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 can be viewed from the specified theatrical release date (or may have since) in selected cinemas:

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 |  “Kim hat einen Penis” at www.imdb.com | 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

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: June 13, 2019

 

Length: 86 Min

Rated: FSK: 12 (requested)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the film “Kim hat einen Penis”: www.IMDb.com, www.IMDbPro.com

“Kim hat einen Penis” (Darling Berlin) opens the film festival achtung berlin 2019

Philipp Eichholtz’s new film “Kim hat einen Penis” (Darling Berlin) is the opening film of the 15th achtung berlin – new berlin film award. The festival will take place from April 10th to 17th and will traditionally open with the film at the Berliner Kino International on Wednesday, April 10th. Philipp Eichholtz’s fourth feature film…

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“Everything Always All the Time” can be seen at the Berlinale as part of the “AG Kino – Gilde Screenings”

In the presence of director Philipp Eichholtz, the film “Everything Always All the Time” (German title: “Kim hat einen Penis”) is part of the “AG Kino – Gilde Screenings” on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 14:45 Hackesche Höfe cinema to be seen. Already since 2002 the AG Kino – Gilde (English: “AK Cinema – Guild”)…

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“Everything Always All the Time” (Darling Berlin) celebrates International Premiere at the Prague Film Festival

Philipp Eichholtz’s new film “Everything Always All the Time” (German: “Kim hat einen Penis”) celebrates its first international appearance at the Prague Film Festival after its premiere at the Munich Film Festival in July 2018. The screenings will take place on Sunday, 21 October 21 and Friday, November 2nd. The film was invited to the…

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“Kim hat einen Penis” by Philipp Eichholtz in the competition at the Munich Film Festival

The film “Kim hat einen Penis” (English title: “Everything Always All the Time”)  by Philipp Eichholtz is competing at this year’s Filmfest München. The premiere will take place in the presence of the film crew on Thursday, 05. July 18:00 clock in Sendlinger Tor. We are also happy to announce that the film “Kim hat…

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Character One: Susan

by Tim Lienhard

Susan, in her early 50s, is an wonderfully attractive woman. But the half-Italian, born in the early 1960s in Berlin, is ill. She’s bipolar and schizoaffective. She’s lived a thousand lives, she says proudly into the camera. But her life was actually already over when she was only eleven. That’s when she was sexually abused.

The queen of Berlin’s techno clubs in the 1990s – once a drug dealer and globetrotter – defends her independence to this day.  This comes at a price; because she lives in Berlin on social welfare and has a counselor. A rape during this time throws Susan into a state of anxiety. None the less, she speaks openly and aggressively about all of the things that have happened to her. So this film is a highly topical contribution to the #MeToo debate; an analysis of sexism from the perspective of a beautiful, abused woman. That fact that she suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorders is another of the film’s themes. With her impressive talent for performing and making herself the center of attention, and this in a very strong, self confident, and self reflective way, Susan captivates the film’s maker, Tim Lienhard, who she met 25 years ago at the Love Parade in Berlin.

Theatrical release: April 25, 2019

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Documentary | “Character One: Susan” at www.achtungberlin.de

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: April 25, 2019

 

Length: 80 Min

Rated: tba

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Resolution: HD

 

Dedicated to Helga Lienhard

 

More information about the film “Character One: Susan”:  www.achtungberlin.de

Breakdown in Tokyo

by Zoltan Paul

PEROPERO, the future-rock band from Berlin, is touring Japan with gigs in liveclubs from Tokyo to other cities. Director Laszlo (60) is the guitarist’s father. He films the tour through Japan with a film crew for creating documentary about the gigs and life of the band.
 
The filmcrew is accompanied by Laszlos wife Emma who is the producer of the film. But the project is mutating into a dramatic love story between Laszlo and the young Japanese assistant producer Nahoko. Nahoko is an authentic and demanding person, with at least a father complex – apart from other psychological problems. She drives Laszlo increasingly into difficulties. The film crew and the musicians experience life how the director more and more loses control over himself and the film project because of the love adventure with Nahoko. Finally, after a boozed night, they not only end up in bed together but oversleep and nearly miss an important appointment. Emma, the producer shows her partner the red card. Consequently, the director breaks up with Nahoko. And Nahoko disappears in a crying attack with the entire production notes, all dates and all tickets – and the notebook of Emma. Chaos. Anger. Major tension in the group. Now the director needs to find Nahoko at any price and bring her back…

Theatrical release: August 30, 2018

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Comedy | “Breakdown at Tokyo” at www.darlingberlin.de

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“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

“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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Film premiere of “Breakdown in Tokyo” (Darling Berlin) with live concert by PeroPero

The Theatrical release of „Breakdown in Tokyo” (Darling Berlin) on August, 30th will transform the City Kino Wedding into a concert hall. After the l premiere of the new comedy by Zoltan Paul, the band about the son of the director „PeroPero“ plays one of their thrilling concerts, The tickets for the premiere and the…

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“Breakdown in Tokyo” in the feature film competition of the “achtung berlin festival”

Zoltan Paul’s new film “Breakdown in Tokyo”, which Darling Berlin will be releasing in the summer of 2018, will feature in this year’s feature film competition by achtung berlin. The mockumentary tells the story of a director in his life crisis who actually wants to document his son’s Japan tour, but plunges into a ludicrous…

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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 | “Lost in the Living” at www.darlingberlin.de

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 (requested)

Language: English and English

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the film „Lost in the Living“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

„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

Growing up is easy – and growing up is difficult? The Berlin girl Charlie finds it damn hard to keep the expectations of her environment and her own apart. Her boyfriend, Marco, wants a child, and her colleague, Gerry, surmises, unsolicited, “Five years together? Well, surely you’re three of you soon …? “But Charlie is not at all sure: Is it nice to have a child, or does she herself disappear with her needs? Charlie is challenged quite a bit in her job as a teacher, and things are not going well with Marco. Everything was so wonderfully easy and spontaneous in the beginning.

She would like some of the excitement of yesteryear when she went dancing in the morning. Others find it easier: Gerry buys a caravan and wants to drift towards the Balkans, her best friend breaks with her backpack to Asia. And then Charlie’s beloved, fun-loving granny gets sick too. Is that how it is to be an adult?

Theatrical release: March 15, 2018

Darling Berlin | 2018 | Drama | “Rückenwind von vorn” at www.darlingberlin.de | 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

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

 

Theatrical release: March 15, 2018

 

Length: 80 Min

Rated: FSK tba

Aspect Ratio: 1,78 : 1

Sound: Surround Sound 5.1

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the film „Away You Go“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Director Philipp Eichholtz Guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar

This month director Philipp Eichholtz  with his three Darling Berlin films “Liebe mich!” (English: “Love Me!”), “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Dancing quietly”) and “Rückenwind von vorn” (English: “Away we go”) works as a guest lecturer at the College of Fine Arts Saar (German: Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar). All his films will be shown the week…

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“Rückenwind von vorn” (“Away You Go”) opens Grenzland Film Days and Lichter Filmfest

Three weeks after the movie’s release, the new feature film by Philipp Eichholtz opens on April 5th, two film festivals. „Rückenwind von vorn” (English: “Away You Go”) from our label Darling Berlin runs in Frankfurt at the Lichter Filmfest and at the same time in the Bavarian town Selbst at the Grenzland Film Days. In Frankfurt, the…

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Director Philipp Eichholtz receives “Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch” tribute at the Berlinale

In front of around 2000 guests, Berlin director Philipp Eichholtz received the award “Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch” at the Ritz Hotel on Potsdamer Platz on Saturday from Variety editor-in-chief Steven Gaydos and Medienboard boss Kirsten Niehuus. Eichholtz’s film “Rückenwind von vorn” (English “Away You Go”) opened the perspective of this year’s Berlinale and will…

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“Away You Go” opens up the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” of the Berlinale in 2018

The new film by Philipp Eichholtz “Away You Go”  (German: “Rückenwind von vorn”) tells the story of a young teacher who loses access to her own needs under the expectations of her environment. The film will open on Friday, February 16, 2018, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino of Berlinale 2018 and is after “Love me!” and “Dance…

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Königin von Niendorf | Queen of Niendorf

by Joya Thome

In Brandenburg, the summer holidays have just begun, but the ten-year Lea (Lisa Moell) does not go this year as usual with her friends to summer camp. In general, she finds the other girls in her school increasingly stranger. And so Lea turns mostly alone on her bike through the village and visits the musician and dropout Mark (Mex panties), who lives on a wild farm. One day, on one of her raids, Lea observes five boys hauling a large oil drum over the fence of the paint factory and 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 makes a dare. And from then on the summer seems to be full of adventure.

Theatrical release: February 15, 2018

Darling Berlin | 2017 | Children & Family | “Königin von  Niendorf” at www.darlingberlin.de | 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

 

Prizes:

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”: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

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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“Queen of Niendorf” by Joya Thome nominated for the Prize of the German Film Critic

The film “Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf”) by Joya Thome is nominated in the category “Best Children’s Film” at the “Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2018”. Thus, “The Queen” appears against “The Little Witch,” a film by Michael Schaerer, who was also nominated. The prize has been awarded for more than 60 years by…

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“Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) now with over 24,000 viewers in German and French cinemas

The family film “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) has reached 15,000 moviegoers in France since the end of August. Thus the film (with the German name: “Königin von Niendorf”) by Joya Thome has been seen by more than 24,000 viewers on German and French screens. Since 16 November, the film has been shown in a…

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Joya Thome wins with “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) the German Director’s Award 2018 for “Best Director Children’s Film”.

Joya Thome has been honoured for her film “Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf”) [Darling Berlin] in Munich with the German Director Award 2018 (Metropolis) in the category Children’s Film. The prize was awarded for the 8th time at a gala event in the Audimax of the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich.…

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“Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) starts with school screening and premiere in Paris

In the presence of director Joya Thome and leading actress Lisa Moell, “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) has started in French cinemas. The family film with the French name “Reine d’un été” runs on over 50 screens. To kick off in Paris over 200 children could marvel at the film in a school screening, before…

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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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Queen of Niendorf (Darling Berlin) in the starting blocks for French theatrical release

In one month, the movie “Königin von Niendorf” (English title: “Queen of Niendorf”) starts in French cinemas. Under the title “Reine d’un été”, the internationally acclaimed family film will be screened in various French cities from 29th August. In Germany, the directing debut of Joya Thome was 23 weeks in the cinema charts.

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Queen of Niendorf (Darling Berlin) available on DVD and VoD

The award-winning family film “Königin von Niendorf” (English: “Queen of Niendorf”) (Darling Berlin) is now available on DVD and on VOD. The film by Joya Thoma was released on February 15, 2018 in cinemas and has been in the German cinema charts for 23 weeks. Most recently, 13-year-old Lisa Moell won the German Youth-Mediaaward “White…

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Lisa Moell wins for her leading role in “Queen of Niendorf” German Children’s Media Prize

The 13-year-old actress Lisa Moell has won the German Children’s Media Prize “White Elephant” for her role in “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin). The award as best young actress was presented to her at the Filmfest Munich. “Their way of playing is so honest, sincere and undeniable that they hope the film will not end,”…

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“Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) nominated for the “White Elephant”

The family film “Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) is nominated for the Kinder-Medienpreis 2018 as best feature film. In the selection are the movies: “The little witch”, “Help, I’ve shrunk my parents”, “Jim Button and Luke the engine driver” and “Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf”). The “White Elephant” will be awarded on July…

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“Queen of Niendorf” von Joya Thome (Darling Berlin) awarded with an ECFA Award!

The family film “Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf”) by Joya Thome (Darling Berlin) won the ECFA Award at the Ciné-jeune de l’Aisne Festival, a prize awarded by members of the ECFA’s European Children’s Film Association at selected festivals. All winners of the individual festivals run at the Berlinale in 2019 for the „Best…

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„Queen of Niendorf“ at the International Women’s Film Festival in Dortmund and Barnefilmfestival in Norway

The family film „Queen of Niendorf” (Darling Berlin) starts into its tenth week at German cinemas with special screenings at the international women’s film festival in Cologne and Dortmund. In the presence of director Joya Thome the film runs until the weekend in Dortmund´s “Kino im “U”. This year, the Festival puts a focus on…

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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 |  “Rakete Perelman” at www.darlingberlin.de | 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”: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Babylon Berlin TV star Liv Lisa Fries current movie “Rocket Perelman” (Darling Berlin) is now available on all VOD plattforms

Liv Lisa Fries is currently thrilling German and international TV audiences in the ARD / SKY series “Babylon Berlin”. Their current feature film “Rocket Perelman” (Darling Berlin) is now available on all VOD platforms after the release of the DVD. “Rocket Perelman” (German: Rakete Perelman”) tells the story of an artist municipality in Brandenburg, which…

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“Rocket Perelman” by Oliver Alaluukas (Darling Berlin) with Liv Lisa Fries

Darling Berlin reveals the tragi-comedy “Rocket Perelman” on  November 9th 2017  to German cinemas. In the leading role acts Liv Lisa Fries, who is currently celebrating a worldwide success with the TV series Babylon Berlin. Fries plays in “Rocket Perelman” Jen, who is looking for a new start in an artist community. In her mid-twenties…

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Blind & Hässlich | Ugly & Blind

by Tom Lass

Ferdi is ugly. And he really wants a girlfriend. That does not 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 only does that. She left the house to finish her high school diploma and needed a flat. Now she lives with her cousin Cecile in the blind dorm and plays blind. 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, set-up manager and assistant director. In 2009, he created his first improvised low-budget feature film “PAPA GOLD”, which was nominated for the Max Ophüls Prize and the First Steps Award and among others. was awarded the prize of the German Film Critics Association in Achtung Berlin. Immediately afterwards followed in 2011, his second feature film “KAPTN OSKAR”, the u.a. received the main prize at the Oldenburg Film Festival and whose main actress was awarded the Seymour Cassel Award. His 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 | “Blind & Hässlich” at www.darlingberlin.de | 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

 

Prizes:

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

 

All information about the movie “Ugly & Blind”: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Clara Schramm and Naomi Achternbusch win “Preis der deutschen Filmkritik” for “Ugly & Blind”

The actresses Clara Schramm and Naomi Achternbusch won the Best German Actress Award at “Preis der deutschen Filmkritik” for their roles in the film Ugly & Blind (German: “Blind & Hässlich”) by Tom Lass, awarded on the occasion of the Berlinale 2018. The film was also nominated for the best male actor (Tom Lass) and for…

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“Ugly & Blind” has been nominated four times for the “Association of German Film Critics”

Tom Lass, Clara Schramm and Naomi Achternbusch as Best Actor, as well as Daniel Hacker, Tom Lass and Maja Tennstedt for the Best Editing, are nominated for “Blind & Hässlich” (Ugly & Blind) for the “Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2017”. The Prize has been awarded by the Association of German Film Critics for more than…

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“Ugly & Blind” (“Blind & Hässlich”) now in cinemas all over Germany

Darling Berlin’s latest movie “Ugly & Blind” by director and screenwriter Tom Lass is starting in cinemas all over Germany on September, 21st! The highly acclaimed movie has won several prizes, e.g. at the Filmfest Munich where “Ugly & Blind” has won the the prestigious FIPRESCI prize, which is awarded by the International Federation of…

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The movie “Blind & Hässlich” (“Ugly & Blind”) wins a German Independence Award in Oldenburg

“Ugly & Blind” (“Blind & Hässlich”) by Tom Lass (“Kaptn Oskar”, “Papa Gold”) has won the German Independence Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble’ at the Filmfest Oldenburg! We are extremely proud and congratulate the team and cast on this tremendous success at one of the most respected festivals in Germany – the Movie…

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International critics award FIPRESCI for “Ugly & Blind” (“Blind & Hässlich”) at Munich Film Fest

The latest film of Darling Berlin‘s most productive darling Tom Lass, “Ugly & Blind” (“Blind & Hässlich“), has won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize, which is awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics. The third movie of the promising young auteur Tom Lass, who co-wrote the script, co-produced, directed and played the leading male part, is…

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Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace

by Timo Jacobs

For the World Breath Agency Cowboy eagerly tries to clean the breath of the world with homemade bed-chains and levitated water. Well, that should not be a problem in Kreuzberg, the district for star singers. After all, Cowboy has the help of his senior interns. But here, too, the times are changing. Cowboy has to watch the greasy Tschick McQueen and his busy partner Angel open a car courier across the street. Cowboy has to do something about those dirty slings. He plans to build a bike courier service and organize a rally right at the beginning.

But Cowboy’s mission has another reason. Cowboy does not want his mother to end up as a guinea pig in a dull and even dangerous retirement home. His mother is to go to Sohosavoyritz, the invigorating retirement home for BestAgerGutverdiener. There even Elvis is dancing as a laser projection. But cowboy needs money for that; best that of the courier company. As the world’s air center in the shape of the attractive and intelligent Fey van Schweeden sends a representative, Cowboys planning picks up speed. Fey supports cowboy where she can. For this it demands transcendental rethinking. Scattered between his burgeoning love for Fey, the appeal of Angel and his neat penchant for chaos, the rally becomes a race against time. Soon his mother should be taken away from him and these courier drivers really do not do what they should actually: cycling.

Tschick and Angel have cowboy meanwhile rushed the devil from Hermannplatz on the neck. But that’s laughable compared to the huge thundercloud hovering above him, and Cowboy’s ability to trick himself out of the game.

Theatrical release: June 02, 2017

Darling Berlin | 2016 | Comedy | “Mann im Spagat” at www.darlingberlin.de

Director: Timo Jacobs

Actors: Timo Jacobs, Natalia Belitski, Clemens Schick, Meret Becker, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Olli Schulz, Rolf Zacher, Dorothea Hagena, Werner Daehn, David Bredin, Susanne Wuest, Hans-Ulrich Laux, Anna Ortmann, Burak Yigit, Marc Philipps, Katharina Baron Kowalewski, Uta Janietz, Christian Wewerka, Meret Becker, Hanni Bergesch, Friedrich Liechtenstein, Volker Michalowski, Steve Morell, Mona Mur, Ketel Weber

Producers: Timo Jacobs, Mareike Bauer

Production: Prophetfilms

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: June 02, 2017

 

Length: 90 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the movie „Mann im Spagat“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Don’t miss „Mann im Spagat (Pace, Cowboy, Pace)“ – in cinemas now!

Darling Berlin is proud to announce that the film „Mann im Spagat (Pace, Cowboy, Pace)“ is starting in selected cinemas all over Germany this Thursday! The movie, directed by Timo Jacobs, is kind of a sequel to Jacobs’ debut “Klappe Cowboy!“. ‚Free swinging for world inhalation’ – For Cowboy as a libertine, and leader of…

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“Mann im Spagat” to be screened at the 7th Annual Queens World Film Festival

Darling  Berlin is proud to announce that our film “Mann im Spagat (Pace, Cowboy, Pace)” will be screened at the 7th Annual Queens World Film Festival which takes place from March 14th to 19th, 2017 in Queens, NYC! The movie, directed by Timo Jacobs, is kind of a sequel to Jacobs’ debut “Klappe Cowboy!”: ‘Free swinging for…

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Beat Beat Heart

by Luise Brinkmann

A playful romanticist has been actively waiting for months for the return of her great love – when suddenly her newly separated mother moves in midlife-crisis with her and confronts her in the course of their self-discovery with new-fangled love concepts and life wisdom.

Kerstin (Lana Cooper) believes in love with all her heart and has been waiting for months for the return of her ex boyfriend Thomas (Till Wonka). She has made herself comfortable in sugar beautiful memories, when suddenly her mother Charlotte (Saskia Vester) is at the door and wants to move into her flat. Because mom accidentally broke up with her partner in mid-50s and now does not know where to go. The fact that the two women could not be more different with their longing, becomes clear at the latest when Charlotte unceremoniously by Kerstin’s roommate (Christin Nichols) inspired to meet new men through an app and bring home directly. Kerstin’s happy daydreams are now increasingly interrupted by the reality in which true love has become a hopeless, random product.

Theatrical release: April 27, 2017

Darling Berlin | 2016 | Drama, Romance | “Beat Beat Heart” at www.darlingberlin.de

Director: Luise Brinkmann

Actors: Lana Cooper, Saskia Vester, Till Wonka, Aleksandar Radenkovic, Christin Nichols , Caroline Erikson, Jörg Bundschuh, Hans-Heinrich Hardt, Cornelius Schwalm, Simon Finkas

Producers: Olivia Charamsa, Luise Brinkmann

Production: ifs international film school cologne

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: April 27, 2017

DVD release: October 06, 2017

VoD start: November 01, 2017

 

Length: 87 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD

 

Prize:

2016 Filmfest München: Special Award Ensemble & Energy -> Filmteam Beat Beat Heart

 

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“Beat Beat Heart” now available on DVD and VoD

The DVD of Darling Berlin’s latest darling “Beat Beat Heart” by director and screenwriter Luise Brinkmann has hit the stores on October 2017. Grab a copy of this extraordinary drama/comedy starring Lana Cooper and Saskia Vester. The highly acclaimed movie (at Filmfest Munich, Max-Ophüls-Preis, Slamdance and others) tells the story of Kerstin (Lana Cooper), who…

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“Beat Beat Heart” now in cinemas in Germany

Darling Berlin’s latest darling “Beat Beat Heart” by director and screenwriter Luise Brinkmann is starting in cinemas all over Germany on April, 27! And this is a movie that’s definitely not to be missed this spring! The highly acclaimed movie (at Filmfest Munich, Max-Ophüls-Preis, Slamdance and others) tells the story of Kerstin, who is daydreaming…

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“Beat Beat Heart” opening achtung berlin festival 2017

The 13th achtung berlin festival is Germany’s leading film festival for independent films and will be showing more than 80 movies this year – and Darling Berlin’s latest darling “Beat Beat Heart” by director and screenwriter Luise Brinkmann will be the opening film and, of course, taking part in the competition! The highly acclaimed movie…

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“Beat Beat Heart” (Darling Berlin) has North American Premiere at Slamdance

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its 23rd annual narrative and documentary feature film competition lineup, and “Beat Beat Heart” by director and screenwriter Luise Brinkmann will celebrate its international premiere at the ‘little brother’ of Sundance. We congratulate and are very honored to be a part of the team! Some words on the film:…

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Luca tanzt leise | Dancing Quietly

by Philipp Eichholtz

Luca wants to do the Abi after dark years of depression. Her little dog Mata helps her to find motivation and joie de vivre. So that it does not fail to math, Luca concludes a deal with Kurt: English against math. He becomes a reliable friend, even if it gets really bad for Luca. When will it actually succeed, this “life”? If you understand math and get the Abi? If you know how to get sick leave to postpone the exams? If you find the right guy who loves you and wants you – and who is not an asshole?

Luca knows pretty well what it’s like when getting up, eating, getting dressed just does not work. There were ten dark years in her life. Now she has a small dog, Mata, rescued from a killing station in Bulgaria. She gets up for that and goes out. And it tries with the Abitur in the second educational way. So that it does not fail to math, Luca closes with her seat neighbor Kurt a deal: she helps him with English. He explains math to her and he is a reliable friend. For example, when this aggressive guy rings again at her door. And certainly, when things get really bad for Luca. Their lives live, but only they can do that.

Theatrical release: January 19, 2017

Darling Berlin | 2016 | Drama, Comedy | “Luca tanzt leise” at www.darlingberlin.de | English title: “Dancing Quietly”

Director: Philipp Eichholtz

Actors: Martina Schöne-Radunski, Hans-Heinrich Hardt, Claudia Jacob, Sebastian Fräsdorf, Deleila Piasko, Tobias Borchers, Ruth Bickelhaupt, Renate Lorenz, Lara Smetana, Luzie Baumgart, Steffan Drotleff, Tom Lass, Anna F. Kohlschütter, Luise Brinkmann, Markus Morkötter, Pepa Kistner, Daniel Iren Sadeh, Lilli Meinhardt

Producers: Philipp Eichholtz, Oliver Jerke

Co-producer: Kordula Hildebrandt

Production: Von Oma gefördert

Co-production: Hildebrandt Film

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, Spanish

 

Theatrical release: January 19, 2017

DVD release: April 07, 2017

Netflix launch (worldwide): April 01, 2017

 

Length: 81 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the movie „Dance quietly“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Director Philipp Eichholtz Guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar

This month director Philipp Eichholtz  with his three Darling Berlin films “Liebe mich!” (English: “Love Me!”), “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Dancing quietly”) and “Rückenwind von vorn” (English: “Away we go”) works as a guest lecturer at the College of Fine Arts Saar (German: Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar). All his films will be shown the week…

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Director Philipp Eichholtz receives “Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch” tribute at the Berlinale

In front of around 2000 guests, Berlin director Philipp Eichholtz received the award “Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch” at the Ritz Hotel on Potsdamer Platz on Saturday from Variety editor-in-chief Steven Gaydos and Medienboard boss Kirsten Niehuus. Eichholtz’s film “Rückenwind von vorn” (English “Away You Go”) opened the perspective of this year’s Berlinale and will…

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“Luca tanzt leise” (“Dancing Quietly”) now in cinemas in Germany!

On 19th January, Darling Berlin releases a new romantic tragicomedy: “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Dancing Quietly”) by director Philipp Eichholtz, whose debut “Liebe mich!” (English: Love me!) was already a remarkable success in Germany’s independent movie scene. It tells the story of Luca, a young woman who tries to take her Abitur after some dark…

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Great success for “Lotte” and Lana Cooper (“Love Steaks”) at achtung berlin Festival

This year’s achtung berlin Festival – which is one of the most important festivals for independent cinema productions in Germany – has turned out to be a successful one for Darling Berlin and its movies and actors: our newest movie “Lotte” by Julius Schultheiß has won the 1st prize in the category Best Feature Film!…

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“Dancing Quietly” taking part in achtung berlin’s new berlin film award 2016

The latest project of German independent shooting star Philipp Eichholtz, “Luca tanzt leise” (English direct translation: “Luca’s Silent Dance”, English title: “Dancing Quietly”) is one of the feature films taking part in this year’s competition for the ‘new berlin film award’. The movie is “a little love-letter to all those whose biggest struggle is to…

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Darling Berlin attends 37th Max Ophüls Film Prize in Saarbrücken

One of the most prestigious German film festivals is currently taking place in Saarbrücken, named after a true pioneer of the German movie scene, director Max Ophüls. For us, it goes without saying that our staff is present there – with the Darling Berlin movies “Family Fever” (by Nico Sommer, German: “Familienfieber”) having won the…

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Lotte

by Julius Schultheiß

Lotte is direct and edgy, while gracious and above all equipped with a metropolitan Schnodderschnauze. With all these qualities she is constantly in love with her colleagues, girlfriends and even her boyfriend. He throws them out and Lotte is standing in the street – from now on busy to find a place to stay.

One night, Lotte meets Marcel, an almost forgotten acquaintance, in her local bar. As soon as he has recognized her, Lotte escapes and finds a saving place in the apartment of her friend Sabine. The next day, Lotte clings to the hardships of the night and does not seem to let go of her while working in the hospital. A young girl is brought in, Lotte takes care of her, a subtle affection arises.

But the joy only lasts briefly, because a little later Lotte witnessed an encounter between the young girl Greta and Marcel. The eyes of the three cross and Lotte suspects that this time there will be no escape for them.

Theatrical release: October 27, 2016

Darling Berlin | 2016 | Drama | “Lotte” at www.darlingberlin.de

Director: Julius Schultheiß

Actors: Karin Hanczewski, Zita Aretz, Christine Knispel, Matthias Lamp, Paul Matzke, Marc Benjamin Puch

Producer: Julius Schultheiß

Production: finderlohnfilm

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: October 27, 2016

DVD release: January 20, 2017

VoD start: March 01, 2017

Amazon Prime launch (worldwide): December 15, 2017

 

Length: 78 Min

Rated: FSK 16

Resolution: HD

 

Prize: 

2016 Achtung Berlin Festival: Award for best feature film -> Julius Schultheiß

 

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achtung berlin award winning movie “Lotte” in cinemas from October, 27th

Lotte is direct and rough around the edges, yet still always amiable – but above all, she is equipped with a typical Berlin-style big mouth. With this character attributes, she sometimes gets in trouble: at work, with her friends, and even with her boyfriend, who throws her out, unceremoniously. So, Lotte is looking for a…

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Great success for “Lotte” and Lana Cooper (“Love Steaks”) at achtung berlin Festival

This year’s achtung berlin Festival – which is one of the most important festivals for independent cinema productions in Germany – has turned out to be a successful one for Darling Berlin and its movies and actors: our newest movie “Lotte” by Julius Schultheiß has won the 1st prize in the category Best Feature Film!…

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Frontalwatte

by Jakob Lass

Frontalwatte is like running against a wall and falling softly.

Franz, Adrian and Anastasia stumble through a world without consequences. They pass the time with home visits, jaw surgeries, triangle lessons, incest and poetry slams. Her search for identity degenerates to the search for the right role. Frontalwatte is like standing on stage with bandages in the mouth.

Theatrical release: July 14, 2016

Darling Berlin | 2011 | Comedy, Drama | “Frontalwatte” at www.darlingberlin.de

Director: Jakob Lass

Actors: Franz Rogowski, Gabi Herz, Paula Schramm, Simon Finkas, Charlotte Albrecht Charlotte Albrecht, Hanno Bachus, Florian Felder, Harald Geil, Katja Gerz Katja Gerz, Tom Lass, Nenad Lucic, Jean-Paul Raths, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Carl von Hollen, Katja Wagner

Producer: Jannis Funk

Production: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Lass Bros.

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: July 14, 2016

DVD release: October 14, 2016

VoD start: October 14, 2016

 

Length: 78 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby SR

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the film „Frontalwatte“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Starting today at the cinemas: “Frontalwatte” from Jakob Lass (Darling Berlin)

Franz, Adrian and Anastasia stumble through a world without consequences. They spend their time with visits from expensive flats by simulate interest to pay out of the pocket, pine-OPs, Triangle lessons, incest and poetry slams. Your search for identity degenerates to finding the right matching role. Frontal cotton is available as on stage with bandages…

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Antons Fest | Party of Eight

by John Kolya Reichart

Eight people gather at a homestead in the middle of nowhere to celebrate a feast together. It is the family members and close confidants of Anton, who fled from his life a few years ago, broke off all contacts and now unexpectedly invited to his 30th birthday. In joyful anticipation of the prodigal son, those left behind try to make the spirits of the past sleep. But the more time passes and the more hopeless it seems that Anton will emerge, the more frustrated and aggressive the waiting people become.

Trapped in the pampas, all fuses burn out gradually, and so does Anton’s feast become a major family battle …

Theatrical release: February 04, 2016

Darling Berlin | 2013 | Drama | “Antons Fest” at www.darlingberlin.de | English title: “Party of Eight”

Director: John Kolya Reichart

Actors: Andreas Bichler, Brigitte Böttrich, Milena Dreißig, Alexandra Finder, Frank Jacobsen, Matthias Lier, Natalia Rudziewicz, Oliver Törner

Producer: Linda Dedkova

Co-producers: Tim Krüger, John Kolya Reichart

Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in co-production with Polly Films GmbH and Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, French

 

Theatrical release: February 04, 2016

VoD start: November 15, 2016

 

Length: 93 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Sound Mix: D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Resolution: HD

 

Prize:

2014 Achtung Berlin Festival: Prize of the German Film Critics -> John Kolya Reichart

 

All information about the movie „Party of Eight“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Das Floß! | Floating!

by Julia C. Kaiser

Katha is sure she wants to marry Jana and have a baby with her. But her sandbox friend Charly has come up with something very special: a weekend ‘hen party’ for five, on a raft.

Katha has to learn not to think in conventional patterns; and it’s the most conservative-looking Charly who turns out to be the bearer of this ‘queer’ spirit. The movie tells of intellectual freedom – it should be created with the greatest possible creative freedom. With the raft! I want to tell a story that lives on improvisational authenticity and at the same time on narrative density. The script, served us as a promise – which, however, was allowed to be broken.

Theatrical release: January 07, 2016

Darling Berlin | 2015 | Drama, Comedy | “Das Floß! at www.darlingberlin.de | English title: “Floating!”

Director: Julia C. Kaiser

Actors: Julia Becker, Anna König, Jakob Renger, Till Butterbach, Rhon Diels, Christian Natter, Nina Bernards, Sina Bianca Hentschel, Viva Sofia Körner, Marie Ebenhan Marie Ebenhan, Denise Becker, Nancy Göring, Marion Maurin

Producers: Julia Becker & Julia C. Kaiser

Production: Julia Becker & Julia C. Kaiser Produktion

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: January 07, 2016

DVD release: August 12, 2016

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016

 

Length: 86 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Resolution: HD

 

 

All information about the movie „Das Floß“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Schmitke

by Štepán Altrichter

Julius Schmitke is a 57-year-old German engineer for wind turbines. He feels sickly, his body ages, creaks, crunches and groans. One day he is sent somewhere to the Czech Ore Mountains to repair one of his old patents, a mysterious C 174, which also does not want to creak and creak.

But that’s not the only secret that awaits him there. His colleague Thomas disappears, strange things happen, and Schmitke begins to feel the spirit of the forest around him. The longer Julius wanders through the rough and misty woods, the more surprised he is that the entire expedition into the mysterious, unknown forest seems to be a return to old, familiar places in himself.

Theatrical release: November 05, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Comedy, Mystery | “Schmitke” at www.darlingberlin.de

Director: Štepán Altrichter

Actors: Peter Kurth, Johann Jürgens, Helena Dvoráková, Jakub Zácek, Petr Vrsek, Lana Cooper, Stephan Grossmann, Johanka Schmidtmajerová, Irena Lamberková, Vladimír Skultéty, Andrea Christina Furrer

Producers: Claudia Schebesta, Susann Schimk, Jörg Trentmann, Tomás Vach

Production: credo:film GmbH, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Tomáš Vach, Produkce Radim Prochazka, in Kooperation mit mamoko Entertainment

Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, Czech

 

Theatrical release: November 05, 2015

DVD release: April 29, 2016

VoD start: May 01, 2016

 

Length: 98 Min

Rated: FSK 6

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Sound Mix: D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Resolution: HD

 

Prize: 

2016 Czech Lions: Best Sound -> Christoph de la Chevallerie

 

All information about the movie „Schmitke“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

“Schmitke” nominated for prizes in Czech Republic

Darling Berlin’s new movie “Schmitke” is nominated in three categories for the Prize of the Czech movie critics association. Peter Kurth is on the list for Best Leading Character, sound engineer Philipp Schneider is nominated for Best Sound Design and director Štěpán Altrichter is talked about as Newcomer of the Year. The award ceremony will…

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HomeSick

by Jakob M. Erwa

The ambitious cello student Jessica and her boyfriend, the young physiotherapist Lorenz move into their first shared apartment. When Jessica learns that she should compete for Germany at the prestigious “Young Classix Award” in Moscow, this is her big chance. The two enjoy their new life and new home. But soon dark clouds start to rise, because the neighbors, an elderly couple, seem to feel disturbed.

While Lorenz is out of the house during the day, Jessica prepares for the competition at home. Her tension increases daily. She also finds herself exposed to smaller and larger anonymous harassment she attributes to neighbors. Lorenz gets nothing from all this, which burdens the young happiness and makes life difficult for the couple in their new home.

Driven by her ambition and perfectionism, Jessica’s boundaries between reality and imagination seem to blur. She practices obsessively, often looks absent and can not find peace even at night. Friends become opponents, neighbors oversee, the new home becomes a self-imposed prison and the music becomes a nightmare …

Theatrical release: October 15, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Thriller | “HomeSick” at www.darlingberlin.de

Director: Jakob M. Erwa

Actors: Esther Maria Pietsch, Matthias Lier, Tatja Seibt, Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer, Eric Bouwer, Karim Cherif, Ralph Kretschmar, Lucia Luciano, Aline Eydam, Janusz Cichocki, Lutz Blochberger, Heike Hanold-Lynch, Barbara Sotelsek, Johannes Richard Voelkel, Fabian Pfeffer, Min-Oh Zeilmann, Jae Youn Seo

Producers: Jakob M. Erwa, Daniela Muck

Production: mojo:pictures

Countries: Austria, Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: German, English, French

 

Theatrical release: October 15, 2015

DVD release: November 13, 2015

VoD start: December 01, 2015

 

Length: 89 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the film „HomeSick“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Darling Berlin at the Filmkunstmesse Leipzig

Darling Berlin is present at the renowned Filmkunstmesse Leipzig with “HomeSick”, a fascinating chamber drama by Austrian director Jakob M. Erwa, which had its world premiere at this year’s Berlinale and is released on the Darling Berlin label. The “disturbing, Polanski-like hybrid of a thriller and a gracefully photographed art house movie” (Zitty Berlin) tells…

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Liebe mich! | Love me!

by Philipp Eichholtz

It flies out of the window in a high arc, Sarah’s sauteures MacBook. A total loss. And all because she has spent the night with her best friend and is unwilling to have breakfast or swear eternal love with her. Since you can mess around, if you are as impulsive and uncompromising as Sarah. Just stupid that all their work was on the laptop in the last few weeks …

Could that be the nice guy from the computer store again? Maybe he can fix his whole life again? He tries both. And Sarah likes it, because behind her loud roar is above all one thing: the desire for love. But she would not be Sarah, if she would not break it all again, plunge into Berlin party life, having sex with a stranger in the bathroom and throwing up with her father. To then regret everything again.

Theatrical release: August 20, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Comedy | “Liebe mich!” at www.darlingberlin.de | Englischer Titel: “Love me!”

Director: Philipp Eichholtz

Actors: Lilli Meinhardt, Christian Ehrich, Peter Trabner, Eva Bay, Axel Ranisch, David Brizzi, Gabriele Domschke Gabriele Domschke, Italo De Angelis

Producers: Philipp Eichholtz, Oliver Jerke

Production: Von Oma gefördert

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: August 20, 2015

DVD release: October 02, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016

 

Length: 83 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Resolution: HD

 

Prize: 

2014 Tirana International Film Festival: Best Editing -> Daniel Stephan

 

All information about the movie „Liebe mich!“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Director Philipp Eichholtz Guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar

This month director Philipp Eichholtz  with his three Darling Berlin films “Liebe mich!” (English: “Love Me!”), “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Dancing quietly”) and “Rückenwind von vorn” (English: “Away we go”) works as a guest lecturer at the College of Fine Arts Saar (German: Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar). All his films will be shown the week…

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Director Philipp Eichholtz receives “Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch” tribute at the Berlinale

In front of around 2000 guests, Berlin director Philipp Eichholtz received the award “Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch” at the Ritz Hotel on Potsdamer Platz on Saturday from Variety editor-in-chief Steven Gaydos and Medienboard boss Kirsten Niehuus. Eichholtz’s film “Rückenwind von vorn” (English “Away You Go”) opened the perspective of this year’s Berlinale and will…

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“Luca tanzt leise” (“Dancing Quietly”) now in cinemas in Germany!

On 19th January, Darling Berlin releases a new romantic tragicomedy: “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Dancing Quietly”) by director Philipp Eichholtz, whose debut “Liebe mich!” (English: Love me!) was already a remarkable success in Germany’s independent movie scene. It tells the story of Luca, a young woman who tries to take her Abitur after some dark…

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Out now: “German Mumblecore 10 DVD Box”, presented by achtung berlin

Darling Berlin releases a 10-DVD Box Set “German Mumblecore” in cooperation with achtung berlin – new berlin film award. The first comprehensive overview of German Mumblecore Cinema that has ever been released – 10 DVDs with the best movies that contemporary German cinema has to offer, including a 60-page booklet written bei Urs Spörri, with…

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Two nominations for the Prize of German Movie Critics 2015!

Two Darling Berlin movies have been nominated for the prestigious Prize of the VDFK, which is awarded by the German movie critics: Best Feature Film Debut: Philipp Eichholtz (Liebe mich!/Love me!) Best Actor: Peter Trabner (Familienfieber/Family Fever and Alki Alki) Philipp Eichholtz was born and raised near Osnabrück. At the age of 15 he made…

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Theatrical release of “Liebe mich!” (Darling Berlin)

On 20th August, Darling Berlin releases a new romantic tragicomedy: “Liebe mich!” (English: “Love me!”) tells the story of Sarah, a loud, non-conformist, rude, honest and provocative girl. She seems invincible, but she is lonely and lost and is struggling with her daily life. “Liebe mich!” (“Love me!”), directed by Philipp Eichholtz, is a film working with improvisation…

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Lilli Meinhardt won the “new berlin film award” the the category „Best actress“

From April 15-22, 2015, Berlins third biggest film festival achtung berlin – new berlin film award presented again new motion pictures, documentaries and short films which have been produced or shot in Berlin-Brandenburg. On top of this they organized again a competition in various sections. This Year Lilli Meinhardt won the desirable price for here…

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Nachthelle | Bright Night

by Florian Gottschick

It promises to be an idyllic and sentimental weekend. – The lovers ANNA and STEFAN and BERND and MARC meet in their old home. The expanding coal mining industry, which will soon swallow up the village, meadows and forests, has depopulated the place. The old school has expired, the dead in the cemetery have been exhumed and yet the four enjoy their time in the dying area and reminisce. But an old guilt pushes vehemently into Anna’s consciousness. The place of her youth has a threatening effect on her: she is afflicted by nightmares, something sinisterly surges to the surface, while towering conveyors dig incessantly closer. And that’s not enough, Stefan is drawn to the two men’s open relationship, which Marc takes advantage of to play with Anna’s ailing psyche.

The otherwise so confident Anna has to learn how to first slip away from well-structured life and then the friend – and she has to learn that only the confrontation with the demons of their past offers a way out.

Theatrical release: June 04, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Mystery | “Nachthelle” at www.darlingberlin.de | English title: “Bright Night”

Director: Florian Gottschick

Actors: Anna Grisebach, Benno Fürmann, Vladimir Burlakov, Kai Ivo Baulitz, Gudrun Ritter, Ines Buchmann, Ursel Stoye, Michael Gwisdek, Holger Franke, Peter Gottschick, Marcel Lehmann

Producer: Anne-Kathrin Gliese

Production: almost famous Film- und Medienproduktion UG

Co-production: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, RBB

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: German, English, French

 

Theatrical release: June 04, 2015

DVD release: November 06, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016

 

Length: 83 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD

 

Prize: 

2015 Evolution International Film Festival: Best Director -> Florian Gottschick

 

All information about the movie „Nachthelle“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Darling Berlin movie “Nachthelle” nominated for German “Grimme” TV award

The graduation film of director Florian Gottschick at the Film University Babelsberg is nominated in the category ‘Fiction/Special’ and features Benno Fürmann (as Bernd) and Anna Grisebach (as Anna) as an ex-couple that meets again for a weekend in the village of their childhood, accompanied by their current partners. The place is almost deserted. Nevertheless,…

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Out now! “Nachthelle” (Darling Berlin) available on DVD and VOD

“Nachthelle” is a brilliant arthouse-movie starring Michael Gwisdek, Ivo Baulitz, Vladimir Burlakov, Benno Fürmann, Anna Grisebach and Gudrun Ritter. The movie is about two couples, Anna and Stefan, Bernd and Marc, who spends a few days in Annas deserted hometown, which will be swallowed by open-cast coal mining operations soon. Nevertheless, the four are enjoying their visit – when…

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Theatrical release of “Nachthelle” (Darling Berlin)

“Nachthelle” is a brilliant arthouse-movie starring Michael Gwisdek, Ivo Baulitz, Vladimir Burlakov, Benno Fürmann, Anna Grisebach and Gudrun Ritter. The movie is about two couples, Anna and Stefan, Bernd and Marc, who spends a few days in Annas deserted hometown, which will be swallowed by open-cast coal mining operations soon. Nevertheless, the four are enjoying their visit – when…

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Amok – Hansi geht’s gut | Amok

by Zoltan Paul

With “Amok” comes on May 28, 2015, a quiet, sharply observed and succinctly staged psychodrama by Zoltan Paul in the cinemas. The scene is the Shakespeare-Platz in Charlottenburg. Here is the old West Berlin dying.

Lorenz Fuchs lives on Shakespeare Platz, magnificently played by Burgtheater actor Tilo Nest. Early in the morning, his eyes wander over the sea of ​​houses in the direction of the radio tower. Breakfast, the everyday way to work. His company is the calculated victim of inhumane corporate strategies. The accountant has to handle jobs. Fox is the last to be pushed by the sinking ship. Between panic attacks and self-pity, his cynical boss (Charly Hübner) makes an offer to his accountant that drives him even deeper into the abyss!

“Amok” is a psychodrama about time, agonizing on the ride to the end of life has stopped and no longer finds prospects. A film about the inner pressure, which leads to wrong decisions and then can only explode. In real time implied the camera pursues the main actor. From the apartment, to the street, to work, to the pedestrian zone. Lorenz Fuchs is in a tormenting process. The audience gets into the exciting pull of a sensory labyrinth. Sad, disturbing, directly alive.

Theatrical release: May 28, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama | “Amok – Hansi geht’s gut” at www.darlingberlin.de | English title: “Amok”

Director: Zoltan Paul

Actors: Tilo Nest, Charly Hübner, Heike Hanold-Lynch, Andreas Lechner

Producers: Clementina Hegewisch, Zoltan Paul

Production: Nextfilm, Achtfeld

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: May 28, 2015

DVD release: May 22, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016

 

Length: 84 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD

 

All information about the movie „Amok – Hansi geht’s gut“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

AMOK – Hansi geht´s gut

Mit „AMOK – Hansi geht’s gut“ kommt am 28. Mai 2015 ein ruhiges, scharf beobachtetes und prägnant inszeniertes Psychodrama von Zoltan Paul in die Kinos. Schauplatz ist der Shakespeare-Platz in Charlottenburg. Hier liegt das alte Westberlin im Sterben. Direkt um die Ecke wurde Benno Ohnesorg erschossen. Einen Steinwurf weiter halten am Bahnhof Zoo nur noch Regionalzüge. Die Generation des…

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Theatrical release of “Amok – Hansi geht’s gut” (Darling Berlin)

“Amok – Hansi geht’s gut” is a psychodrama about time that has remained agonizingly are on their way to retirement and takes no more prospects. A film about the internal pressure, which leads to wrong decisions and then only can still explode. In real time of suggestive camera follows the protagonist. From the apartment, on…

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Familienfieber | Family Fever

by Nico Sommer

Majas and Uwe’s relationship is embedded in the routine of everyday life. Her marriage is full of calm. Alina, daughter of Maja and Uwe, however, calls in the context of their newly discovered love for the family reunion with Nicos parents. Badly prepared it goes to an unknown place in Brandenburg – but the planned family reunification holds interesting surprises …

Family Fever is a ravishing German tragicomedy by director Nico Sommer and offers a humorous and affectionate insight into the lives of two families who are suddenly unintentionally united over the love of their children. The director, after his critically acclaimed feature film debut “Silvi”, once again grapples with the 40+ generation. He was able to fall back on a wonderful cast of actors. Without funding or broadcasting, the film was completed on a low budget in just seven days on the basis of four pages Storyline in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Theatrical release: January 12, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Comedy | “Familienfieber” at www.darlingberlin.de | English title: “Family Fever”

Director: Nico Sommer

Actors: Kathrin Waligura, Peter Trabner, Deborah Kaufmann, Jörg Witte, Anais Urban, Jan Amazigh Sid

Producer: Nico Sommer

Production: süsssauer Filmproduktion, Traumfängerfilm

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English

 

Theatrical release: January 12, 2015

DVD release: May 22, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016

 

Length: 78 Min

Rated: FSK 0

Resolution: HD

 

Prizes: 

2014 Max Öphüls Festival: Prize of the Saarland Prime Minister -> Nico Sommer

2014 Achtung Berlin Festival: Best Director Award -> Nico Sommer

 

All information about the movie „Family Fever“: www.IMDb.comwww.IMDbPro.com

Out now: “German Mumblecore 10 DVD Box”, presented by achtung berlin

Darling Berlin releases a 10-DVD Box Set “German Mumblecore” in cooperation with achtung berlin – new berlin film award. The first comprehensive overview of German Mumblecore Cinema that has ever been released – 10 DVDs with the best movies that contemporary German cinema has to offer, including a 60-page booklet written bei Urs Spörri, with…

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Darling Berlin attends 37th Max Ophüls Film Prize in Saarbrücken

One of the most prestigious German film festivals is currently taking place in Saarbrücken, named after a true pioneer of the German movie scene, director Max Ophüls. For us, it goes without saying that our staff is present there – with the Darling Berlin movies “Family Fever” (by Nico Sommer, German: “Familienfieber”) having won the…

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Two nominations for the Prize of German Movie Critics 2015!

Two Darling Berlin movies have been nominated for the prestigious Prize of the VDFK, which is awarded by the German movie critics: Best Feature Film Debut: Philipp Eichholtz (Liebe mich!/Love me!) Best Actor: Peter Trabner (Familienfieber/Family Fever and Alki Alki) Philipp Eichholtz was born and raised near Osnabrück. At the age of 15 he made…

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The movie “Family Fever” (Familienfieber) starts in cinemas over Germany

“Nico Sommer tells about the relationship crisis of three couples in a relaxed but very detailed way. A great melange of tragedy and comedy – in other words: Don’t mess with Peter (Trabner)…!” ( EPD film), “Absurd family fun!” (TV Movie). “Family Fever” (Familienfieber) starts on 15th January 2015 in German cinemas and already the…

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“Familienfieber” by Nico Sommer (Darling Berlin) at the achtung berlin Festival

Ten Years of creative capital cinema, ten years of courageous cinematic art, ten years a home for filmmakers and cineasts. The achtung berlin – new berlin film award celebrates its tenth anniversary and for one week, it offers what it’s best-known for: fresh movies from Berlin-Brandenburg! Nico Sommer, who was awarded with the 2013 achtung…

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Max-Ophüls-Preis 2014: And the winners are “Love Steaks” and “Familienfieber”

“Love Steaks” by Jakob Lass wins Max-Ophüls-Preis 2014 and “Familienfieber” by Nico Sommer the Grand Prize of the Saarland First Minister 2014 “Love Steaks” director Jakob Lass received the award for the best German-language young talent movie, which includes prize money of 36,000 Euros, on Saturday night in Saarbrücken. “Love Steaks” is “not only a…

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“Love Steaks” and “Familienfieber” @ Saarbrücken Film Festival “Max-Ophüls-Preis”

Both our much-noticed initial project “Love Steaks” by talented director Jakob Lass as well as the presumably next movie that we are presenting via our new Darling Berlin label, “Familienfieber” (“Family Fever”), directed by Nico Sommer who is known from his current successful movie SILVI, are featured in the competition at the Saarbrücken Film Festival…

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