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CANNES 2011 Market / Germany

Beta Cinema takes stack of films to Cannes Market

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Beta Cinema takes stack of films to Cannes Market

Munich-based international seller Beta Cinema will take the German hit of the year to Cannes: Kokowääh [+see also:
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, by and starring Til Schweiger as a father who has to take care of a little daughter he didn’t know he had. The film has so far exceeded 4.2m admissions at the German box office (€30m in takings). It will have its international avant-premiere at the market.

Beta will also sell Promising the Moon by Hans Steinbichler (Winter Journey [+see also:
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), about a girl who rediscovers her elderly mother’s past. Produced by Uli Aselmann/die film, the title won Best Film at the Bavarian Film Awards and stars Hannelore Elsner, Juliane Koehler, David Kross and Karoline Herfurth.

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Buyers will also get the chance to acquire Sebastian Grobler’s Lessons of a Dream [+see also:
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, in which Daniel Brühl brings a funny sport called football back from England to Prussia. Produced by deutschfilm, Cuckoo Clock and Senator, the film also stars Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
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) and Justus von Dohnányi ( [+see also:
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interview: Bernd Eichinger
interview: Joachim Fest
interview: Oliver Hirschbiegel
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Beta’s Cannes line-up also includes Irina Probost’s family animated film The Tigerduck Gang; some titles that made their mark at the latest Berlin Film Festival (Yasemin Samdereli’s Almanya – Welcome to Germany [+see also:
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, which drew 1m viewers in theatres and scooped two German Film Awards; and  [+see also:
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, winner of nine Goyas (including Best Film); Young Goethe In Love [+see also:
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by Philipp Stölzl (North Face [+see also:
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); and Florian Cossen’s outstanding debut movie The Day I Was Not Born [+see also:
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, which received two German Film Awards, among other accolades.

(Translated from French)

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