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Wednesday, 5/4/2011

German TV Movies on the Big Screen

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will be screening 23 of the best TV Movies of the coming year on the big screen.

The lineup of the German TV Movie section of the 28th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 24 - July 2, 2011) is complete. 23 of the best new TV productions including feature-length documentaries, will have their premieres on the silver screen in Munich. "We'll be showing cream of the crop", says festival director Andreas Ströhl.

The premieres will include two 3-hour films that will be shown in 2 parts. Peter Keglevic's DER CHINESE, based on the novel by Swedish crime writer and children's author Henning Mankell and the German-British coproduction, THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA, written by acclaimed English television dramatist Alan Bleasdale.

The fiction films in the German TV Movie section will be competing for the 2011 Bernd Burgemeister TV Movie Award (formerly the VFF TV Movie Award), which will be awarded at a ceremony on June 26 at the festival. The award and € 25,000 is sponsored by the VFF, the German film & TV producers' royalty company, and goes to the producer of the winning film. This year's jury is comprised of actress Bernadette Heerwagen, writer-director Julia von Heinz and Andreas Schreitmüller of ARTE.

The GERMAN TV MOVIES:

BLAUBEERBLAU
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann, screenplay by Beate Langmaack
Cast: Devid Striesow, Stipe Erceg, Nina Kunzendorf, Dagmar Manzel, Lisa Maria Potthoff
Produced by Polyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft / Moviepool for BR

DER CHINESE (THE CHINESE MAN)
Directed by Peter Keglevic, screenplay by Fred und Leonie-Claire Breinersdorfer (based on a novel by Henning Mankell)
Cast: Suzanne von Borsody, Michael Nyqvist, Claudia Michelsen, Jimmy Taenaka, Amy J. Cheng
Produced by Bird Pictures / Lotus Film for ARD Degeto

DAVON WILLST DU NICHTS WISSEN (YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW)
Directed/screenplay by Tim Trachte
Cast: Andreas Lust, Sophie von Kessel, Alina Levshin, Nico Beyer
Produced by Claussen+Wöbke+Putz Filmproduktion / viaFilm for ZDF

DAS DUNKLE NEST
Directed by Christine Hartmann, screenplay by Andreas Dirr
Cast: Christian Berkel, Katharina Müller-Elmau, Petra Schmidt-Schaller
Produced by Sperl Productions for ZDF

EHRE (HONOR - Documentary)
Directed/screenplay  by Aysun Bademsoy
Produced by ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion for BR

FÖHNLAGE. EIN ALPENKRIMI
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann, screenplay by Stefan Holtz / Florian Iwersen
Cast: Martin Feifel, Andreas Giebel, Gundi Ellert, Jürgen Tonkel, Katharina Schubert
Produced by Neue Bioskop Television for BR

EIN GUTER SOMMER
Directed by Edward Berger, screenplay by Edward Berger/ Michael Schenk
Cast: Andreas Schmidt, Jördis Triebel, Devid Striesow, Michael Schenk, Nicole Marischka
Produced by Hessischer Rundfunk

EINE HALBE EWIGKEIT(HALF AN ETERNITY)
Directed by Matthias Tiefenbacher, screenplay by Volker Krappen
Cast: Cornelia Froboess, Matthias Habich, Peter Franke, Lambert Hamel, Anna Maria Sturm
Produced by Krebs & Krappen Film for ARD Degeto

HOMEVIDEO
Directed by Kilian Riedhof, screenplay by Jan Braren
Cast: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Jonas Nay, Nicole Marischka, Sophia Boehme, Jannik Schümann
Produced by teamWorx for NDR / BR

ICH BIN DEIN LABYRINTH (I AM THY LABYRINTH - Documentary)
DIONYSOS, SZENEN UND DITHYRAMBEN (Opera Film)
Directed by Bettina Ehrhardt
Produced by bce films & more for WDR

ICH HABE ES DIR NIE ERZÄHLT
Directed by Johannes Fabrick, screenplay by Britta Stöckle
Cast: Barbara Auer, Roeland Wiesnekker, Irina Kurbanova, Hansa Czypionka, Monika Baumgartner
Produced by Hager Moss Film for ZDF

LACONIA (THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA)
Directed by Uwe Janson, screenplay by Alan Bleasdale
Cast: Ken Duken, Andrew Buchan, Jacob Matschenz, Franka Potente, Thomas Kretschmann, Simon Verhoeven, Matthias Koeberlin
teamWorx / talkback thames for ARD / SWR / BBC

DIE LEHRERIN
Directed by Tim Trageser, screenplay by Lailia Stieler
Cast: Anna Loos, Meret Becker, Axel Prahl, Ramona Kunze-Libnow, Christina Große
Network Movie Film-und Fernsehproduktion for ZDF

LIEBESJAHRE
Directed by Matti Geschonneck, screenplay by Magnus Vattrodt
Cast: Iris Berben, Peter Simonischek, Nina Kunzendorf, Axel Milberg
Moovie The Art of Entertainment for ZDF

MEIN EIGEN FLEISCH UND BLUT (MY OWN FLESH AND BLOOD)
Directed by Vivian Naefe, screenplay by Britta Stöckle
Cast: Veronica Ferres, Kostja Ullmann, Thomas Sarbacher, August Zirner, Gundi Ellert
Produced by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion for ZDF / arte

NICHT GANZ KOSCHER (BEING KOSHER - Documentary)
Directed/screenplay  by Ruth Olshan
Produced by INDI FILM / Atmos Film West for SWR

POLIZEIRUF 110 - CASSANDRAS WARNUNG (CASSANDRAS WARNING)
Directed by Dominik Graf, screenplay by Günter Schütter
Cast: Matthias Brandt, Anna Maria Sturm, Ronald Zehrfeld, Alma Leiberg, Tobias van Dieken
Produced by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion for BR

POLIZEIRUF 110 - Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun
Directed by Hans Steinbichler, screenplay by Christian Jeltsch
Cast: Matthias Brandt, Anna Maria Sturm, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Markus Böker, Karen Breece
Produced by Claussen+Wöbke+Putz Filmproduktion for BR

DIE TÄNZERIN
Directed by Hans-Günther Bücking, screenplay by Sascha Arango / Marek Helsner
Cast: Julie Engelbrecht, Vinzenz Kiefer, Emily Cox, Christoph M. Ohrt, Marion Mitterhammer, Max von Thun
Produced by Wiedemann & Berg Television / Epo-Film for SAT.1 / ORF

UND DENNOCH LIEBEN WIR
Directed by Matthias Tiefenbacher, screenplay by Martin Kluger / Maureen Herzfeld
Cast: Claudia Michelsen, Mark Waschke, Melika Foroutan, Justus Schlingensiepen, Quirin Oettl
Produced by TV60 Filmproduktion for ARD Degeto

UNS TRENNT DAS LEBEN (OUR LIVES APART)
Directed/screenplay  by Alexander Dierbach
Cast: Julia Koschitz, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Jasmin Schwiers, Tim Bergmann, Jannik Brengel
Produced by Sperl Productions for BR

UNTER VERDACHT: DIE ELEGANTE LÖSUNG (UNDER SUSPICION)
Directed by Aelrun Goette, screenplay by Don Schubert / Aelrun Goette / Martin Muser
Cast: Senta Berger, Rudolf Krause, Gerd Anthoff, Sarah Masuch, Emilio De Marchi
Produced by EIKON Media for ZDF

VATER EINES MÖRDERS
Directed/screenplay by Niki Stein
Cast: Heino Ferch, Silke Bodenbender, Katharina Wackernagel, Antje Schmidt, Thomas Schendel
Produced by Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion for ZDF