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Tom Tykwer: 'Babylon Berlin' could run for another decade

Tom Tykwer: 'Babylon Berlin' could run for another decade
The series set in 1920s Berlin is being hailed as game-changer for German film and TV.

German directors and writers Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten premiered a dazzling 15-minutes of their ambitious high-end series Babylon Berlin at the MIPDrama Screenings on Sunday where it won the grand jury prize.

Based on the detective novels of German writer Volker Kutscher, revolving around idiosyncratic police detective Gereon Rath, the series unfolds against the backdrop of Berlin during the Golden Twenties.

The city was then at its cultural height, a hotbed of decadence and also a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants seeking refuge from persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Budgeted at $39m (€37m) for seasons one and two, consisting of 16 episodes, and produced by Tykwer’s X Filme Creative Pool, Ard Degreto, Sky and Beta Film, which is also distributing worldwide, the series is being hailed as potential game-changer for German film and
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'Babylon Berlin' could run for another decade, says director Tom Tykwer

'Babylon Berlin' could run for another decade, says director Tom Tykwer
The series set in 1920s Berlin is being hailed as game-changer for German film and TV.

German directors and writers Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten premiered a dazzling 15-minutes of their ambitious high-end series Babylon Berlin at the MIPDrama Screenings on Sunday where it won the grand jury prize.

Based on the detective novels of German writer Volker Kutscher, revolving around idiosyncratic police detective Gereon Rath, the series unfolds against the backdrop of Berlin during the Golden Twenties.

The city was then at its cultural height, a hotbed of decadence and also a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants seeking refuge from persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Budgeted at $39m (€37m) for seasons one and two, consisting of 16 episodes, and produced by Tykwer’s X Filme Creative Pool, Ard Degreto, Sky and Beta Film, which is also distributing worldwide, the series is being hailed as potential game-changer for German film and
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Berlin: Buyers Fall for German Rom-Com 'Blind Date'

Berlin: Buyers Fall for German Rom-Com 'Blind Date'
StudioCanal has a sales hit on its hands with German romantic comedy My Blind Date With Life.

The feature, from Sophie Scholl director Marc Rothemund, has sold to some 37 territories, including to Kino Films for Japan, Alpha Filmes for Latin America and Flins & Pinicula for Spain.

Based on a true story, Blind Date stars Kostja Ullmann as a severally visually impaired man who, with the help of his friends, manages to bluff his way into a career at one of Munich's finest luxury hotels. Anna Maria Muhe (Love in Thoughts) co-stars.

"The fact that it is...
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Iron Sky Moon Nazis to Invade the Us

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The date is set for Iron Sky’s Moon Nazis to invade the UK and Finland on April 4th, with Germany getting the film a day later. But those of us stateside aren’t sure when to expect our own invasion. Variety reports that Entertainment One is negotiating to acquire the North American rights. The film, by Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, is set in the year 2018 and features the Fourth Reich, a fleet of Nazi spaceships intent on invading the Earth. Starring Julia Dietze (Love in Thoughts), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded) and Udo Kier (Blade), the film won audiences over at the Berlin Film Festival after having sold out tickets in an hour. To see what all the fuss was about, hit the jump to check out the trailer and some images from Iron Sky. As Iron Sky was funded in part by fans across the internet, director Vuorensola
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Liv Ullmann, Carlos Saura, Darwins Nightmare: European Film Awards 2004

Hubert Sauper's Darwin's Nightmare Head-on, Javier Bardem, Imelda Staunton: European Film Awards 2004 European Film Academy Documentary – Prix Arte Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer by Nick Broomfield & Joan Churchill / UK * Darwin's Nightmare by Hubert Sauper / Austria / France / Belgium Die SPIELWÜTIGEN (Addicted to Acting) by Andres Veiel / Germany La Pelota Vasca, La Piel Contra La Piedra (Basque Ball, Skin Against Stone) by Julio Medem / Spain Le Monde Selon Bush (The World According to Bush) by William Karel / France Mahssomim (Checkpoint) by Yoav Shamir / Israel The Last Victory by John Appel / The Netherlands Touch The Sound by Thomas Riedelsheimer / Germany / UK / Finland European Film Academy Short Film – Prix Uip * Prix Uip Ghent: J'attendrai le suivant… by Philippe Orreindy / France Prix Uip Valladolid: Les Baisers des Autres by Carine Tardieu / France Prix Uip Angers: Poveste La Scara "C" by Cristian Nemescu / Romania Prix Uip Berlin: Un Cartus De Kent Si Un Pachet De Cafea
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German critics name 'Edukators' best film

German critics name 'Edukators' best film
COLOGNE, Germany -- Hans Weingartner's politically charged drama The Edukators was named best film by the German association of film critics Wednesday, with the film's star Julia Jentsch picking up the best actress nod. August Diehl won the best actor prize for his turn in Achim von Borries' period romantic drama Love in Thoughts, and Michael Schorr's tragicomedy Schultze Gets the Blues picked up the award for best film debut.

X Filme marks 10-year milestone

X Filme marks 10-year milestone
COLOGNE, Germany -- "In each European country, there is one -- and only one -- production company that can consistently produce films that work internationally. In Spain, it's Pedro Almodovar's El Deseo. In Germany, it's X Filme." That statement, made by the head of a leading U.S. indie distributor at this year's Cannes film festival, sums up why Berlin-based X Filme Creative Pool -- which turned 10 years old this week -- remains a primary port of call for international acquisitions execs. From such break-out hits as Run, Lola, Run and Good bye, Lenin! to art house notables including Love in Thoughts, Heaven and Life Is All You Get, X Filme has broken free of the confines of the German market to find a worldwide audience for its eclectic, director-driven films.

Tykwer stays 'True' to 'Love' at Sundance

Tykwer stays 'True' to 'Love' at Sundance
COLOGNE, Germany -- True, a 10-minute short by German director Tom Tykwer, will premiere in Germany together with Achim von Borries' Sundance entry Love In Thoughts, the films' distributor X Verleih said Friday. Starring Natalie Portman and German actor Melchior Beslon (The Princess and the Warrior), True is Tykwer's contribution to Paris, Je T'Aime, a series of shorts by top international directors set in the French capital. Tykwer also wrote the screenplay for the short, his first film since Heaven in 2002. True and Love In Thoughts will be released Feb. 12 in Germany, after the European premiere of Love in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival.

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