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German films at Karlovy Vary

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- Eight German (co-)productions are running in the major Czech event's competition sections, including three in the main competition

German films at Karlovy Vary
Heil by Dietrich Brüggemann

Germany will have a solid presence at the upcoming 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (3–11 July 2015). The main competition of the prestigious 'A' festival features the international premieres of one German production and two co-productions. The former is Dietrich Brüggemann's Heil [+see also:
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, produced by Real Film Berlin and Bella Firma. After the success of his last film, Stations of the Cross [+see also:
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(Silver Bear for Best Script at the Berlinale), he now delivers a satire about German neo-Nazis. The main character, African-German author Sebastian Klein, loses his memory after being hit on the head by East German neo-Nazis and starts parroting everything people tell him. He then does the round of chat shows, trumpeting the slogans drummed into him by the neo-Nazi leader Sven. With this "black" guy raging against integration on TV, the public is beside itself with joy, but this doesn't help Sven to make any impact on his beloved Doreen. She wants to see historic deeds. And so Sven gets his people ready for the big showdown. 

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One of the German co-productions in competition is Cologne Academy for Media Arts graduate Visar Morina's Babai [+see also:
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, a co-production between Kosovo, Macedonia, France and Germany (NiKo Film) about ten-year-old Nori and his father Gesim, who sell cigarettes on the streets of pre-war Kosovo in the 1990s, until the father secretly escapes to Germany, leaving his son behind. Nori soon sets off on his tracks, as he is angry and determined to confront his father about this deed that he cannot forgive. Babai is the feature-length debut by director Morina, who was born in Kosovo, studied at the Academy for Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne and lives in Germany. The other co-production is Romanian director Florin Serban's latest, Box [+see also:
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, co-produced on the German side by augenschein Filmproduktion, with Romanian and French partners.

In the East of the West competitive section, Hungarian directors Lili Horváth and Gyula Nemes are presenting The Wednesday Child [+see also:
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(co-produced in Germany by Detailfilm) and Zero [+see also:
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(co-produced by 42film) respectively, while Alexis Alexiou is showing Wednesday 04:45 [+see also:
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(co-produced by Twenty Twenty Vision with Greek and Israeli partners). 

Karlovy Vary's documentary competition will be presenting the world premiere of Once Upon a Dream – A Journey to the Last Spaghetti Western [+see also:
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by Tonislav Hristov (co-produced by elemag pictures with Finnish and Bulgarian partners), which tells the story of the Spanish desert town of Tabernas, once the setting for films like Once Upon a Time in the West and Lawrence of Arabia, and now immersed in crisis. In the same section, Germany is represented by Alba Sotorra's Game Over [+see also:
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(co-produced by Dirk Manthey Film with Spanish partners).

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