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Final cut for Special

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Final cut for Special

After 35 days shooting in Berlin, Anno Saul (Kebab Connection) has completed his new comedy, Special.

The main character, Fred (played by the actor Til Schweiger, recently seen in the successful film Barefoot strives to impress his friend Mara (Anja Kling - (T)Raumschiff Surpise). To prove his love, he decides that he will get his son the basket ball which is thrown towards the disabled spectators' tribune at the end of every Alba-Berlin game. So, he pretends to be disabled, but is so good at it that a friendly female director (Alexandra Maria Lara - The Downfall [+see also:
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) decides to make him the main character of her film. For a whole week, Fred is literally stuck in his wheelchair, living a double-life between two women who are as different as night and day.

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Special is produced by Hofmann & Voges Entertainment and Neue Bioskop Film, in co-production with Senator Film Produktion and Seven Pictures Film. Senator Filmverleih should release it next Spring.

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(Translated from French)

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