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Oliver Hirschbiegel strikes again

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- The author of Downfall is filming a drama on Georg Elser’s failed attack on Hitler

Oliver Hirschbiegel strikes again
Oliver Hirschbiegel

Ten years after the success of Downfall [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bernd Eichinger
interview: Joachim Fest
interview: Oliver Hirschbiegel
film profile
]
, a drama on Hitler’s last days which was distributed in 145 territories and beat the box-office records in many countries, and one year after Diana [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, a feature film in English about Princess Diana’s last love story, Oliver Hirschbiegel, who regularly directs American TV series, is now filming Georg Elser, about the carpenter and resistance fighter who tried to assassinate Hitler in Munich on 8 November 1939 and who, within just 13 minutes, if the Führer hadn’t left his podium earlier than planned, could have changed history.

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Filming, which began yesterday in Wackershofen, in south Germany, will continue until the beginning of September in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin and South Tyrol.

The cast of the film includes Christian Friedel (the schoolteacher in The White Ribbon [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
, whom the Cannes audience got to see again this year in Jessica Hausner’s Amour fou [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
), Katharina Schüttler (Sophiiiie! by Michael Hofmann, also to be seen in Amour fou) and Burghart Klaußner. Hirschbiegel also surrounded himself with outstanding technicians, like screenwriter Fred Breinersdorfer (Sophie Scholl: the final days [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), director of photography Judith Kaufmann (Four Minutes [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) and the set designer duo Benedikt Herforth-Thomas Stammer.

The film is produced by Lucky Bird Pictures in coproduction with SWR, ARD Degeto, BR, WDR and Arte agencies as well as Delphi Medien, Philipp filmproduction and Broth Film. Georg Elser also received the support of FFF Bavaria, of MFG Baden-Württemberg, of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and of the South Tyrol BLS.

The film’s release in German cinemas is planned by NFP (The Lunchbox [+see also:
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]
, Hannah Arendt [+see also:
trailer
interview: Margarethe von Trotta
film profile
]
) for 2 April 2015, that’s exactly 70 years after Elser’s death in Dachau.

International sales of Georg Elser are being handled by Beta Cinema.

(Translated from French)

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