The Match Factory will handle international sales on two new feature film projects by Wüste Film - Bettina Oberli's The Murder Farm (Tannöd) and Sven Taddicken's Zwölf Meter Ohne Kopf - which both began principal photography this week.
Late Bloomers director Oberli's dark crime story is starring Julia Jentsch, Monica Bleibtreu and Volker Bruch and is based on Andrea Maria Schenkel's bestseller novel of the same name about the gruesome murder of a whole family in a rural community.
The $5.3m (Euros 3.8m) drama is being produced by Wüste Film West with Constantin Film Produktion and Zurich-based Hugo Film in the Sauerland and Eifel regions of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Constantin Film will release theatrically in Germany.
Sven Taddicken's tragi-comic buddy movie about 15th-century North Sea pirates, Zwölf Meter Ohne Kopf, will star Ronald Zehrfeld as Klaus Störtebeker and Matthias Schweighöfer as his friend and sidekick Goedeke Michels, with other roles taken by Devid Striesow and Hinnerk Schönemann and a cameo appearance by actor-director Detlev Buck.
The German outpost of Warner Bros. will serve as theatrical distributor and co-producer on this $8.1m (Euros 5.8m) Wüste Film production which will also have Magnolia Film (The Counterfeiters) onboard as a co-production partner.
second feature Emma's Bliss (Emmas Glück), which was a co-production between Wüste Film and sister company Wüste Film West, as well as Ole Christian Madsen's Flame & Citron which was co-produced by Wüste Film.