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Few countries have such a varied and strong sales sector as Germany. There are more than 10 German sales companies at the Afm, and others that are not at the market — like M-Appeal and Films Boutique — are very active on the indie pic sales circuit.
Each of the German sales companies has strong slates of international films, and is fiercely competitive when it comes to securing the best projects, but each is different.
Among the top Teutonic sellers is Beta Cinema, whose Afm slate is headlined by the $35.4 million adventure epic “The Physician.” Beta is holding exclusive sneak previews for Philipp Stoelzl’s pic, which toplines Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgard and Tom Payne, for buyers in territories that are still available.
Another of its hot pics is “The Devil’s Violonist,” a biopic of Niccolo Paganini starring long-haired violin virtuoso David Garrett. The film receives its market premiere at Afm. It »
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The first teaser trailer is out for Beta Cinema’s film adaptation of Noah Gordon’s international bestseller, The Physician, starring British actor Tom Payne, alongside Ben Kingsley and Stellan Skarsgard.
Tom, originally from Bath, is a graduate of Cssd and played Brett Aspinall in two of the early series of Waterloo Road, as well as starring as George Best in the ITV drama Best:His Mother's Son. He has recently been seen as a regular in HBO's acclaimed series Luck, and in Hiam Abbass's directorial debut, Inheritance.
The Physician tells the story of Rob Cole (Tom Payne) who as a boy is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish death itself, he travels to Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina (Ben Kingsley). Through countless ordeals and challenges, and »
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