Inglourious Basterds (main picture). A German masterpiece, beautifully and wisely made by an American director with outstanding acting, especially by Christoph Waltz (pictured), but also many others (August Diehl, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger). Nicely inspired by a true story.
Biggest news story
Good news came with new possibilities such as the two major film financing programmes in the German state of “Sexy-Anhalt” as Helen Mirren recently called Saxony Anhalt. We recently filmed The Last Station (pictured, right), (Black Death and Olivier Assayas’ Carlos The Jackal [in the state]. More than $72m (€ 50m) is on offer in Saxony-Anhalt. The bad news was the demise of so many distributors in the US.
Changes in store for 2010
Fewer, bigger, better films.