Munich-based Global Screen has picked up international sales rights to Constantin Film’s box-office hit This Crazy Heart (Dieses Bescheuerte Herz), which has been seen by more than 1.4 million German cinema-goers since its release on December 21.
Based on the bestseller written by Lars Amend together with Daniel Meyer, who suffers from heart disease, Marc Rothemund’s film follows 30-something rich kid Lenny (played by top German box-office draw Elyas M’Barek) who is given the responsibility of caring for 15-year-old heart patient David (newcomer Philip Noah Schwarz in his big screen acting debut) and breaks all the rules to fulfil his young friend’s every wish.
Produced by Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben, this film is the first title from Germany’s leading producer-distributor to be handled by Global Screen and will have its market premiere at the Berlinale’s EFM next month.
Based on its admission figures, This Crazy Heart has consistently held onto the second spot at the German box office since its release with only Star Wars: The Last Jedi selling more tickets each week.
M’Barek previous Constantin Film release – Suck Me Shakespeer 3 – sold the most tickets in German cinemas during 2017, with more than 5.9 million admissions, ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s 4.39m.