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FILMS Germany

The sequel to The Slurb

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Filming is currently underway in Bamberg on Sams ins Gefahr, the follow up to The Slurb, the children’s film directed by the Dutchman Ben Verbong, which was one of the big successes at the German box office in 2001, attracting an audience of 1.7 million, as well as picking up two prestigious German film awards and numerous prizes at international festivals.

The sequel is based on another episode from the children’s series written by Paul Maar, who participated in the writing of the screenplay, and by Collina Film and Costantin film, who’ll be producing the film in collaboration with FFF-Bayern. They have also decided to use the same cast as the first film (including Ulrich Noethen, Christine Urspruch and Eva Mattes).

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The mayor of Bamberg Herbert Lauer, is said to be extremely happy that the production team have chosen to set the film in the historical centre of the city for a second time, and he has offered his total support. The director of FFF-Bayern, Dr. Klaus Schaefer has also said that he’s extremely satisfied with the collaboration between the municipality and the production staff. The film will be distributed by Costantin Film in December, 2003.

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