Rosenmüller shoots sixth feature
by Bénédicte Prot
10/03/2008 - Marcus H. Rosenmüller’s latest completed film, Räuber Kneißl – the story of a Bavarian Robin Hood shot last autumn (see news) – has not yet been released, but the director has already set to work on his sixth feature in just four years.
The new project by the director of Grave Decisions, Heavyweights, Good Times and Beste Gegend is entitled Die Perlmutterfarbe.
This parable of friendship and truth set in 1931 centres on a teenager who has to pay an enormous price for having told a little vain lie.
The film – which was co-written by the director and Christian Lerch, thus marking their second collaboration (after Grave Decisions) – is based on Anna Maria Jokl’s eponymous novel, which describes the growing threat of nationalist socialism in the context of the microcosm represented by the school environment.
The film is set to star 14-year old Markus Krojer (who appeared in Grave Decisions) and Zoé Mannhardt (the young heroine in Hands Off Mississippi).
Die Perlmutterfarbe is produced by Munich-based company d.i.e. Film, in co-production with Constantin Film.
Shooting – which began at the end of February – will wrap up in April. Constantin expect to release the film domestically in January 2009.
(Translated from French)