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First Look: ‘Das Boot’ Series Setting Sail

First Look: ‘Das Boot’ Series Setting Sail
Das Boot” is about to set sail after principal photography wrapped on the $32.8 million TV epic. Filming in Malta brought a 105-day shoot to an end, and the German, French, and English-language series bows on paycaster Sky in late-2018. Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland, and Sonar Entertainment produced the eight-parter.

Das Boot” is set in the fall of 1942, months after Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 movie ended. The tide is turning against the German war effort after the Allies solve the Enigma code and opposition to the Nazis intensifies. It tells dual stories: there is the journey of the U-boat, and the story of the Resistance movement in La Rochelle. The multilingual series was filmed in German, French and English.
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'Perfume' highlights EFM's German showcase

'Perfume' highlights EFM's German showcase
COLOGNE, Germany -- Oscar-nominated Stasi drama The Lives Of Others, fragrant blockbuster Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and controversial comedy "Mein Fuehrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" are among the titles selected for the Berlinale's European Film Market's German Cinema showcase.

The lineup, which provides a cross-section of the most successful and critically acclaimed German-language films of the past year -- along with a few new titles -- includes Marcus H. Rosenmueller's sleeper hit Grave Decisions; Chris Kraus' award-winning 4 Minutes; Matthias Luthardt's Pingpong, which won the screenwriting award in Cannes; and Ralf Westhoff's speed-dating comedy Shoppen, which was snapped up for German release by X Verleih following its debut at the Hof Film days.

The 17 titles picked for this year's showcase will be screened at the CinemaxX 1 cinema Feb. 9-17.

A full list of German Cinema titles follows.

A Friend Of Mine Sebastian Schipper (sales: Telepool)

Emma's Bliss Sven Taddicken (sales: The Match Factory)

4 Minutes Chris Kraus (sales: Beta Cinema)

Grave Decisions Marcus H. Rosenmueller (sales: Beta Cinema)

Mein Fuhrer Dani Levy (sales: Beta Cinema)

Neandertal Ingo Haeb, Jan-Christoph Glaser (sales: Rommel Film)

Offset Didi Danquart (sales: Bavaria Film International)

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" Tom Tykwer (sales: Summit Film Sales)

Pingpong Matthias Luthardt (sales: Media Luna Entertainment)

Shoppen Ralf Westhoff (sales: Drife Prods.)

Summer '04 Stefan Krohmer (sales: Bavaria Film International)

The Cloud Gregor Schnitzler (sales: Bavaria Film International)

The Last Train Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vavrova (sales: Telepool)

The Lives Of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (sales: Beta Cinema)

Warchild Christian Wagner (sales: Christian Wagner Film)

While You Are Here Stefan Westerwelle (sales: Kunsthochschule fuer Medien KHM)

Bavaria picks up 'The Cloud'

Bavaria picks up 'The Cloud'
BERLIN -- German sales outfit Bavaria Film International has picked up Gregor Schnitzler's nuclear catastrophe drama The Cloud ahead of Berlin's European Film Market, Bavaria announced Wednesday. Based on the German best-seller by Gudrun Pausewang, The Cloud is the story of two teenagers who are contaminated after a meltdown at a nearby nuclear power plant sends a poisonous radioactive cloud drifting over their town. Bavaria has already sold Japanese rights to the film to Japan's Cinequanon, Inc. Germany's Concorde will release the filmin Germany in March.

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