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3 items from 2014

LatinoBuzz: 'Guten Tag, Ramón' Reached 1,150,000 Admissions with 210 Screens in Mexico

24 September 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

20th Century Fox released Jorge Ramírez Suárez’s latest film "Guten Tag, Ramón" in Mexico on August 21 and became season’s surprise hit. The warmhearted drama-comedy was also for 3 weeks in a raw 2nd place in screen average only behind "Hercules" (first week) and then "Lucy" (on its second and third week). The film is running its 5th week and became a 'sleeper', keeping 210 screens so far. Admissions today passed 1,150,000

"Guten Tag, Ramón" tells the story of Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer), a young man from a small northern Mexican town that has tried unsuccessfully five times to cross the U.S. border. Back home he refuses to become a criminal. He decides instead to look for a friend's aunt in Germany. He travels to Germany and he never finds the aunt. He survives in the streets until he meets Ruth (Ingeborg Schöner), a retired and lonely woman. Beyond language barriers and prejudices they develop an amazing friendship.

"Guten Tag, Ramón" is a Beanca Films’s co-production with Germany’s Mpn Cologne Film 3 (MedienParks) in association with Fox International Productions. It is written, directed and produced by Mexican-German helmer Jorge Ramírez-Suárez and co-produced by Thierry Potok and Jorge Eduardo Ramírez. Starring Kristyan Ferrer, Ingeborg Schöner, Héctor Kotsifakis, Arcelia Ramírez, Adriana Barraza. The film was shot in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt in Germany and Durango, Mexico.

The film will open in several territories in South and Central America in October. The release in Germany and the U.S. is set on January 22, 2015 also by 20th Century Fox. Other territories will follow.


- Sydney Levine

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‘Mark of the Devil’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

24 September 2014 1:42 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Udo KierHerbert Lom, Olivera Katrina, Reggie Nalder, Herbert Fux, Johannes Buzalski, Michael Maien, Gaby Fuchs, Ingeborg Schöner, Günter Clemens, Doris von Danwitz | Written by Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Directed by Michael Armstrong

My first experience with Mark of the Devil was to receive a DVD review copy from America which included a barf bag, written on the side was a warning that this movie would make me sick…of course it didn’t.  I like novelties like that though, it adds to the fun of cult movies and gives it an over the top feeling.  These gimmicks may never live up to what they promise but that’s hardly the point.  Mark of the Devil is a surprisingly extreme film for its time, which is probably why it took so long to make its way to the UK, then to finally be released uncut.  Now Arrow Video have »

- Phil Wheat

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Cannes: Fox Intl. Productions Boards Mexican Teen Movie (Exclusive)

17 May 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Betting on a title that is being tipped as a potential big breakout this fall in Mexico, Fox Intl. Productions  (Fip) has teamed with Mexico’s Beanca Films on “Guten Tag, Ramon,” about a Mexican teen who flies to Germany, and finally finds friends, a kind of family, dignity and respect.

Fox Intl. Productions will co-produce “Guten Tag Ramon” and will handle distrbution in all of Latin America, including Mexico, where it will release “Guten Tag, Ramon” this fall. It will also distribute in the U.S. and Germany.

Structured as a Mexico-German co-production, and written and directed by Mexico’s Jorge Ramirez-Suarez (“Rabbit On the Moon”), “Guten Tag” toplines Kristyan Ferrer (“Sin Nombre,” “Days of Grace”), Germany’s Ingeborg Schoener (“The Cow and I”), Arcelia Ramirez (“Instructions Not Included”) and Oscar-nominated Adriana Barraza (“Babel”).

‘Guten Tag, Ramón’ tells a story in “The Intouchables” vein of 18-year-old Ramon, a »

- John Hopewell

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