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New Roy Andersson feature About Endlessness also gets backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Terrence Malick is lining up WWII drama Radegund (aka Jägerstätter), about the life of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian conscientious objector during World War II who was executed by the Nazis in 1943 aged 36.
In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI declared Jägerstätter a martyr and he was beatified by the Catholic Church.
The project was announced by the German funding body the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, which is backing it with €400,000.
The title Radegund refers to the Thuringian princess and Frankish queen from the 6th century who found protection under the Church after fleeing her marriage when her husband had her »
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Terrence Malick’s Radegund will tell story of Franz Jägerstätter, who refused conscription in Wehrmacht and was killed at age 36
Reports have emerged that Knight of Cups director Terrence Malick has set up his next project: a study of an Austrian second world war conscientious objector featuring the German actor August Diehl, best known for Inglourious Basterds and The Counterfeiters.
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With Knight of Cups arriving on Blu-ray this week, his Austin-set drama Weightless finally completed, and his long-gestating Voyage of Time set for an IMAX release this October, director Terrence Malick seems to be taking no breaks as he’s already looking towards his next project. Today brings news of what it’ll be, and that it’ll find him heading to Europe.
He’ll next be directing Radegund, which will depict the life of Austria’s Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector during World War II who was put to death at the age of 36 for undermining military actions. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI declared Jägerstätter a martyr, and he was beatified in a ceremony. Set to play Jägerstätter is August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds, The Counterfeiters), while Valerie Pachner will also join.
This was first announced via Medienboard Förderzusagen’s posting that they are giving 400,000 Euros to the project, and a »
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German sales powerhouse Beta Cinema has revealed details of its new Cannes titles, among them the latest features from Oscar winner Stefan Ruzowitzky, Oscer nominee Agnieszka Holland, Un Certain Regard-winner Andreas Dresen and Golden Bear-winner Calin Peter Netzer.
Beta’s auteur-driven slate is headed by hard-boiled genre film Hell (working title, pictured), from Ruzowitzky, who won his Oscar for The Counterfeiters. Hell is a taut thriller about a young woman witnessing a brutal murder by a fanatic Islamist serial killer.
Shot by DoP Benedict Neuenfels (The Counterfeiters, Anonyma – A Woman In Berlin) and starring Violetta Schurawkow and Tobias Moretti, Hell is produced by genre experts Allegro Film and Amazing Film Company and is currently in post-production. First footage will be revealed at the Beta Cinema Cannes office.
Beta is also introducing buyers to Agnieszka Holland’s Game Count, a thriller »
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The pic tells the true story of Monika Ertl, a German woman who joined Che Guevara’s guerrilla movement and ultimately assassinated the rebel leader’s killer.
The daughter of a German mountaineer and cinematographer, Ertl emigrated with her family to Bolivia as a teenager in 1953. Eventually growing angry at her father’s Nazi past and the great injustice she witnesses around her, she joined the National Liberation Army and fell in love with Inti Peredo, who became the leader of the militant organization that formed following Guevara’s death. Known as Imilla — Quechuan for “maiden” — among the guerrillas, »
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