Along with the gala presentation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s highly-anticipated Micmacs, TF1 International will have two new films in its line-up at the Toronto Film Festival.
Oskar Roehler’s Jew Suss: Rise And Fall tells the story of the rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who is forced to play the role of Joseph Suss Oppenheimer in an anti-Semitic Nazi-era film by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
The film, which is set in Berlin in 1940, follows Marian as he tries to turn down the Nazi Film Department’s offer of a role in an adaptation of the novel Jew Suess. Married to a beautiful Jewish woman, his attempts to give the film’s Jewish protagonist a human touch makes it the most successful piece of propaganda ever made.
The film is a produced by Franz Novotny’s Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion, Markus Zimmer and Calsart Film und Fernsehproduktion. Screenplay is by Klaus Richter in collaboration with Oskar Roehler and Franz Novotny. Jew Suss stars Tobias Moretti, Martina Gedeck and Moritz Bleibtreu.
Meanwhile, TF1 has also added comedy My Father’s Guests to its line-up. Directed by Anne Le Ny whose credits include Those Who Remain, it tells the story of a retired doctor who marries a young and flashy Eastern European woman to save her from deportation. When he falls in love with her, it leads to chaos among his family. It stars Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Michel Aumont and Veronika Novak.
Le Ny wrote the screenplay with Luc Beraud. Bruno Levy of Move Movie produced the film which will be released by TFM Distribution.