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Weingartner making English debut

9 February 2014 2:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hans Weingartner’s to make first English-language film for Praia do Futuro producer Hank Levine.

Hans Weingartner (The Edukators) is set to make his English-language directorial debut with a screen adaptation of Larry Orbach and Vivien Orbach-Smith’s bestseller Soaring Underground (Der Taucher).

The true story of Orbach as a young German-Jewish teenager struggling to survive in Berlin during the Second World War will be produced by Hank Levine Film, one of the producers of the Competition film Praia do Futuro.

“The story personally appealed to me because the protagonist isn’t a victim, he shows resistance to the Nazi regime, and this theme of resistance is one which has run through almost all of my films,” Weingartner told ScreenDaily.

“Everything you need for a film is in the story – emotions, humanity as well as a lot of humour.“

“Orbach’s experiences have a timeless quality and a relevance for today,” added producer »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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