Hurricane tells the story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach (Rheon), fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war machine, finally made their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the Raf over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.
The movie is courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment, in partnership with Rakuten Cinema. Premiering its first release with Hurricane, Rakuten Cinema is the new brand that the VOD platform Rakuten TV created for its original content, with a specific distribution model based on simultaneous theatrical and VOD release and the clear aim to empowering independent producers to distribute great stories and stand head-to-head with their Hollywood counterparts.
This powerful and gripping WWII Raf story is directed by David Blair
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As its first feature, Rakuten TV has selected Kaleidoscope Entertainment’s World War II action thriller, Hurricane – starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Marcin Dorocinski. From BAFTA winning director, David Blair, Hurricane is produced by Krystian Kozlowski of Prospect 3, Matt Whyte of Stray Dogs Films and Lipsync Productions. Hurricane will be released in cinemas and digital VoD platforms in the UK simultaneously this Autumn, and tells the heroic true story of a group of crack Polish fighter pilots who helped defend British shores during the Battle of Britain.
European VoD service Rakuten TV, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, is making a play into UK distribution with the day-and-date release of Second World War thriller Hurricane.
The online outfit is partnering with UK sales agent and distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment on the film, which will see it receive a simultaneous theatrical and VoD release in the UK in autumn 2018.
Hurricane stars Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones), Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Marcin Dorocinski (Anthropoid) in the story of Polish fighter pilots defending UK shores during the Battle Of Britain.
Rakuten TV, which launched as Wuaki.tv and rebranded after being acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has partnered with Kaleidoscope Entertainment on “Hurricane.” The streaming and download service will also release a yet-to-be-announced Spanish movie this year, and is working up a slate of up to five films from different European territories for 2019.
The plan, company founder and CEO Jacinto Roca told Variety, is to coproduce,
Source: Hot Dog
German sales outfit Picture Tree International has revealed key international marketing material for titles including German box office smash Fack ju Göhte 3 (aka Suck Me Shakespeer 3), Til Schweiger action-comedy Hot Dog and Polish crime-drama Dark Almost Night.
Watch the exclusive English-language trailers for these films below.
Like its two predecessors, Fack ju Göhte 3 has proven a huge hit in Germany where it has sold six million tickets.
Hot Dog has also gone down well at home, debuting in first position at the local box office two weeks ago for Warner Bros Germany.
The company’s Efm slate will also comprise Swedish comedy Kingdom Of Sweden - Not Of This World, which is currently in post-production and could get a festival launch in summer or autumn; Austrian drama What You Win On The Swings; German comedy A Jar Full Of Life, which
Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon has joined Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Stefanie Martini (Crooked House), Marcin Dorocinski (Anthropoid) and Krystoff Hadek (Under The Skin) in World War Two war drama Hurricane.
Kaleidoscope will launch world sales (excluding Poland) in Toronto on the movie, which is due to begin shoot in the UK next month.
Kino Swiat has pre-bought Polish rights and is expected to mount a significant release.
David Blair, whose credits include movies Away and The Messenger and Bafta-winning TV drama The Street, will direct the feature about the Polish pilots who fought alongside the Raf during The Battle of Britain.
Produced by Prospect 3, whose credits include Dead Man’s Cards, I Against I and One Night In Istanbul, delivery is slated for Q2, 2018.
Rheon, best know for his long-running role as the sadistic Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, will
Anthropoid review by Luke Ryan Baldock.
Sean Ellis arrived 10 years ago with the wonderful little film Cashback, a feature based on his own award winning short which was both smart and original. Anthropoid, his fourth feature, couldn’t be further from his humble beginnings, yet clearly shows a man with a firm grip on all things cinematic. Telling the true tale of World War II’s most important assassination, it is also a fresh look at events that is neither too afraid to question morality and heroism in war, nor too quaint to make some of its sequences, for lack of a better word, entertaining.
Set in 1942, we follow two parachutists who return to Czechoslovakia after the controversial Munich Agreement, who have orders to assassinate Hitler
Us actor Willem Dafoe and writer-director Charlie Kaufman are to be honoured at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) (July 1-9) on its opening night .
Dafoe is to receive the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema and the festival will screen his performances in Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Scorese’s The Last Temptation of Christ.
Kaufman, who won an Oscar for his script for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, will receive the president’s award and the festival will screen animation Anomalisa, which he co-directed with Duke Johnson.
As previously announced, the festival set in the Czech Republic spa town will open with the world premiere of Second World War thriller Anthropoid, with actors Jamie Dornan and Toby Jones, Aňa Geislerová, Alena Mihulová, Václav Neužil and Marcin Dorocinski in attendence alongside writer-director Sean Ellis.
With the movie set to arrive later this summer, it’s a wonder why we’ve heard so little about it until now – especially with a trailer that’s this intriguing. Cashback director Sean Ellis sits at the helm of this espionage pic, whose title refers to a specific mission where two operatives set about hunting down one of Hitler’s highest-ranking officials, SS Reinhard Heydrich. While the cinematic canon includes a lot of World War II thrillers, and many that involve espionage, Anthropoid looks like it’s planning to pack quite a punch thanks to the performances of its strong acting line-up.
Speaking of the cast, Murphy and Dornan are joined by a stellar support roster that includes Toby Jones,
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The Cold War is a rich seam for stories that has quite possibly been excavated of all its jewels at this point (mainly by John le Carré and Stanley Kubrick), so a plot involving state secrets being passed from Russia-controlled Poland to the slickly-suited USA has me stifling a yawn from the opening credits on. “Jack Strong” is the codename given to the Polish colonel disenfranchised by his Communist overlords and embarks upon
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David Tennant stars in BBC Four two-parter Spies Of Warsaw, adapted from Alan Furst's 2008 novel...
This review contains spoilers.
Title-wise, Spies of Warsaw doesn’t mess about. No figurative Parade’s End or The Crimson Petal and the White evasion for this BBC period adaptation; it’s a story about spies, in Warsaw. Specifically, it’s a story about a French spy - David Tennant’s Jean-François Mercier - in 1937 Warsaw, so is packed with European interbellum angst and dramatic irony of the ‘Bah! Germany won’t attack France through Belgium!’ sort.
Part one sees Col. Mercier, a widowed French noble turned spy, posing as attaché to the Embassy while attempting to uncover German invasion plans. When he’s not burrowing under enemy barbed wire or getting in punch-ups with would-be kidnappers, Mercier spends his time exuding twentieth century ennui at expensive drinks parties and making
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Gurvinder Singh’s Punjabi film ‘Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan’ bagged Golden Peacock for the best film and a cash prize of Rs. 4 million (Usd 73600) at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) 2012.
The festival came to a close today with the screening of Mira Nair’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’.
The Iffi this year celebrated the centenary year of Indian Cinema by bestowing the ‘Centenary Film Award’ to Mira Nair’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’. This film was selected by a special jury panel. The award carries Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 1 million (Usd 18000)
Best Director’s award went to Kyu-hwan Jeon for his film ‘The Weight’. He got Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs.
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