German indie powerhouse The Match Manufacturing facility will deal with world gross sales on two Berlin Movie Competition competitors titles: German director Fatih Akin’s serial-killer chiller “The Golden Glove” and Turkish director Emin Alper’s household drama “A Story of Three Sisters.”
Akin, a Hamburg native whose “Head-On” received the Golden Bear in 2004, is returning to the Berlinale with provocative “Glove,” which relies on a bestselling ebook. It chronicles the true story of Fritz Honka, a bodily and psychologically scarred serial killer who murdered 4 girls in Hamburg’s red-light district between 1970 and 1975. Akin has instructed Selection that the killer, performed by rising German actor Jonas Dassler (“Lomo: The Language of Many Others”), used to stay a few streets from the place he grew up.
Honka picked up his victims at a dive bar known as Zum Goldenen Handschuh (The Golden Glove in German), the place he was an everyday. The chiller’s solid additionally consists of Margarethe Tiesel (“Paradise: Love”) and Hark Bohm.
“A Story of Three Sisters” is the third characteristic by Turkish auteur Alper, who received Venice’s Jury Particular Prize in 2015 together with his politically charged drama “Frenzy,” set in a dystopian Istanbul.
His new movie unfolds in central Anatolia, the place three sisters who had been assigned as foster youngsters to prosperous households are made to return to their father’s home in his poor village. “Disadvantaged of their goals of a greater life, they attempt to maintain on to one another,” promotional supplies say.
“Three Sisters” is a co-production between Liman Movie (Turkey), NuLook Manufacturing (Turkey), Komplizen Movie (Germany), Circe Movies (Netherlands) and Horsefly Productions (Greece).
“The Golden Glove” is co-produced by Akin’s shingle, Bombero Worldwide, with Warner Bros. Germany and Pathé. Warner Bros. will launch the movie in Germany. The movie was scripted by Akin and lensed by his common cinematographer, Rainer Klausmann.
Akin received the Golden Globe for Finest Overseas-Language Movie final 12 months for his terrorist-attack movie “Within the Fade,” starring Diane Kruger, who received the perfect actress prize at Cannes for her efficiency. For his subsequent undertaking, Akin is about to direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s traditional sci-fi thriller “Firestarter” for Common.
The 69th Berlin Movie Competition runs Feb. 7-17.