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Deception, Casanova-like writers and mountain villages

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Deception, Casanova-like writers and mountain villages

Among the ten new releases hitting German theatres today are six German (co-)productions.

These include Alexander Adolph’s So Glücklich War Ich Noch Nie [+see also:
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, a sophisticated story of love and deception (released by Kinowelt). This is the screenwriter-director’s debut narrative feature following his documentary Die Hochstapler (about four impostors).

Produced by Berlin-based Eikon Media, the film stars Devid Striesow as a reformed crook in love with a prostitute (Nadja Uhl) and finds himself caught up in her feverish role-playing, losing his sense of reality.

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Meanwhile, established filmmaker Jan Schütte is releasing his seventh feature, Love Comes Lately [+see also:
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, which he describes as a "literary road movie". It centres on an aging Jewish writer (Otto Tausig) whose vague desires as a still-attractive Casanova figure are continually thwarted by his partner, to the point where he ends up seeing himself as a victim of women rather than a ladykiller.

Selected at the Toronto and Sundance festivals, Love Comes Lately was produced by Cologne’s Zero West Filmproduktion and Berlin’s Zero Fiction Film in co-production with Austrian company Dor Film. The title is distributed by 3Rosen.

Zorro is launching the docufiction-style comedy Die Ludolfs - Der Film [+see also:
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, on four endearing, mountain-dwelling brothers and their extraordinary family business specialising in car parts. Directed by Stefan Vaupel, Tobias Streck and Matthias Benzing, the film was produced by Munich-based Preview Production.

Meanwhile, Sabotakt is hoping for success with Tarek Ehlail’s musical film Chaostage: We are Punks!.

Cinemagoers will be delighted to discover Aida Begic’s Snow [+see also:
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, which is set in a Bosnian village destroyed by the war, where a handful of inhabitants continue to survive and which two Serbians want to buy out. This French/German/Bosnian co-production is distributed by Mîtosfilm.

Rekord-Film is re-releasing Eugen Schuhmacher’s 1966 West German animal documentary Alaska - Wildnis am Rande der Welt.

Finally, MFA is launching renowned Danish director Ole Bornedal’s Just Another Love Story [+see also:
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(Translated from French)

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