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!
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).