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Sophie's victory over cancer as an Easter surprise

- In this very "European" week for cinema, Marc Rothemund's adaptation of the best-selling autobiography The Girl with Nine Wigs tells about a struggle to survive and a remission

Sophie's victory over cancer as an Easter surprise

For this Easter weekend, the American blockbusters G.I. Joe: Retaliationand Identity Thief, distributed respectively by Paramount and Universal, are accompanied by a Turkish film and an elegant and varied series of European titles, eight in all, including three German (co)productions.

Among these new national movies: Heute bin ich blond [+see also:
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Marc Rothemund's adaptation (with a screenplay by Katharina Eyssen) of the international best-seller The Girl with Nine Wigs (2006), in which the young Dutch journalist Sophie Van der Stap describes her fight against cancer, to live and experience joy. The director of Sophie Scholl [+see also:
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has entrusted the main role in the film to pretty new-comer Lisa Tomaschewsky, who plays alongside Karoline Teska (The Wave [+see also:
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), David Rott, Alice Dwyer, Alexander Held and Jasmin Gerat. The film is distributed by Universum, while ImFilm and Farbfilm are respectively launching the river documentary Die Elbe von oben by Marcus Fischötter and the mountain documentary Peak - Über allen Gipfeln by Hannes Lang, coproduced by Unafilm with Italy.

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Denmark has a place of honour with two releases: that of the poignant The Hunt [+see also:
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by Thomas Vinterberg, which brought Mads Mikkelsen the Best Actor award in Cannes (distr. Wild Bunch), and that of the sensitive documentary about the treatment of mental illnesses and the mysteries of the human brain, Free the Mind by Phie Ambo (distr. mindjazz).

Another movie screened in Cannes (as part of the Critics' Week) is arriving in cinemas across the Rhine, distributed by Salzgeber: the coproduction between Belgium, France and Canada, Hors les murs [+see also:
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by David Lambert. For its part, Alpha Medienkontor proposes an Austrian film on a love-story between two elderly people, approached with a sprightly comic tone: Anfang 80 [+see also:
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by Gerhard Ertl and Sabine Hiebler. Finally, Concorde is launching the Anglo-Canadian title, Midnight's Children [+see also:
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, by Deepa Mehta.

(Translated from French)

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