Screen’s online production listings features newly added films including Bauernfrühstück - Der Film, Männerherzen..Und Die Ganz, Ganz Große Liebe from Germany, as well as Benvenuti al Nord and Solo from Italy and Spain respectively.
A man who takes a wrong turn with his boss’s limousine and ends up in a village forgotten since the end of the Second World War is at the centre of Michael Söth’s comedy Bauernfrühstück - Der Film which shot in September and October in Germany.
Written and produced by the director, the film comprises a well-known German cast including Dirk Bach, Eva Habermann and Fabian Harloff. Funding came from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. Shooting will continue for a further seven days in November, with production due for completion in the same month.
Another film that is currently shooting in Germany is Simon Verhoeven’s sequel to Männerherzen, Männerherzen..Und Die Ganz, Ganz Große Liebe, which follows the lives and loves of his heroes in the big city. Max Wiedemann and Quiirin Berg are producing for their company Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion. Til Schweiger stars alongside Christian Ulmen, Nadja Uhl, Justus von Dohnanyi and Florian David Fitz. The comedy received financial aid from the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF). Shooting will wrap next month with a September 2011 release date through Warner Bros.
Another sequel that has been announced this week is Luca Miniero’s Benvenuti al Nord, the follow up to Benvenuti al Sud which was released earlier this month in Italy. It will centre on an Italian Southerner who is sent to the North of Italy where he has to overcome his prejudices. The second instalment will again be a joint production by Cattleya, Medusa and also Constantin Film, with Medusa distributing across Italy.
Antonio Banderas will direct Solo, a sci-fi thriller about a Spanish colonel who suffers from post-traumatic stress. Banderas will also co-produce the film with his production company Green Moon Productions, together with Vertice 360. Vertice will also sell internationally and distribute in Spain upon its estimated release in 2012. Eric Jensen writes the screenplay to this production, which Banderas estimates will have a budget of about €10M ($14M). The film will be shot entirely in English but no cast has been attached yet.