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BERLINALE 2014 Germany

When the world runs off the rails

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- With Stations of the Cross, Jack and Stereo, Beta Cinema presents German dramas in competition as well as in the Panorama

When the world runs off the rails
Jack by Edward Berger

In various feature films that Munich-based international sales agent Beta Cinema is presenting at the Berlinale, the world seems to run off the rails in one way or another for the young protagonists. In the competition entry Stations of the Cross [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Dietrich Brüggemann
film profile
]
, German director Dietrich Brüggemann tells a story of religion, devotion and radical faith about a profoundly religious teenager who devotes her life to Jesus. The cast includes Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz (The Robber [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Benjamin Heisenberg
film profile
]
), Florian Stetter (Sophie Scholl – The Final Days [+see also:
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]
) and Hanns Zischler (Munich).

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In the German competition film Jack [+see also:
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]
by Edward Berger, a ten-year-old who has to take care of himself as well as his little brother is blamed for an accident and put in a home by the social services. In Germany, both of the competition films will be released by Camino.

With Stereo [+see also:
trailer
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]
, German director Maximilian Erlenwein (Gravity [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
) presents a feverish thriller that stars the German actors Jürgen Vogel (Mercy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Matthias Glasner
film profile
]
, The Free Will
) and Moritz Bleibtreu (Soul Kitchen [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
, Atomised
 [+see also:
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interview: Franka Potente & Moritz Ble…
interview: Oskar Roehler
film profile
]
), in which the life of a man who runs a repair shop for motorcycles is turned upside down. His dark past comes back to haunt him, in the shape of a mysterious stranger who follows his every step.

Another highlight in Beta Cinema’s line-up is Philipp Stölzl’s The Physician [+see also:
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making of
film profile
]
, which has already attracted three million theatre goers in Germany and has also become a box-office hit in Spain. The German adventure film will be presented in full at an early market screening at the CineStar IMAX.

Further international market premieres include the Enid Blyton sequel Famous Five 3 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Mike Marzuk, which was produced in collaboration between Sam Film and Constantin, the tragicomedy Back on Track by Kilian Riedhof (Homevideo), as well as Global Player [+see also:
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]
, in which producer/director Hannes Stöhr (Berlin Calling [+see also:
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]
, One Day in Europe
) asks the crucial question about Europe's strongest economy: whether Germany can compete with China.

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