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Rosenmüller shoots Bavaria’s Robin Hood

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One of the most talented and prolific German directors of recent times, Marcus H. Rosenmüller, is back at work. Since September 18 the director has been busy shooting his latest feature, Räuber Kneißl (“The Robber Kneißl”).

After the mind-blowing success of Grave Decisions [+see also:
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(2006), on a young boy of 11 with murderous temptations, Olympic piece Heavyweights [+see also:
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(2007) – both of which were presented at the 2007 Lolas, with the former picking up a Silver Lola – and Good Times (released end of July), Rosenmüller is now tackling the story of Räuber Kneißl.

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The film is about the Robin Hood of the Bavarian Forest, who lived from 1875-1902 and forged a reputation for himself as a criminal impossible to capture and presented a daily threat, even to the region’s Prince Regent Luitpold, while attracting sympathy from the people.

The lead role is played by Maximilian Brückner (Sophie Scholl [+see also:
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), who previously worked with the director on two Lola-nominated films. It is also not the first time that the actor is slipping into the skin of the infamous robber, having already played Kneißl in a stage version of the story at a Munich theatre. Brückner will star alongside Maria Furtwängler and Michael Fitz before the lenses of Stefan Biebl (also DoP on Grave Decisions).

Filming – due to wrap on October 31 – will mainly take place in Lower Bavaria, in and around Munich, in Bavaria’s Tittling Forest and the Freisinger prison.

Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion is producing.

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(Translated from French)

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