Welcome to Karastan (2015)

Washed-up Oscar winning British film director, named Emil Forester, gets invited to make a national epic in an obscure Caucasus Republic called Karastan.

 

Co-Production with: Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) (UK); 20 Steps(Georgia); Metra Films (Russia)

Director: Ben Hopkins

Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski and Ben Hopkins

Featuring: Matthew Macfadyen, Myanna Buring and Noah Taylor

 

Festivals:

Montreal International Film Festival 2014; Hamburger Filmfest 2014; Rio International Filmfetival 2014; LOCO London Comedy Film; Lichter Filmfest März 2015; Cleveland International Filmfest März 2015; Sofia International Filmfestival März 2015

Awards:

Best Co-producer Award at Hamburg Filmfest 2014

Producer’s Award European Cinema 2014

Nominations:

Montréal World Film Festival 2014, Grand Prix des Amériques, Ben Hopkins (Director)

 


A farewell to Fools (2012)

Second World War, somewhere in Transylvania. A German soldier is found dead near the village. Either the local authorities will find the murder, or 10 of them will be shot by the Nazis the next morning. The efforts to find the real murder are in vain, but there’s Ipu. Ipu the village idiot is their target. They promise him a funeral like for a hero if he will accept to die at their place.Will he accept?… the time is running…

 

Co-Production with: Film Location Guide SR (Romania); Minds Meet (Belgium)

Director: Bogdan Dreyer

Writer: A.Salamanian

Featuring: Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel and Laura Morante

 


Bulb Fiction (2011)

“Bulb Fiction” is a film about light as a commodity and the business with it, about lobbies in the EU, how they work – and which possibilities exist to resist..

 

Director: Christoph Mayr

Writer: Christoph Mayr

 

Festivals:

Saarbrücken (Max Ophüls) 18. – 21.01.2012; FIPA in Biarritz 24. – 30.1.2012

 


Plastic Planet (2009)

Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health.

 

Director: Werner Boote

 

Festivals:

Internationale Hofer Filmtage; Saarbrücken (Max Ophüls); Abu Dhabi, Leeds, Kopenhagen, Warschau, Rio de Janeiro and many other

Awards:

Romy Best Documentary Film Austria 2010

„Honorable Mention“ International Documentary Competition XIII. Environmental Film Festivals Cinemambiente

Nominations:

Warsaw International Film Festival, Best Documentary

 


One Day You’ll Understand (2008)

A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.

 

Co-Production with: Agav Films, France 2, NDR

Director: Amos Gitai

Writers: Amos Gitai, Dan Franck and Marie-Jose Sanselme

Featuring: Jeanne Moreau, Hippolyte Girardot and Emmanuelle Devos

 

Nominations:

Valladolid International Film Festival, Golden Spike

 


Survivre avec les Loups (2007)

In 1942 after the parents the young Jewish girl Misha are captured by the Nazis. Misha flees through the woods heading east. Along her journey seeking out her parents, she lives and survives with pack of wolves and crosses Germany, Poland reaching Ukraine…

 

Director: Véra Belmont

Writer: Véra Belmont

Featuring: Mathilde Goffart, Yaël Abecassis, Guy Bedos and Benno Fürmann

 


Mathilde (2006)

In the arena of the war torn Balkans, in the last days of the Croatian campaign, a young and willful girl, Mathilde, and a jaded U. N. Colonel are forced to spend a night together by the exigencies of a military plan. But governed as well by another, more intangible „Plan“ – like the gods of the ancient Slavic ballads – they are thrust into the realm of the unpredictable by a love that is but cannot be…

 

Director: Nina Mimica

Writer: Nina Mimica

Featuring: Jeremy Irons, Nutsa Kukhianidze and Miki Manojlovic

 


Atina & Herakles (2005)

Director: Sebastian Harrer

Featuring: Raphael Tschernuth, Nadine Konietzny and Denise Strey

 

Festivals:

Filmfest Biberach 2006

 

 

 


Never Enough (2003)

Claudia, a young woman, just got the chance to run her own Live-TV show, and is been taken for hostage by one of her male candidates. Now the whole country is staring violently excited to the screen, expecting him to kill her any moment. But not everything they see is what it seems to be……

 

Director: Bogdan Dreyer

Writers: Bogdan Dreyer, Lia Bugnar and Ana-Valentina Florescu

Featuring: Rutger Hauer, Maria Dinulescu and Oana Pellea

 


Gebürtig (2002)

Director: Robert Schindel and Lukas Stepanik

Writers: Robert Schindel, Lukas Stepanik and Georg Stefan Troller

Featuring: Peter Simonischek, Katja Weitzenböck, August Zirner and Corinna Harfouch

 

Festivals:

Karlovy Vary in competition 2002; Saarbrücken (Max Ophüls) opening film; Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, New York, Portland, Philadelphia, London, Porto, Jerusalem and many other

Nominations:

2003 Emden International Film Festival, Emden Film Award

2002 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Crystal Globe

 


Chacho Rom (2001)

Director: Ildikó Szabó

Writers: Gergely Fogarasi , Zoltán Jancsó and Ildikó Szabó

Featuring: Sándor Zsótér and Mariann Szalay

 

 


My Polish Valentine! (2000)

Director: Douglas Wolfsperger

Writer: Douglas Wolfsperger

Featuring: Verona Feldbusch, Ulrich Noethen and Ingrid van Bergen

 


Death in the Internet (1999)

Director: Mark von Seydlitz

Writers: Christine Hartmann and Tim Krause

Featuring: Jochen Horst, Janina Flieger and Gesine Cukrowski

 


Young Love, True Love (1999)

Director: Georg Kamienski

Writer: Douglas Graham

Featuring: Simone Thomalla, Klaus J. Behrendt and David Winter

 


The last Station (1998)

Young Nelu grows up in the poverty of the Romanian hinterland. When his grandfather dies, this marks the end of his youth. On the day after grandfather’s burial, Nelu sets off – weighed down with the hopes of his father – to the big city to learn a profession and increase the family’s standing.

 

Director: Bogdan Dreyer

Writers: Bogdan Dreyer, Massimo Bavastro and Piero de Bernardi

Featuring: Sergio Rubini and Marion Kracht

 


Le Bal Masqué (1998)

Co-production with MJM (Brussel) and Egmond Films (Netherlands)

Director: Julien Vrebos with Peter Van den Begin

Featuring: Peter Van den Begin, Alexandra Vandernoot and Olivier Gourmet

 

Festivals:

Toronto, Kairo, Mannheim and others

Awards:

1998 Joseph Plateau Award, Best Belgian Actress, Best Belgian Director and Best Belgian Film

Nominations:

1998 Chicago International Film Festival, Gold Hugo, Best Feature

1998 Joseph Plateau Award, Best Belgian Actor, Peter Van den Begin

 


Breakfast with Four (1997)

Director: Sven Severin

Writer: Annemarie Schoenle

Featuring: Sissi Perlinger, Siemen Rühaak and Rosemarie Fendel

 


The Loveslave (1997)

TV-production for RTL

Director: Maris Pfeiffer

Writers: Cynthia Allison and Hortense Ulrich

Featuring: Barbara Auer, Julia Jäger and August Zimer

 


The Truce (1996)

January 27, 1945, Auschwitz. The Red Army freed the last survivors of the extermination camps, which had been deserted by the National Socialists. Primo, a young Italian chemist, is among the liberated. For him and for some of his comrades, a long way back to life begins, a months-long odyssey through the war-drawn Europe. Primo is an ironic, humorous, but also distant observer of the experiences of the groups which, with a new courage to live, embark on a journey that confronts everyone with the vastness of the maltreatment they were subjected to and the pain coming from their opening souls…

 

Director: Francesco Rosi

Producers: Leo Pescarolo and John Turturro

Featurng: John Turturro and Massimo Ghini

 

Festivals:

Amongst others: Cannes 1997 official competition

Awards:

1997 David di Donatello Awards; Best Film, Best Producer and Best Director

1997 Golden Globes, Italy, Best Cinematography

1997 Palic Film Festival, Audience Award

1997 São Paulo International Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Feature

Nominations:

1998 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists; Silver Ribbon; Best Director and Best Cinematography

1997 Cannes Film Festival, Palme d’Or

1997 David di Donatello Awards; Best Music, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Migliore Attrice non Protagonista)

 


Crash Kids (1996)

Director: Petra Haffter

Writer: Petra Haffter

Featuring: Isabell Gerschke and Marek Harloff

 


Teacher’s Pet (1996)

TV-production for RTL

Writers: Flatley and Avra Douglas

Featuring: Jennifer Nitsch, Bruno Eyron

 


The Caucasian Night (1995)

Director and Writer: Gordian Maugg

Writers: Gordian Maugg and Tobias Kurzweg

Featuring: Winfried Glatzeder and Verena Plangger

 


Life is a Bluff (1995)

Director: Peter Zingler

Writer: Peter Zingler

Featuring: Ben Becker, Muriel Baumeister, Mario Adorf and Elke Sommer

 


Damn, He Loves Me (1995)

TV-production for ZDF

Director: Sven Severin

Writer: Annemarie Schoenle

Featuring: Corinna Harfouch, Timothy Peach and Hermut Berger

 


The Quality of Mercy (1994)

Director: Andreas Gruber

Writer: Andreas Gruber

Featuring: Elfriede Irrall and Rainer Egge

 

Festivals:

Festivals of Toronto, Saloniki, Göteborg, St.Petersburg,Turin, Viennale,Saarbrücken, Hof and Schwerin

Awards:

1994 San Sebastián International Film Festival, Special Prize of the Jury

Diagonale Salzburg „Prize of the Audience“

Amiens „Prize of the catholic Film Critics“

Nominations:

1995 German Film Awards, Film Award in Gold, Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)

1994 San Sebastián International Film Festival, Golden Seashell, Andreas Gruber

 


Thalassa, Thalassa; Return to the Sea (1993)

Director: Bogdan Dreyer

Writer: Bogdan Dreyer

 

Festivals:

World Premier in HOF 1994 Int. Festivals of Göteborg 95, Rotterdam, Berlin (deutsche Reihe)

Awards:

Rotterdam 95: Winner of the „Tiger Award“

 


Leni (1993)

Director: Leo Hiemer

Writer: Leo Hiemer

Featuring: Hannes Thanheiser and Christa Berndl

 

Festivals:

Montreal, Schwerin, Saarbrücken, Burlington-Vermont , Fort Lauderdale, Puerto Rico, Val de Marne, Santa Barbara

Awards:

Winner in Schwerin „Findling-Price“

Santa Barbara: best director

Fort Lauderdale: Audience-Price

 


Why We Are Here (1992)

Documentary with West German TV and BBC

Director: Sam Davis

Writer: Sam Davis

Festivals:

New York, London, Haifa

 


Angels of Mercy (1992)

Director: Annelie Runge

Featuring: Anne Kasprik, Nina Petri, Matthias Brandt and Martina Gedeck

 

Festivals:

World premiere in Hof, Saarbrücken, Dortmund, Schwerin and Filmfestival in Kairo/in Competition.

 


Two Small Bodies (1992)

Co-production with ZDF/Arte

Director: Beth B.

Writers: Beth B and Neal Bell

Featuring: Fred Ward and Suzy Amis

 

Festivals:

Intl. Competition Locarno, Intl. Competition Toronto, Intl. Festival London, Stockholm. Montréal, Rome, Hampton, Warszawa.

Nominations:

1993 Locarno International Film Festival, Golden Leopard

 


All American Cops (1991)

Coproduction with Pandora Film, WDR (TV), BR (Bavarian TV); Documentary

Director: Fred Prase

 

Festivals:

Montreal (INPUT), Duisburg

 


Giants in White (1991)

Coproduction with West German TV; Documentary

Director: Fred Prase

 


The Grass Is Greener Everywhere else (1990)

Director: Michael Klier

Writer: Michael Klier

Featuring: Miroslaw Baka, Marta Klubovicz and Michael Krause

 

Festivals:

Salsomaggiore, Filmfest München, San Sebastian, Saarbrücken, Rotterdam, Göteborg, Berlin, New York

Awards:

1990 Adolf-Grimme-Preis in Gold

1990 German Film Critics Award, Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)

1990 Hessian Film Award, Feature Film (Spielfilm)

1989 Baden-Baden TV Film Festival, Teleplay Award

 



Producer, Director and Writer:

 

Der Fall Boran (1987)

Director: Daniel Zuta

Writers: Daniel Zuta and Bernard Rud

Featuring: Bernard Rud and Julien Schoenaerts

 


Der Strohhalm (1984)

Short Film

 

Director: Daniel Zuta

Writer: Daniel Zuta

 



Director:

 

Zeichen der Zeit (1981)

Neue Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Wiesbaden)

Short Film

 

Director: Daniel Zuta

 

Awards:

Bundesfilmpreis, HDF-Preis, Publikumspreis Oberhausen

 



Production Manager:

 

Miscellaneous News (1985/1986)

Kairos Film (München) and  Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Alexander Kluge

Writer: Alexander Kluge

Featuring: Marita Breuer, Rosel Zech and Sabine Wegner

 


The Assault of the Present on the Rest (1984/1985)

Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Alexander Kluge

Writer: Alexander Kluge

Featuring: Jutta Hoffmann, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Hans-Michael Rehberg

 


Duo Valentianos (1983-1985)

Elefant-Film GmbH (Frankfurt am Main) and Sender Freies Berlin

 

Director: Gertrud Pinkus

Writer: Gertrud Pinkus

Featuring: Gilles Lotthé, Margarete Wiedstruck and Ulli Scholz

 


Pankow ’95 (1983)

Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director:  Gábor Altorjay

Writer: Gábor Altorjay

Featuring: Udo Kier, Christine Kaufmann and Dieter Thomas Heck

 


Kassensturz (1982)

Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt am Main) and Roxy Film GmbH & Co. KG (München)

 

Director: Rolf Silber

Writer: Rolf Silber

Featuring: Christoph M. Ohrt and Britta Pohland

 


The Power of Emotion (1981-1983)

Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Alexander Kluge

Writer: Alexander Kluge

Featuring: Hannelore Hoger, Suzanne von Borsody and Barbara Auer

 


War and Peace. 11. Episode: Fahnen der Zeremonie (1981-1983)

Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Axel Engstfeld

Writer: Axel Engstfeld

 


War and Peace. 09. Episode: Entwicklung (1981-1983)

Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Stefan Aust

Writer: Stefan Aust

 


War and Peace. 07. Episode: Kill Your Sister (1981-1983)

Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Writer: Heinrich Böll

Featuring: Angela Winkler and Michael Gahr

 


War and Peace. 06. Episode: Atombunker (1981-1983)

Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Writer: Heinrich Böll

Featuring: Heinz Bennent and Edgar Selge

 


War and Peace. 05. Episode: Gespräche im Weltraum (1981-1983)

Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Writer: Heinrich Böll

Featuring: Jürgen Prochnow and Günther Kaufmann

 


War and Peace. 03. Episode: Vom Standpunkt der Infanterie (1981-1983)

Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Alexander Kluge

Writers: Heinrich Böll and Alexander Kluge

Featuring: Hans-Michael Rehberg and Hans-Dieter Traier

 


War and Peace. 01. Episode: Rahmenhandlung (1981-1983)

Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Alexander Kluge

Writer: Alexander Kluge

 


Geld allein macht… (1981)

Pavel Schnabel Filmproduktion (Wiesbaden)

Short film

 

Director: Pavel Schnabel

 


Germany in Autumn (1979)

Pro-ject Filmproduktion im Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH (München) and Kairos Film (München)

 

Directors: Volker Schlöndorff and Alexander Kluge

Writers: Volker Schlöndorff and Alexander Kluge

Featuring: Hannelore Hoger, Mario Adorf and Helmut Griem

 


Die Patriotin (1977)

Kairos Film (München) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz)

 

Director: Alexander Kluge

Writer: Alexander Kluge

Featuring: Hannelore Hoger, Alfred Edel and Marius Müller-Westernhagen

 


Johnny West (1977)

Sunny Point Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin) and Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt am Main)

 

Director: Roald Koller

Writer: Roald Koller

Featuring: Rio Reiser and Kristina van Eyck

 


Strongman Ferdinand (1976)

Kairos Film (München) and Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion (München)

 

Director: Alexander Kluge

Writer: Alexander Kluge

Featuring: Heinz Schubert and Gert Günther Hoffmann

 



Line Producer:

 

Golgatha (1992)

Director: Michael Pandoursky

 


When Pigs Fly (1992)

Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln) and Sultan Driver Films Inc. (USA)

 

Director: Sara Driver

Writers: Sara Driver and Ray Dobbins

Featuring: Alfred Molina and Marianne Faithfull

 


Ex und hopp – Ein böses Spiel um Liebe, Geld und Bier (1990)

FFP New Media GmbH (Köln)

 

Director: Andy Bausch

Writer: Peter Zingler

Featuring: Mario Adorf, Manfred Zapatka and Maja Maranow

 


Die Geige (1985)

Pavel Schnabel Filmproduktion

Short film

 

Director: Rudolf Ružička

Writer: Karel Steigerwald

 

Awards:

1986 Deutscher Filmpreis in Gold

 


Grottenolm (1984)

Fortunato Film (Hamburg)

 

Director: Rainer Kirberg

Writer: Rainer Kirberg

Featuring: Matthias Fuchs and Josef Ostendorf

 


Schwestern (1982)

Westallgäuer Filmproduktion GdR (Göttingen)

 

Director: Klaus Gietinger

Writers: Klaus Gietinger and Susanne Lob

Featuring: Ursula Rosenberger and Karin Neuhäuser