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Schreiber transforms Diehl into Dr. Alemán

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August Diehl is getting ready to head to the Colombian city of Cali for Tom Schreiber’s Dr. Alemán, which begins its shoot in early May. The German actor will play a young doctor who gives up the comforts of his life in Germany for the poverty-stricken and crime-ridden slums of Cali.

The 2Pilots Filmproduction title is the second feature by Schreiber after Fools (2003), a surrealist portrait of a town celebrating carnival produced by Wim Wenders, among others. The screenplay of Dr. Alemán won scriptwriter Oliver Keidel the 2006 BKM Prize for Best German Screenplay.

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Diehl can currently be seen in Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Berlinale title The Counterfeiters [+see also:
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, in which the actor plays a disobedient Jewish prisoner, as well as in Michael Glawogger’s Austrian/Swiss comedy Slumming [+see also:
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(co-written by Barbara Albert), which opened on Thursday through Alpha Medienkontor and in which Diehl stars as an unscrupulous yuppie.

(Translated from French)

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