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BERLIN 2019 EFM

Beta Cinema heads to Berlin brandishing System Crasher and All My Loving

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- The European Film Market of the 69th Berlin Film Festival looks extremely promising for the German international sales agent

Beta Cinema heads to Berlin brandishing System Crasher and All My Loving
System Crasher by Nora Fingscheidt

With one title in the race for the Golden Bear, a further film premiering in Panorama and an impressive eight films set to be presented as market screenings, world sales agent Beta Cinema seems all set for a successful Berlinale.

In particular, the company is pinning its hopes on Nora Fingscheidt’s Golden Bear contender System Crasher [+see also:
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interview: Nora Fingscheidt
film profile
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. The director’s feature debut won the main Works in Progress Award at Les Arcs in December and centres on nine-year-old Benni, a troubled girl who gets expelled from school. “We are delighted to have secured System Crasher and to be working with Nora Fingscheidt. We consider her to be one of Germany’s most talented and exciting up-and-coming directors,” Tassilo Hallbauer, Beta Cinema’s vice-president of sales and acquisitions, stated. “The way she leads her terrific actors and creates emotions in System Crasher completely overwhelmed us. Benni grabbed us and just didn’t let go for weeks. Suffice it to say that we have barely ever seen a director exploring the complicated and varied psyche of a child in this much detail. But ultimately, it’s about the universal themes of love and rejection, and that’s why we believe in the great international potential of this wonderful film.”

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Also sparkling on Beta Cinema’s line-up is Edward Berger's episodic family drama All My Loving [+see also:
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, which tells the story of three adult siblings who have reached a point in their lives where something has to change. The film will celebrate its world premiere in this year’s Panorama section. Furthermore, the sales agent will be presenting five films as part of the Lola@Berlinale screenings hosted by the German Film Academy. These are Sven Taddicken’s The Most Beautiful Couple [+see also:
trailer
interview: Sven Taddicken
film profile
]
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Oscar contender Never Look Away [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
film profile
]
Marcus H Rosenmüller’s Trautmann [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marcus H Rosenmüller
film profile
]
, a biopic of footballer Bert Trautmann starring David Kross in the leading role, Markus Goller’s comedic box-office hit 25 km/h [+see also:
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 and Wolfgang Fischer’s refugee drama Styx [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Wolfgang Fischer
film profile
]
. The latter four are also scheduled to be presented as market screenings.

At Berlin, Beta Cinema will also be organising market screenings of Mack the Knife [+see also:
trailer
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 by Joachim A LangThe Tobacconist [+see also:
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interview: Emma Drogunova
film profile
]
 by Nikolaus Leytner and Sharon von Wietersheim’s Immenhof - The Adventure of a Summer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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.

Lastly, the company also boasts some eagerly awaited projects on its pre-sales slate, including Karl Markovics’ Nobadi and Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Narcissus and Goldmund (see the news).

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