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A who's who of German A-listers, including Downfall actress Alexandra Maria Lara, Ronald Zehrfeld (Barbara), Elyas M'Barek (The Wave) and Milan Peschl (Stopped on Track) have signed up to star in Rico, Oskar and the Pasta Detectives, an adaptation of the best-selling children's book. Neele Leana Vollmar (Maria, He Doesn't Like It) will direct the movie for Fox International Productions, the studio's German production unit. Video: Live From Cannes: Emma Watson on 'The Bling Ring' The book from Andreas Steinhofel tells the story of Rico, a young boy who befriends the social awkward but highly intelligent Oskar. When
- Scott Roxborough
Fox International Prods. Germany has set production on a pair of movie projects — teen comedy “Playing Doctor” and children’s drama “Riko, Oskar and the Pasta Detective.”
The company noted it’s moving ahead on the two movies following the success of its “Breakup Man,” which it touted as the top grossing German film this year with $24 million at the German box office. The projects were announced at Cannes.
“Playing Doctor,” directed by Marco Petry from a script by Petry and Jan Ehlert, is set to begin shooting in Munich. It is a Lieblingsfilm Munchen production with Robert Marciniak and Philipp Budweg producing and has received funding from Hessen Invest and the German Federal Film Board.
Fip Germany will begin shooting “Rico” in the late summer in Berlin and Leipzig with Neele Leana Vollmar directing. The movie, as adaption of the Andreas Steinhofel children’s book, tells the story of »
- Dave McNary
Title: Barbara Director: Christian Petzold Starring: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Mark Waschke A superbly crafted low-boil drama about an East German doctor who must balance dedication to her patients with a potential escape to the West, “Barbara” represents the latest entry in a continuingly successful working relationship between actress Nina Hoss and director Christian Petzold. A smart, engaging story built on telling details, the film gets its hooks into you the old-fashioned way — through character — and highlights the difficulties and cost of living by principles. Winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear Prize for Petzold, and festival-minted at Toronto, New York and Telluride, “Barbara” unfolds in 1980, in a [ Read More ]
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