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Movie Review – Never Look Away (2018)

Never Look Away, 2018.

Written and Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Lars Eidinger, Florian Bartholomäi, Hanno Koffler, Rainer Bock, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Pit Bukowski, Ben Becker, Ina Weisse, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Johanna Gastdorf, Johannes Allmayer, Jörg Schüttauf, Stefan Mehren, Mark Zak, Bastian Trost, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Jeanette Hain, Hinnerk Schönemann, Martin Bruchman, David Schütter, Andreas Nickl, Cai Cohrs, Franz Pätzold, and Jonas Dassler.

Synopsis:

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the Gdr-regime.

Despite the title Never Look Away, the 3+ hour running time of this sprawling and ambitious semi-biographical story of famed German artist Gerhard Richter (renamed here Kurt Barnert) might send inpatient viewers running for the hills. That sentiment even applies for moviegoers that might have a slight passing interest in the general synopsis.
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Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Arrives In Theaters; ‘The Invisibles’ Appears – Specialty B.O. Preview

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Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Arrives In Theaters; ‘The Invisibles’ Appears – Specialty B.O. Preview
German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmark made a splash in the foreign language box office over a decade ago with The Lives of Others, which took the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. He is back again with Sony Pictures Classics for Never Look Away, which is also vying for Oscar this year. Also out in theaters beginning Friday is Greenwich Entertainment’s WWII-era drama, The Invisibles, which was the first pick up for the company back in 2017. And on a decidedly different note, Cinedigm is mixing camp and horror with Dead Ant starring Tom Arnold and Sean Astin.

Also this weekend, Focus Features is taking Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman back to theaters following its six Oscar nominations. The company said the film, which grossed over $48.5M in its initial run in theaters starting last August, will play 168 theaters around the country beginning Friday. Said Focus president Lisa Bunnell, “We
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Official Trailer for German Art History Epic Drama 'Never Look Away'

"By freeing yourselves, you are liberating the world." Sony Classics has debuted an official Us trailer for the German film Never Look Away, originally titled Werk Ohne Autor in German - which means Work Without Author, essentially "Anonymous". The 3-hour long film spans 3 eras in German history, following a young German painter who becomes an artist and spends decades attempting to find the real meaning in his work. Tom Schilling stars as Kurt Barnert, and Paula Beer plays his wife Ellie. The plot involves a doctor who worked for the Nazis hiding his past, and Kurt discovering who he is but deciding how to deal with this realization. Never Look Away also stars Sebastian Koch, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Ulrike C. Tscharre, and Hanno Koffler. I saw this in Venice, and it's a wonderful film, very deeply inspiring and engaging despite its extensive running time. If you think of yourself an artist at all,
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Studiocanal to co-produce, sell German children's classic

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Studiocanal to co-produce, sell German children's classic
The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.

Studiocanal is to co-produce and handle world sales on the first German live-action film adaptation of Otfried Preussler’s children’s classic The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe).

Published in 1957, Preussler’s tale centres on a witch who is a mere one hundred and twenty-seven years old and thus deemed too young to be allowed to dance with the others on the Hill of Witches during Walpurgis Night (30 April).

Before she can prove to the chief witch that she has what it takes to become a good witch, she must hone her magic skills, but she hadn’t reckoned with the mean weather witch Rumpumpel using every means to prevent her reaching her goal.

Studiocanal’s German production arm, Studiocanal Film, will co-produce with Munich-based Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion and Switzerland’s Zodiac Pictures after last
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Jon Amiel’s Wwi Black Comedy, ‘The Poisoners,’ Casts Emily Watson, Anna Friel, and Lena Headey

There’s nothing quite like applying humor to a horrific slice of history to give new blood to some well-tread territory – thus a “pitch black comedy” set during Wwi that centers on romantic affairs between sworn enemies. The Playlist reports that director Jon Amiel‘s film, The Poisoners, has lined up a really wonderful cast to give some laughs (and love) to the Wwi-set story. Coming from script by television writer Paul Billing, the film follows “a group of women left behind in an English farming community during Wwi who then become romantically intertwined with several German prisoners of war.” So, like, reverse In the Land of Bloody and Honey? The film’s cast now includes Emily Watson, Anna Friel, and Lena Headey as just some of those British ladies who fall in love with their apparent enemies. They will be joined by German actors Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler, and Alexander Scheer so, at
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Anna Friel, Lena Headey for Wwi dark comedy 'The Poisoners'

Anna Friel, Lena Headey for Wwi dark comedy 'The Poisoners'
Anna Friel and Emily Watson have signed up to star in the dark comedy The Poisoners. The pair will also be joined by Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey for the project, to be directed by Jon Amiel. The movie centres around three women who are left behind at an English farming community in World War I and form relationships with several German prisoners of war. The screenplay has been written by Paul Billing and will be produced by Jeanna Polley. German actors Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler (more)
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Emily Watson, Anna Friel & Lena Headey Will Fall In Love With POWs In 'The Poisoners'

From one Wwi-set period flick to another, it looks as if Emily Watson is moving from “War Horse” to something set in the same era, but with far less of the treacle from Steven Spielberg’s sentimental war picture.

Watson will be joined by some fine co-stars with Anna Friel and Lena Headey in the black comedy “The Poisoners.” The pitch black comedy centers a group of women left behind in an English farming community during Wwi who then become romantically intertwined with several German prisoners of war. Um, wow. Television writer Paul Billing was behind the pen on this one, and with “Entrapment” and “Creation” director Jon Amiel at the helm, we’ll hope that he treats this sort of dangerous and tantalizing material with a little more grace than he did on the latter Charles Darwin drama that explored the creation of his theory of evolution with almost no tact.
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Emily Watson, Anna Friel, and Lena Headey Assemble for ‘The Poisoners’

We’ve got a real female triple threat, as Variety reports that Emily Watson, Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) have all signed for The Poisoners, a period piece written and directed by Jon Amiel (Entrapment, The Core). What kind of period piece might this be? With a story that follows “a group of women who only have German POWs for company when their husbands go off to war,” I’m inclined to guess this is about conflicted love. Only you can decide if that’s a plus or a minus.

No matter what direction they take, though, I’m game for just about any film that brings these three together — if you’ve seen them all in action, you know how promising that lineup really is. (And if you haven’t, let me just say the promise is there. In large quantities.) At least The Poisoners will be well-acted.
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Emily Watson, Anna Friel And Lena Headey In For WW1 The Poisoners

A trio of British actresses, Emily Watson (War Horse), Anna Friel (Limitless) and Lena Headey (300) are set to play in the new film called The Poisoners.

Described in The Hollywood Reporter as being “a dark comedy about women left behind in an English farming community during World War I who become involved with several German prisoners-of-war”, it will begin filming this summer in Ireland and Germany.

The Poisoners will be directed by Jon Amiel (Creation) and was written by Paul Billing. Also attached to the film are Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer, who we can assume will play the roles of the German prisoners-of-war.

Source: Collinder
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Lena Headey, Anna Friel And Emily Watson Join Dark Comedy The Poisoners

Jon Amiel.s dark comedy The Poisoners has managed to secure itself a strong cast of leading ladies. Joining the film, which is set to begin shooting in Ireland and Germany this summer, are Emily Watson, Anna Friel, and Lena Headey. Written by Paul Billing, The Poisoners takes place during World War I and follows a group of women who are left behind in an English farming community and find themselves involved with German prisoners of war. The Hollywood Reporter posted word of the casting, stating that Watson, Friel and Headey join German actors Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer. Emily Watson.s no stranger to dark humor, with films like Punch-Drunk Love, Corpse Bride and Cold Souls among her list of credits. Meanwhile, Lena Heady and Anna Friel have spread their considerable talent between the big and small screens. Friel.s notable roles include a starring part in
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Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey Set to Star in The Poisoners

Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey Set to Star in The Poisoners
Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey have joined Jon Amiel's upcoming dark comedy, The Poisoners.

The film centers on a women left behind in an English farming community during World War I who becomes involved with several German prisoners-of-war.

The cast also includes German actors Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer. Jon Amiel is directing the film from a screenplay by Paul Billing. Jeanna Polley is prodcuing with her London-based production company The Producers.

Production is scheduled to begin filming this summer in Ireland and at Mmc Studios in Cologne, Germany.
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Anna Friel, Emily Watson, Lena Headey are The Poisoners

Jon Amiel's The Poisoners dark World War I comedy casts Anna Friel, Emily Watson, Lena Headey. Scripted by Paul Billing, the story tells of the women left behind in an English farming community during World War I, who became involved with German POWs, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Jeanna Polley produces The Poisoners via her The Producers company based in London, with a cast including Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer. Pic starts production late summer with locations including Cologne and Germany. Film-wise, Friel was last seen in Limitless along with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish and is currently shooting The King of Soho with Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton, Steve Coogan and Kieran O'Brien. Watson played in Steven Spielberg's War Horse war adventure/drama and is in post-production phase on Alejandro Monteverde's Little Boy, with Sean Astin, Kevin James, Tom Wilkinson, David Henrie, Ted Levine,
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Anna Friel, Emily Watson, Lena Headey are The Poisoners

Jon Amiel's The Poisoners dark World War I comedy casts Anna Friel, Emily Watson, Lena Headey. Scripted by Paul Billing, the story tells of the women left behind in an English farming community during World War I, who became involved with German POWs, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Jeanna Polley produces The Poisoners via her The Producers company based in London, with a cast including Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer. Pic starts production late summer with locations including Cologne and Germany. Film-wise, Friel was last seen in Limitless along with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish and is currently shooting The King of Soho with Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton, Steve Coogan and Kieran O'Brien. Watson played in Steven Spielberg's War Horse war adventure/drama and is in post-production phase on Alejandro Monteverde's Little Boy, with Sean Astin, Kevin James, Tom Wilkinson, David Henrie, Ted Levine,

Anna Friel, Emily Watson, Lena Headey are The Poisoners

Jon Amiel's The Poisoners dark World War I comedy casts Anna Friel, Emily Watson, Lena Headey. Scripted by Paul Billing, the story tells of the women left behind in an English farming community during World War I, who became involved with German POWs, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Jeanna Polley produces The Poisoners via her The Producers company based in London, with a cast including Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer. Pic starts production late summer with locations including Cologne and Germany. Film-wise, Friel was last seen in Limitless along with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish and is currently shooting The King of Soho with Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton, Steve Coogan and Kieran O'Brien. Watson played in Steven Spielberg's War Horse war adventure/drama and is in post-production phase on Alejandro Monteverde's Little Boy, with Sean Astin, Kevin James, Tom Wilkinson, David Henrie, Ted Levine,
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Emily Watson, Anna Friel, and Lena Headey to Star in Wwi Dark Comedy The Poisoners

Three lovely British actresses, Emily Watson, Anna Friel, and Lena Headey have signed on to star in The Poisoners.  THR describes The Poisoners as "a dark comedy about women left behind in an English farming community during World War I who become involved with several German prisoners-of-war."  I am intrigued by the logline---or really anything that can be pitched as a dark war comedy---especially with such a winning cast.  Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler, and Alexander Scheer co-star, presumably as the German POWs.  Jon Amiel (Creation) will direct from a script by Paul BillingJeanna Polley is producing through her aptly named company The Producers.  Filming begins this summer in Ireland in Germany.
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Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey to Star in 'The Poisoners'

Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey will star in Jon Amiel's The Poisoners, a dark comedy about women left behind in an English farming community during World War I who become involved with several German prisoners-of-war.

Paul Billing has written the screenplay. The project will be produced by Jeanna Polley and her London-based production company The Producers.

The cast will also include German actors Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer.

The production is scheduled to begin filming in Ireland and at Mmc Studios in Cologne, Germany in late summer of this year.
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Trailer & Images from The Red Baron

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A brand new trailer and new images for The Red Baron has been released on Apple. The movie has been made by independent production company, Montery Media Inc. If you love your planes and dogfights from WW1 in particular then this one is for you. It looks fantastic and the attention to detail looks phenomenal although I think the trailer loses it’s way slightly towards the end. The images look lovely in high resolution. I’ve placed them below but you can head over to Apple to view both the trailer and images in hi-def.

The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) is directed by Nikolai Müllerschön and includes a cast of Matthias Schweighöfer, Til Schweiger, Lena Headey and Joseph Fiennes.

Synopsis: Europe, 1916. Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias SCHWEIGHÖFER) is, at the age of just 24, the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces – a legend in his own time,
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