Grumpy old man meets foreign little girl in Dreiviertelmond
by Bénédicte Prot
On October 12, shooting started in Nuremberg and the surrounding area on Dreiviertelmond by screenwriter-director Christian Zübert (Lammbock), starring Elmar Wepper (winner of several awards in 2008 for his role in Doris Dörrie’s superb Cherry Blossoms - Hanami [+see also:
film profile]) as a grumpy taxi driver whose life is dramatically changed by an unlikely encounter.
Sixty-five-year-old Hartmut Mackowiak, who is afraid of change and new things, sees his life go down the drain when his wife leaves him for another man. When a young Turkish woman and her six-year-old daughter Hayat get in his taxi, his bad temper causes an argument.
Later on, he sees the little girl again, alone in the street, and feels a duty not to abandon her. But in the end it’s he who learns most from the child. Hayat is played by Mercan-Fatima Türköglu, who was discovered in Berlin after auditioning hundreds of little girls.
Dreiviertelmond is produced by Robert Marciniak and Uli Aselmann (Winter Journey [+see also:
film profile]) for die film, in co-production with Bavarian television network BR, in collaboration with Arte and with backing from FFF Bavaria and national funds FFA and DFFF.
Shooting will continue until November 22 in Nuremberg, Fürth and Istanbul. Majestic Filmverleih plan to release the title on German screens on October 13, 2011.
(Translated from French)
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