Detlev Buck gets out into the country with Wuff - Folge dem Hund, now in post-production
by Bénédicte Prot
- The prolific actor-director is preparing a film shot in the middle of the countryside, revolving around dogs and men
While Gorillas, a gritty urban tale focusing on the ghettos – an Olga Film production starring Samuel Schneider (Exit Marrakech [+see also:
film profile]), rising star Ella Rumpf (Raw [+see also:
interview: Julia Ducournau
film profile], Tiger Girl [+see also:
interview: Jakob, Tom Lass
film profile]) and Jannis Niewöhner (4Kings [+see also:
interview: Jella Haase
interview: Theresa von Eltz
film profile], Jonathan [+see also:
film profile]), filmed last March and eyeing a German theatrical release in March 2018, courtesy of Constantin – is in post-production, actor-director Detlev Buck (Tough Enough [+see also:
film profile], Woman in Love) has just wrapped his second shoot of the year as a director. This time it’s the romantic comedy Wuff – Folge dem Hund (lit. "Woof - Follow the Dog"), which is set in the lush surroundings of the forests of Thuringia, as well as in Berlin and Weimar. The shoot, which lasted almost two months, took place in September and October.
After having filmed horses in the Bibi & Tina series of children’s films, it’s now the relationship between men and dogs – particularly the beneficial symbiosis between the two in crisis situations – that the prolific and versatile filmmaker is interested in exploring. The ensemble film follows journalist Ella (Emily Cox), forest ranger Daniel (Kostja Ullmann, A Most Wanted Man [+see also:
film profile]), former professional footballer Oli (Frederick Lau, Victoria [+see also:
interview: Sebastian Schipper
film profile]), dog trainer Silke (Marie Burchard) and housewife Michelle (Johanna Wokalek, La Papesse Jeanne [+see also:
film profile], The Baader Meinhof Complex [+see also:
film profile]), and portrays the way in which their lives are affected by these four-legged friends.
Wuff – Folge dem Hund, produced by DCM Pictures, has received support from the MDM (€400,000), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (€1 million) and FFF Bayern (€250,000) regional funds, as well as from the FFA (€500,000). DCM Film Distribution is planning to release the film on German screens on 25 October 2018.
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