KLASSENTREFFEN

 

Successful director Til Schweiger shoots his new comedy: KLASSENTREFFEN

German release date: 20th September 2018


On August 22nd, Til Schweiger started to shoot his new comedy KLASSENTREFFEN 1.0 - the incredible journey of the Silver Ridges: The friends Nils (Samuel Finzi), Andreas (Milan Peschel) and Thomas (Til Schweiger), all three have a problem with aging.


Nils, a family father in his mid-40s, has a mid-life crisis: Not only does his pubescent daughter Sarah (Bianca Nawrath) just have eyes for her new boyfriend Lenny (Timur Bartels) and his son Oliver (Alessandro Schuster) is uncomfortable with his father, Nils also has to deal with age-related hemorrhoids and his reading glasses. There is more to it than that: While his wife Jette (Katharina Schüttler) doesn’t take his moaning seriously, he receives an invitation to his 30-year class reunion. There it is in black and white: he has grown old!

 
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Even classmate Andreas is not so happy about the jubilee. Recently separated from his early love Tanja (Jeanette Hain), he does not really care about a journey into the past. Especially since his ex just eloped with the twenty-year-younger couple therapist Karsten (David Schütter).

Luckily, the third friend, Thomas, a successful DJ and a ladykiller, has made party and flirting plans already for the entire class reunion weekend. But suddenly Lilli (Lilli Schweiger), the daughter of his dream-wife Linda (Stefanie Stappenbeck), with whom he would really like to lead an honestly monogamous love-relationship this time, mess with his plans.

So each of the three mates has to deal with his problems and learn how to share it with the others. Based on excessive parties and potentially affairs, the friends move closer together and realize that their actual age is exactly the right one. And even though the class reunion turns into a wonderfully comical catastrophe, the friends end up with an important and touching insight ...

The special cast consists of: Til Schweiger, Samuel Finzi, Milan Peschel, Lilli Schweiger, Stefanie Stappenbeck, Jeanette Hain, David Schütter, Katharina Schüttler, Marie Burchard, Simon Schwarz, Steffen Wink, Timur Bartels, Henrieke Fritz, Constantin von Jascheroff, Ilka Bessin, Oscar Lauterbach, Sonja Kirchberger, Vladimir Weigl, Lisa Tomaschewsky and Angelo Kelly surprises in his first movie-role.

The screenplay was composed by Til Schweiger and Lo Malinke. 

The first part of the trilogy comes to German cinema on 20th September 2018, part 2 on 3rd October 2019 and part 3 is scheduled for 24th September 2020.

The production will take place until October 13th, 2017, in 35 shooting days at picturesque locations in Berlin and Brandenburg such as Ostprignitz-Ruppin and Märkisch-Oderland. The comedy is sponsored by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).

Abgeschnitten

 

START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR GERMAN BESTSELLER’S MOVIE ABGESCHNITTEN

Production for this psycho-thriller started in Berlin on 17th January. 

The movie gets its story from the same-titled novel written by german bestseller author Sebastian Fitzek in symbiosis with the head of Berlin Charité’s forensic medicine institute Michael Tsokos. The two make an incredible author’s duo and director Christian Alvart, who also wrote the novel adaption, has already shown to be the right professional when it comes to action movies („Tschiller:Off Duty“, „Banklady“ in the past and also knows how to deal with darker themes („Antikörper“, „Pandorum“).

 
 
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Moritz Bleibtreu, Fahri Yardim and Lars Eidinger, together with Enno Hesse and Jasna Fritzi Bauer, form a fantastic cast for the „Spiegel“ bestseller’s screen adaption. 

Production is run by Ziegler Film (Regina Ziegler and Barbara Thielen) alongside Syrreal Entertainment (Christian Alvart, Sigi Kamml). The project is co-produced by Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany.

ABGESCHNITTEN will be shot until the 10th of March on 36 Days in Berlin, Brandenburg and on Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein with a release in 2018 for german cinemas. The film gets funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg and the German Federal Film Fund.

Synopsis: The successfull Berlin forensic pathologist Paul Herzfeld discovers a note in a dead body’s head: His daughter has been kidnapped. A corpse found on Helgoland contains more hints for the worried father- unfortunatly though, a storm cut the island off from the mainland. Out of sheer desparation, he talks the young cartoonist Linda into performing an obduction on the body - instruced via phone. Linda, however, has never touched a corpse before.

Tschiller: Off duty

 

The “Tatort” comes to the big screen – with more action and more elaborate than ever
 

Til Schweiger plays in TSCHILLER: OFF DUTY chief inspector Nick Tschiller again who will have to face his most personal case which will put him on an odyssey through Europe. Director Christian Alvart opts for innovative situations and setups – he already staged the previous cases of the Hamburg investigator duo. Not only do they surprise with the plot but also through the filmic realization.

 
 
 

Fahri Yardim as Til Schweiger’s imperturbable colleague Yalcin Gümer already made for many humorous moments in the TV episodes. He will also play his important “Buddy”-party in the cinematic version. Furthermore Luna Schweiger will again play the important part of Nick’s daughter Lenny. Together they have to face new enemies. The top-class cast also includes Stefanie Stappenbeck, Alyona Konstaninova, Özgür Emre Yildirim, Eduard Flerov, Jewgeni Sidikhin as well as Russian superstar – actor and director – Fedor Bondarchuk. 


As of July 10th until September 15th the established team is shooting at actual locations in Istanbul, Moscow, Berlin/Brandenburg and Hamburg. The new case is beyond all dimensions.
The cinema “Tatort” will be a great, intoxicating and very personal cinematic adventure, which will captivate the viewer with strong emotions and humoristic breaks.