The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Potente who is still fondly remembered for her starring role in Run Lola Run, saw more exposure with roles in Blow and the Jason Bourne films. Brief stints on The Shield, House M.D. and Psych opened television to her and she is currently a regular on BBC America’s Copper, which just got picked up for Season 2. Potente is also working on her first fiction novel. We recently spoke briefly with Potente on a conference call about this juicy role and some of the elements about Ahs that make it so compelling.
Potente checked in to the "Asylum" this week as a mysterious new inmate claiming to be Anne Frank (as in the Anne Frank) and insisting that the asylum's creepy Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) is actually a Nazi who performed hideous experiments in a Holocaust concentration camp. She's so convincing that even Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) starts to believe her.
After that disturbing final scene revealing exactly what Arden had done to Sevigny's poor character Shelley, we're starting to believe Anne too. But the biggest twists are yet to come: all will be revealed in next week's episode, "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2."
On a conference call to promote her arc on the series, Potente spoke about her
Release Date: Digital download Oct. 23, 2012, physical CD Nov. 6, 2012
Format: Audio CD and digital download
Number of Discs: 1 (23 tracks, approx. 1.2 hours)
Label: WaterTower Music
Summary: WaterTower Music will release the Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all digital retailers on October 23, with a physical CD release to follow on November 6. The original music was composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. Tykwer also shares screenwriting and directing credits with filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, in bringing David Mitchell’s best-selling novel to the big screen in the October 26th release Cloud Atlas.
Music is a central part of the Cloud Atlas story, particularly in one sequence of the film’s narrative involving a young composer who struggles to complete his life’s work, entitled The Cloud Atlas Sextet. This musical theme then recurs
The movie, based on David Mitchell’s novel, spans 500 years and stars a long litany of A-listers such as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant in multiple roles snaking through six different eras ranging from 1849 to 1973 to 2346. The
"Imagine that a semi-pagan society quietly survives in the heartland of Russia, amid the leftover Soviet-era factories, the old shops and stores strung along the roadsides, the new concrete towns with their shopping malls." Stuart Klawans in the Nation: "Imagine that the people of
In recent months, Tykwer's name has most often been attached to those of the Wachowskis, as he is currently teaming up with the sibling filmmakers on the extremely ambitious literary adaptation "Cloud Atlas." But even if you aren't a fan of German films like "The Princess and the Warrior" and "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," and unlike us, don't happen to compulsively follow every move the creators of "The Matrix" make, you still might be familiar with Tykwer's work from the 2009 thriller "The International."
The story of a married couple, each of whom ends up having
The complete line-up of films for this year’s Berlinale has just been announced. This time next week, I’ll be reporting for The Moving Arts Journal direct from Berlin. In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of some of the films I’m most excited about: the latest work of excellent directors.
Three by Tom Tykwer
Among Germany’s best-known contemporary directors, Tykwer gained international attention in 1998 with Run Lola Run. He continued to build a solid reputation with The Princess and the Warrior (2000), Heaven (2002), and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). His films are marked by their visual innovation, offering the audience a thrillingly unexpected point of view on the action. Two years ago, the Berlin Film Festival opened with Tykwer’s The International, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. According to the Berlinale programme Tykwer’s latest film, Three, focuses on our
The Nrw film board signed a €400,000 ($600,000) check for Tykwer's latest -- the director's first German-language film since "The Princess and the Warrior" (2000). The drama, starring Devid Striesow, Sophie Rois and Sebastian Schipper focuses on a 40-something couple in Berlin who, separately, fall in love with the same man. "Drei" has already secured around $1 million in subsidies from the Berlin-Brandenburg Medienboard and some $750,000 from federal film board the Ffa.
Jochen Alexander Freydank, an Oscar winner for his 2007 short "Toyland," picked up €225,000 ($336,000) in backing from Nrw towards his feature debut, an adaptation of the unfinished Kafka short story "The Burrow." The drama, which follows a mole-like man who has shut himself off from the outside world,
"Drei" will be Tykwer's first German-language project since "The Princess and the Warrior" (2000).
The threesome drama centers on a fortysomething couple in Berlin who separately fall in love with the same man. It stars Devid Striesow ("The Counterfeiters"), Sophie Rois ("Learning to Lie") and Sebastian Schipper, who has had supporting roles in Tykwer's "The Princess and the Warrior," "Run, Lola, Run" and "Winter Sleepers."
Tykwer's longtime business partner Stefan Arndt is producing through their Berlin-based X Filme shingle. Shooting is set to wrap in November for a late summer 2010 release through X Filme's distribution arm X Verleih.
Other projects picking up Ffa funding included "Wer Wenn Nicht Wir" (Who When Not Us) from Andres Veiel ("Black Box Brd") and the
It will be Tykwer’s second Berlinale opening, following “Heaven” which bowed at the 2002 event.
But unlike “Heaven,” which was an art-house film more on the lines of Tykwer’s “Winter Sleepers” (1997) or “The Princess And The Warrior” (2000), “The International” marks the German director’s jump into the major leagues.
The director of indie hit “Run, Lola, Run” (1998) proved he could handle a big budget with his last picture, the opulent olfactory epic “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” (2006). But “The International” is Tywker’s first film with a U.S. studio. Sony co-produced with Germany’s Studio Babelsberg and will release the film in Germany Feb. 12 and stateside, via Columbia Pictures, Feb. 13.
“The International,” is also Tykwer’s first all-out actioner.
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