma Dujat), gives her any respite.

As the line between reality and nightmare blurs, Sorel is faced with a decision: should she face up to the threat and take the risk of plunging even deeper into the abyss of her fear, or flee?

Theatrical release: December 07, 2023

Artkeim² | 2023 | Drama, Thriller | Germany| Original title: “Haus der Stille

Original title: Haus der Stille
Director: Simon Geißler
Screenplay: Simon Geißler
Executive Producer: Simon Geißler
Producer: Linda Matern
Actors: Simone Geißler, Aaron Thiesse, Lutz Scheffer, Cosma Dujat, Christiane Ostermayer, Julia Dordel
Cinematography: Anna Motzel
Editing: Filipa Ekeroth

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Country of production: Germany

Year of production: 2023

Length: 84 min

Picture format: 2.39:1 (22:9) [DCP: DCI 2K Scope]

Resolution: 2048×858

Sound: Surround 5.1 / 2.0 Stereo

Rating; FSK 16 (Descriptors: Sexualised violence, Violence)

 

Available projection media:
Digital Cinema Packages: DE-XX (OV), DE-EN (VF), DE-en (OV)
Projection BluRay 1080p25 (16:9 – 2.39:1 Letterbox)
Projection Mp4 (16:9 – 2.39:1 Letterbox)

 

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🎬 “House of Silence” by Simone Geißler wins international festival awards

The thriller “House of Silence” by director and actress Simone Geißler, which UCM.ONE is distributing worldwide on the arthouse label Artkeim², won the prizes for Best First Time Director and Best Actress at the Milan Independent Awards in January 2024. The award honours the achievements of Simone Geißler, both as an author and director, as…

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🎬 Thriller “House of Silence” celebrated its cinema premiere in front of a large audience in Berlin

The thriller “House of Silence” (German original title: “Haus der Stille”) celebrated its cinema premiere in Berlin on the evening of 7 December 2023 at the traditional Berlin film theatre Colosseum in the Prenzlauer Berg district. In front of an almost sold-out auditorium, the interested audience followed the feature film directorial debut of writer, director,…

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Sharknado – More Sharks, More ‘Nado! (10th Anniversary 4K Edition)

by Anthony C. Ferrante

A gigantic hurricane that has caught a school of sharks off the Californian coast and blown them up with it is heading for Los Angeles. Fin (Ian Ziering), the owner of a surf bar on Long Beach, watches in horror as the storm and an almost incessant rain of gigantic sharks destroy his lifelong dream. Together with his best friend Baz (Jaason Simmons), his girlfriend (Cassie Scerbo) and the old drunk George (John Heard), he sets out armed with chainsaws and shotguns to protect his ex-wife April (Tara Reid) and his two children from these flying eating machines. But this is a hopeless endeavour, as the storm has also pushed the seawater into the city and the group must now also protect themselves from the sharks swimming through the flooded streets.

He’s back! Probably the most successful trash film of the last decade in a remastered, optimised version for the first time in 4K: More Sharks, More ‘Nado!

Theatrical release: November 16, 2023

Available via UCM.ONE in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

M-Square Pictures | 2023 | Action, Horror, Comedy | USA | Original title: “Sharknado – More Sharks, More ‘Nado!

Title: Sharknado – More Sharks, More ‘Nado! (10th Anniversary Edition)
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Screenplay: Thunder Levin
Producer: David Michael Latt
Actors: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Alex Arleo, Marcus Choi, Israel Sáez de Miguel, Tiffany Cole, Trish Coren, Charles Hittinger, Aubrey Peeples, Michael Teh, Connor Weil, Christopher Wolfe, Steve Moulton, Robbie Rist, David Bittick David Bittick, Derek Caldwell, Adrian Bustamante
Genres: Action, Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Year of production: 2013 (new 4K-Version “More Sharks, More ‘Nado”: 2023)
Rating: FSK 16

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🎬 “Sharknado – More Sharks, More ‘Nado!” in cinemas from 16 November to mark the 10th anniversary

“Sharknado”, which first aired on the Syfy Channel in 2013, quickly became a cultural phenomenon, not least due to the massive hype on social media. After its TV broadcast, the film was shown directly in hundreds of cinemas, with record results for a TV film. Its unique and seemingly absurd concept – a tornado that…

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🎬 UCM.ONE presents “Sharknado – More Sharks, More ‘Nado!” to celebrate 10th anniversary

A decade after its initial release, “Sharknado” will hit German cinemas for the first time in 4K on November 16, 2023 on the M-Square Pictures film label in a new version with the additional title “More Sharks, More ‘Nado!” and with hundreds of new special effects and “Barbie Posters”. The film, which first aired in…

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Soultribe

by Stefan Rainer

The shared journey of visionaries, artists and entrepreneurs Stefan and Jenny, Patrick and Johanna and Maik and Dunja repeatedly reveals major hurdles and setbacks that have to be overcome – such as the balancing act between family life, partnership, gender roles and professional projects as well as creative individual fulfilment. The film also explores the protagonists’ inner conflict between social expectations and the pressure to earn money, as well as the desire for a free-flowing life without boundaries. The film “Soultribes” portrays the authentic story of how the three young families got to know each other and their shared and individual hero’s journey as they inspire, support and lift each other to their potential. The film also shows the power of individual expression, joy and community and inspires the viewer to follow their own path in life.

The film touches the viewer with genuine, authentic actors who openly present their inner and outer development stories with all their doubts, setbacks and at the same time the courage to take unknown steps..

Theatrical release: November 05, 2023

Artkeim² | 2023 | Adventure, Drama, Music | Germany | Original title: “Soultribe – Der Tanz des Lebens“.

Original title: Soultribe – Ein Tanz des Lebens
Screenplay: Stefan Rainer, Dunja Burghardt, Michael Mack
Director: Stefan Rainer
Co-director: Maik Burghardt
Cinematography: Stefan Rainer, Maik Burghardt
Technical departement: Stefan Rainer, Maik Burghardt, Jenny Biedermann, Peter Moser, Mario Breuer, Matthias Preußner
Editing: Stefan Rainer
Colorgrading: Stefan Rainer
Sound: Falko Rößner
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: Deutschland
Year of production: 2023
Running time: 111 Minuten
Resolution: 4096 x 1716 (4K)
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 CineScope
Rating: FSK 0
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🎬 Successful premiere of the film “Soultribe – A Dance of Life” by Stefan Rainer in Munich

The moving cinema premiere of “Soultribe – A Dance of Life” by director and producer Stefan Rainer on 5 November at the Mathäser Filmpalast and Gloria Palast in Munich inspired and touched the audience in the sold-out cinema auditorium and ended with standing ovations for the protagonists present and at the same time the makers…

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🎬 Theatrical release of “Soultribe”. Premiere at Munich’s Mathäser and Glorias Filmpalast

This week the film “Soultribe” by Stefan Rainer will be released in German cinemas. The official premiere will take place on Sunday, 5 November 2023, at 5 pm at the Mathäser and at 5.30 pm at the Gloria Filmpalast in Munich. The 5pm screening is sold out. There are still remaining tickets for the Gloria…

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Monolith

by Julius Schultheiß

Samir is part of a social circle of friends. One evening, his friend Basil suddenly leaves the group and doesn’t return. Shortly afterwards, Samir’s night shift begins, he gets into a taxi and we follow him for 24 hours: he sets off on a road trip through Berlin at night, one eye always on his smartphone to show him the way. The next day, while searching for Basil, Samir meets people who make him increasingly aware of his dwindling existence. When he realises that he can’t get anywhere on his own, the mysterious Henry appears and offers him a solution that requires sacrifice.

Monolith is an “essayistic film noir” (according to director and author Julius Schultheiß) told with the means of a police thriller, which takes the viewer on an oppressive journey into the protagonist’s inner world. The film succeeds in telling the story of the protagonist’s seemingly deliberate annihilation of his own existence in impressive and powerful images.

Theatrical release: October 12, 2023

Darling Berlin | 2023 | Drama, Thriller | Germany | Original title: “Monolith

Title: Monolith – An essayistic film noir
Director & Writer: Julius Schultheiß
Visual design: Lukas Eylandt
Editors: Julius Maibaum, Robert Falckenberg
Music: Peter Ries, Ivan Piperov & Benjamin Trinkle
Costume design: Eva Maibaum
Sound: Luis Burkhardt
Production: finderlohnfilm
Producers: Julius Schultheiß, Patrick Schorn
Associated producers: Gerold & Ulrike Dukat, Karin & Hans-Georg Schultheiß, Dr med Sami Watad, Gerd & Heidrun Schultheiß, Andreas Behrendt. Ruth Glörfeld, Christa Meyszner, Margareta Bloom
Performers: Thomas Halle (Samir/Levent), Susana AbdulMajid (Seynep), Ali Berber (Basil), David Bredin (Henry), Marc Ben Puch (Bruckner), Maxi Geithner (Maren), Thea Rasche (perpetrator)
Genres: Drama, Mystery-Thriller
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2023

Running time: 72 minutes
Projection format: DCI 2K F-178
Resolution: 1920×1080
Sound: Stereo 2.0
Rating: FSK 12 (Descriptors: Threat, Language)

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🎬 “Monolith” by Julius Schultheiß can be seen in the cinema from today (Darling Berlin)

UCM.ONE is bringing the award-winning film “Monolith” to German cinemas on the Darling Berlin label from 12 October 2023. In this existentialist film drama, director and writer Julius Schultheiß tells the story of a driven, characterless man’s loss of control and self-dissolution. Monolith is an “essayistic film noir” (according to director and author Julius Schultheiß)…

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🎬 “Monolith” by Julius Schultheiß wins “Achtung Berlin Award” for Best Feature Film

At the 19th Achtung Berlin Film Festival 2023, the film “Monolith” by Julius Schultheiß, produced by Finderlohnfilm and co-produced by UCMP, was awarded “Best Feature Film”. The film, distributed by UCM.ONE on the Darling Berlin label, is a “quiet and very hauntingly told drama about an undercover investigator whose existence and faith are at stake”,…

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Junk Space Berlin

by Juri Padel

Between Berlin’s past and a dystopian future, Juri Padel’s pulsating trip finds cinematic access to the fourth dimension. An inexplicable rift runs through Berlin that seems to split the city in two. When the artificial intelligence “Billie” disappears between these worlds, her friend Marion, with the help of former activist and hacker Blue, tries to follow her digital trail, which gets lost somewhere in the rift. But the closer they get to Billie, the deeper they penetrate into the marginal deviation of reality.

The crack not only fragments the film’s narrative, but also takes us viewers into a world where the boundaries between reality and virtual manipulation have been lost in the digital background noise. Junk Space Berlin, in parts AI-based, is “mindfuck at it’s best”. Suggestive and full of subversive energy. Trainspotting meets Shakespeare in a Berlin whose division only exists in people’s minds and is therefore all the more present.

Theatrical release: September 21, 2023

Darling Berlin | 2022 | Thriller, Mystery, Science-Fiction | Germany | Original title: “Junk Space Berlin“.

Original title: Junk Space Berlin

Director: Juri Padel

Screnplay: Vera Schindler, Juri Padel

Actors: Tamara Semzov (Blue), Thomas Schimanski (Bird) , Otiti Engelhardt (Marion), Selin Kavak (Akira), Carolin Haupt, Komi Togbonou, Marta Sroka, Mano Thiravong und Tommi Tokyo (Billie)

Producer: Juri Padel

Associated Producers: Ingrid Klein, Clemens Rehbein, Roland Stiller

Junior Producer: Kai Hotz

Cinematography: Florian Baumgarten, Moritz von Dungern

Editing: Florian Klein

Sound: Elias Lenzen

Setdesign und costumes: Anna Kurz

 

Production company: JCProductions

Year of production: 2022

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Science-Fiction

Country: Germany

Language: German

 

Lenght: 105 Min

Rating: FSK 16

Aspect ratio: 16:9, DCI 2K F-178

Resolution: 1920×1080

Sound: Surround 5.1

Film label: Darling Berlin

Distribution: UCM.ONE

Theatrical start: September 21, 2023

 

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🎬 Cinema release of “Junk Space Berlin” by Juri Padel (Darling Berlin)

On 21.09.2023, the cinema premiere of the arthouse science fiction film “Junk Space Berlin” took place in the almost sold-out Berlin cinema in the KulturBrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg). After the screening, producer, director and writer Juri Padel and playwright Vera Schindler as well as the actors Tamara Semzov, Thomas Schimanski, Selin Kavak, Carolin Haupt, Komi Togbonou…

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🎬 Premiere of “Junk Space Berlin” (Darling Berlin) at the Kulturbrauerei cinema

The Darling Berlin film “Junk Space Berlin” by Juri Padel celebrates its cinema premiere today at the Kulturbrauerei cinema in Prenzlauer Berg. The critically acclaimed science fiction film about a mysterious rift that runs through Berlin is already being compared to Tom Tykwer’s “Run Lola Run” from 1998, among others, in terms of its significance…

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Youth Topia

by Dennis Stormer

The film tells the story of Wanja, who is transformed from an outsider into an adult by the “algorithm” that ubiquitously dominates the near future. She leaves her exciting youthful life as a good-for-nothing behind and finds the recognition she thought was long missing in her newfound dream job as an architect. From now on, Vanya’s best friends have to go around the houses without her to have a good time and make a ruckus. They are the only and most precious remnant of Vanya’s former life. But without her friends, the only and most precious remnant of her past as a teenager, Wanja is terribly lonely and alone. If Vanya wants to continue climbing the career ladder, she has to make a serious decision.

“Youth Topia” is a portrait of a young generation that is beginning to understand that with the privilege of self-realisation comes a lonely path. A generation that misses a community under the pressure to succeed that it has created itself, a generation that feels that simply being in the world is the highest form of happiness.

Theatrical release: August 17, 2023

Available via UCM.ONE worldwide excluding Switzerland.

Artkeim² | 2022 | Science-Fiction, Comedy, Satire | Switzerland, Germany | Original title: “Youth Topia“.

Original title: Youth Topia

Director: Dennis Stormer

Screenplay: Marisa Meier, Dennis Stormer

Actors: Nadim Ben, Gottfried Breitfuss, Alice Britschgi, Saladin Dellers, Lou Haltinner, Regula Imboden, Timon Kiefer, Reiner Krausz, Elsa Langnäse, Amy Lombardi, Marisa Meier, Manon Pfrunder, Jürg Plüss, Nicolas Rosat, Sabrina Tannen, Lia von Blarer, Virginia Zaretskie

Producer: Marisa Meier, Dennis Stormer, Katrin Renz, Stefan Jäger, Reiner Krausz, Vita Spieß

Cinematography: Jonas Schneider

Editing: Noëmi Katharina Preiswerk

Sound: Daniel Fuchs

Make-up: Julia Althof

Costume design: Sabrina Bosshard

Camera assistance & Technical departement: Marc Angele, Jonas Schneider

Color grading: Stefano Zordan

Production companies: Tellfilm (Switzerland), Intuition Club (Germany), Sehstern Filmproduktion (Germany)

Year of production: 2021

Genres: Science-Fiction, Comedy, Satire

Countries: Switzerland, Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Length: 85 Min

Aspect ratio: 2K Scope

Resolution: 2048×858

Sound: Surround 5.1

Rating: FSK 16

 

Film label: Artkeim²

Distributor: UCM.ONE

Premiere: September 25, 2021 at the Zurich Film Festival

Theatrical release Germany: August 17, 2023

 

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🎬 Premiere of “Youth Topia” by Dennis Stormer at City Kino Wedding in Berlin

Last night, the City Kino Wedding in Berlin hosted the theatrical release premiere of the film “Youth Topia” (Artkeim²) by Dennis Stormer. Actors, film crew and guests came together to celebrate the launch of this film, which is now being shown nationwide on the UCM.ONE film distribution label Artkeim². “Youth Topia” takes a look at…

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🎬 “Youth Topia” by Dennis Stormer launches in theaters nationwide on the Artkeim² label

In the film distribution of UCM.ONE on the Artkeim² label, the film “Youth Topia” by Dennis Stormer opens nationwide today. The premiere will take place at 7pm at Berlin’s City Kino Wedding, and the entire film team will be present. “Youth Topia” takes viewers into a not-too-distant future in which an algorithm decides when adolescence…

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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

 

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🎬 “Fish in the Fur” (Artkeim²) shown in more cinemas in 5th week of play

The youth film “Fish in the Fur” (Geman original title: “Fisch im Fell”)  by director Dean Benzin, produced by the Protestant Ladenkirche in Braunschweig, is starting its fifth week of screenings. After successful screenings at the Protestant Church Congress in Nuremberg and in selected cinemas in Germany, the film continues to expand its presence. In…

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🎵 Tracks from the “Fish in the Skin” soundtrack available today on streaming and download portals

Max Wege, the musician from Balgstädt who lives in Leipzig, has released a new song together with his colleague Charlie Paschen under the project name Porzellan. The track “Mein Geheimnis” (English: “My secret”) was released on Friday, 16 June 2023, on Artkeim² and is now available on all streaming and download portals. The two artists…

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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

 

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🎬 “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

Available via UCM.ONE in Germany.

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

 

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🎬 “One In A Million” by Joya Thome nominated for the European Young Audiance Award 2023

The documentary film “One in a Million” by Joya Thome has been nominated for the European Young Audience Award 2023 of the European Film Awards. The nomination was announced by the European Film Academy in Berlin on 5 November 2023. In addition to “One in a Million”, the film “Longing for the World” (Switzerland, 2023)…

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🎬 “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

Available via UCM.ONE in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

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

 

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🎬 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 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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