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‘Dark’ Theories and Burning Questions: Jonas’ Fate, the Wallpapered Room, and That Massive Back Tattoo

‘Dark’ Theories and Burning Questions:  Jonas’ Fate, the Wallpapered Room, and That Massive Back Tattoo
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the entirety of Netflix’s series “Dark.”]

Netflix’s German supernatural mystery thriller doesn’t fit neatly into any puzzle box, but it sure is addictive and intriguing. Initially built around the case of a missing boy in Winden, “Dark” quickly bursts through the confines of the small town — not by reaching beyond its borders, but beyond its time. The curious time travel element, however, is a tricky one, and two warring forces are trying to control it. Unfortunately, it seems that many young boys have been caught in the middle.

The time travel occurs in 33-year increments, which creates a curious connection with Winden’s past, present, and future. In particular, viewers have gotten to know the young, middle-aged, and older versions of the same characters that hail from a few major families. Trying to keep the various surnames, generations, and each person’s secrets straight is difficult enough, but throw in a kidnapping priest, arcane references,
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Tales of Two Halves: Christian Petzold's "The State I Am In" and Christoph Hochhäusler's "The City Below"

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Christian Petzold's The State I Am In (2000) and Christoph Hochhäusler's The City Below (2010) will be showing in September and October, 2017 on Mubi in most countries around the world.How can we hang on to a dreamHow can it, will it be the way it seems—Tim Hardin, “How Can We Hang On to a Dream”“When you live in no man’s land, you get stuck with your memories.”—Clara, The State I Am In1. Lovers go on the run while a teenager falls in love. Christian Petzold’s first theatrical feature, The State I Am In (2000), tells two stories simultaneously: that of Hans (Richy Müller) and Clara (Barbara Auer), fugitives pursued by German authorities, and that of their long-suffering daughter Jeanne (Julia Hummer)—who is downcast from the film’s opening scene, in which she meets a German boy named Heinrich (Bilge Bingül) at the beach.Though
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Netflix goes Dark with teaser trailer for new German supernatural drama

Netflix has released a trailer for its first German Original Series Dark, a supernatural drama which is drawing comparisons to last year’s hit show Stranger Things.

Dark takes place “in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.”

Watch the teaser trailer here…

Dark is set to premiere on Netflix later this year and features a cast that includes Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne, Sebastian Rudolph, Anatole Taubman, Mark Waschke, Karoline Eichhorn, Stephan Kampwirth, Anne Ratte-Polle, Andreas Pietschmann, Lisa Vicari, Angela Winkler, and Michael Mendl.
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Berlinale: Studio Babelsberg-Canada Goose Party at Soho House (Photo Gallery)

The Studio Babelsberg and Canada Goose party at Soho House in Berlin on Friday was attended by several members of the Berlinale’s international jury, including Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, Paul Verhoeven, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Julia Jentsch, seen above with Studio Babelsberg COO Christoph Fisser (center).

Also attending were Berlin’s Mayor Michael Mueller, actor Daniel Brühl with his girlfriend Felicitas Rombold, model, actress and artist Veruschka von Lehndorff (“Blow-Up”), model Toni Garrn, actress and singer Heike Makatsch (“Resident Evil,” “Love Actually”) and actor Mark Waschke.

Studio Babelsberg COO Christoph Fisser, Berlin’s Mayor Michael Mueller (Photo: Courtesy of Babelsberg)

Daniel Brühl with his girlfriend Felicitas Rombold (Photo: Courtesy of Babelsberg)

Veruschka von Lehndorff and Toni Garrn (Photo: Courtesy of Babelsberg)

Heike Makatsch, Mark Waschke (Photo: Courtesy of Babelsberg)

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Studio Babelsberg, Canada Goose Celebrate at Soho House, Berlin

On Friday, Studio Babelsberg and Canada Goose held a party at Soho House in Berlin, with Variety as the media partner. Studio Babelsberg chiefs Charlie Woebcken and Christoph Fisser welcomed a host of stars to the party. The VIP guests included actor-director Tim Robbins, director Tom Tykwer, and actors Daniel Brühl and Elyas M’Barek.

Other important guests included Monika Grütters, Germany’s minister of culture and media, producers Grant Hill, Steve Richards and Peter McPartlin, actresses Michelle Forbes, Sibel Kekilli, Nora von Waldstätten, Mamie Gummer, Nina Hoss and Heike Makatsch, actors Richard Jenkins, Nikolai Kinski, Sebastian Koch, Mark Waschke, Burghart Klaußner and Tom Schilling, model Toni Garrn and director Christian Alvart.

Christoph Fisser, COO of Studio Babelsberg, said: “The Berlinale is one of the most important film festivals worldwide, and our Studio Babelsberg night is considered to be one of the best events to meet international movers and shakers,
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Us majors eye Ukrainian blockbuster

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Us majors eye Ukrainian blockbuster
Speaking at the Odessa Film Festival the producer of Sergey Mokritsky’s war drama Unbroken said that the project had now completed principal photography.

20th Century Fox and Universal are among the Us majors ¨in talks¨ to take on worldwide distribution for Sergey Mokritsky’s € 3.7m biopic/war drama Unbroken.

Speaking at this week’s Works in Progress showcase at the Odessa Film Industry Office, producer Egor Olesov of Kiev-based Kinorob said that the Ukrainian-Russian co-production - which had previously previously gone under the working title of The Battle Of Sevastopol - completed principal photography in Kiev on last Tuesday (July 15).

Expected to be a blockbuster success in Ukraine, the film recounts the story of student Lyudmila Pavilchenko who was a legendary sniper during the Second World War with 309 shots to her credit and later became friends with the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

In an interview with Russia’s Ria-Novosti , producer Natalia Mokritskaya said that the film
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Patrick Cassavetti boards Lenin?!

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Patrick Cassavetti boards Lenin?!
Exclusive: Veteran UK producer Patrick Cassavetti has boarded Marat Alykulov’s black comedy Lenin?!.

Cassavetti, producer on Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas - agreed to become executive producer on the Kyrgyzstani project following talks in Cannes last month.

Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily at this year’s Moscow Business Square (Mbs), producer Joanna Bence of Curb Denizen Productions said that Cassavetti will also offer new ‘perks’ to the ‘Help Bury Lenin?!’ crowdfunding campaign by giving burgeoning filmmakers the chance to receive personal feedback on their past or upcoming productions.

Bence also revealed that German-born, London-based DoP Stephan Bookas - who has worked on Maleficent and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy - is confirmed as cinematographer for the project, which was pitched at the Mbs’s co-production forum last year after having been presented at Busan’s Asian Project Market and Connecting Cottbus in autumn 2012.

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Barbara Movie Review 2

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Barbara Movie Review 2
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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Barbara Movie Review

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Barbara Movie Review
Title: Barbara Adopt Films Director: Christian Petzold. Screenwriter: Christian Petzold. Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Mark Waschke, Claudia Geisler, Peter Weiss, Carolin Haupt. Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 12/4/12 Opens: December 21, 2012 Before Mr. Gorbachev tore down that wall, tens of thousands of residents in East Germany remained frustrated that they could not escape from Communist oppression. Escape? For the most part, they could not even leave for a vacation, do some traveling abroad, and they certainly could not go to the Western zone of their own country. Traffic between Communist states and democratic nations was always one way, but in East  [ Read More ]

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Film Review: 'Barbara'

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★★★★☆ From acclaimed German director Christian Petzold comes Barbara (2012), a taut, brooding and intelligent drama set behind the Berlin wall, in the rural provinces of Eastern Germany. When our titular protagonist (Nina Hoss), a doctor working in Berlin, applies to immigrate to the West, she finds herself banished to a small rural hospital. Despite finding herself under constant surveillance from the Stasi, she still manages to smuggle in western luxuries thanks to her boyfriend, Jorg (Mark Waschke), who's also quietly planning her escape.

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Berlinale 2012. Christian Petzold's "Barbara"

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Of all directors working in Germany today, Christian Petzold has the surest hand and, while, after just one viewing, it's too early to stake a claim for Barbara as his best film yet, it is, in many ways, a culmination of his stylistic progression towards a classic yet vividly contemporary cinematic language. Referencing influences in interviews — like many directors who can afford the time, Petzold likes to screen films for his cast in the weeks of rehearsal before shooting begins — he's been citing quite a few of late from both Golden Age and New Hollywood. The ghost of Marnie moves through Yella (2007) in the way a camera follows a woman up a set of stairs. Jerichow (2008) transposes The Postman Always Rings Twice from the oppressive shadows of film noir to a sun-drenched summer in present-day Germany. Of the three films that comprise Dreileben (2011), Petzold's Beats Being Dead is the one
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360, Wuthering Heights go to Prokino Filmverleih

Fernando Meirelles' 360 relationship drama, Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights picked up at Toronto Prokino Filmverleih has acquired both films which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Valerie Donzelli's French drama Declaration of War. The helmer also stars in the film alongside co-writer Jeremie Elkaim, reports Variety. There's no release date set as yet for 306, Wuthering Heights or Declaration of War as yet. Other films coming from Prokino include Summer Window, a German love story helmed by Hendrik Handloegten, starring Nina Hoss and Mark Waschke
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360, Wuthering Heights go to Prokino Filmverleih

Fernando Meirelles' 360 relationship drama, Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights picked up at Toronto Prokino Filmverleih has acquired both films which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Valerie Donzelli's French drama Declaration of War. The helmer also stars in the film alongside co-writer Jeremie Elkaim, reports Variety. There's no release date set as yet for 306, Wuthering Heights or Declaration of War as yet. Other films coming from Prokino include Summer Window, a German love story helmed by Hendrik Handloegten, starring Nina Hoss and Mark Waschke
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The City Below by Christoph Hochhausler, Cannes 2010 Un Certain Regard

“Unexplainable attraction leads to an extramarital affair…” – no better way to start our report about Christoph Hochhausler’s new project with title The City Below premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard category.

The City Below

German director shows how the manipulation and amorality of the banking world play out in a private setting. And if you’re interested in this kind of stories (as you see, we definitely are), than you should check the rest of this report, because The City Below synopsis part goes like this:

A man and a woman at an art exhibition share a fleeting moment of attraction, which neither can act upon. Days later, a chance second meeting leads to an innocent coffee and the two strangers – both married – toy with their unexplainable fascination for each other.

Svenja is curious and finds herself in a hotel room with Roland, but she does not consummate an affair.
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'Flower,' 'Kater' share Bavarian film prize

'Flower,' 'Kater' share Bavarian film prize
Berlin -- Sherry Horman's fashion biopic "Desert Flower" and the political drama "Der Grosse Kater" (The Big Tom-Cat) from director Wolfgang Panzer tied for the top prize as Best Film at the Bavarian Film Awards this weekend.

"Flower" producers Peter Herrmann and Dietmar Guntsche and "Kater" producer Wolfgang Behr will share the €200,000 ($287,000) award that comes with the honor, cash that has to be invested in new film projects.

Acting legend Barbara Sukowa added a Bavarian best actress trophy to her trophy cabinet, taking the honor for her portrayal of Medieval nun and proto-feminist Hildegard von Bingen in "Vision" from Magarethe von Trotta.

Best director went to Juraj Herz for his period drama "Habermann," with lead Mark Waschke taking the best actor prize for his role as a mill owner whose life is transformed with the onset of World War II.

Benjamin Heisenberg received the best newcomer nod for his sophomore effort,
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