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PRODUCTION Germany

Silence: Akin shoots again

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Lensing has kicked off in Hamburg on Özgür Yildirim’s feature film debut Chiko.

Starring Moritz Bleibtreu (Atomised [+see also:
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, see Focus), Denis Moschitto (Kebab Connection) and talented young actor Volkan Özcan, the feature is being produced by broadcaster NDR in association with Akin, Klaus Maeck and Andreas Thiel’s outfit Corazon International (Akin’s Head On [+see also:
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, Crossing the Bridge [+see also:
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and the ensemble film Visions of Europe).

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Chiko is set in the German city’s violent, drug-ridden Mümmelmannsberg district. Written by the director himself, the story centres on a young delinquent who climbs the social ladder and ends up trafficking cocaine.

The shoot will continue in Hannover, where it will wrap up on April 12. The film is set for release at the end of this year.

(Translated from French)

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