100 Things to spend the summer in post-production
by Bénédicte Prot
- The comedy about an interesting bet by and starring Florian David Fitz, also featuring Matthias Schweighöfer, is a reflection on how much “stuff” we surround ourselves with
100 Things [+see also:
film profile], a comedy scripted and directed by Florian David Fitz, inspired by the Finnish experimental documentary My Stuff, 100 Things, shot in Berlin between the end of February and mid-April, is now in post-production and is scheduled for a 6 December release with Warner Bros Pictures Germany.
For his third feature as director as well as actor, Fitz is reunited with fellow thesp Matthias Schweighöfer (after the box-office hit The Most Beautiful Day [+see also:
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The cast also includes Sarah Viktoria Frick, Johannes Allmayer, Max Bretschneider, Maria Furtwängler, Wolfgang Stumph, Hannelore Elsner and Katharina Thalbach. As specified by the video-on-demand platform Pantaflix, 100 Things was, rather appropriately, produced in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.
The producers of this intriguing feature are Schweighöfer, Dan Maag and Marco Beckmann (Friendship! [+see also:
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