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Picture Tree Intl. Acquires Andre Erkau’s ‘God You’re Such a Prick’ – Variety

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Berlin-based gross sales firm Image Tree Intl. has picked up worldwide rights to UFA Fiction’s household drama “God You’re Such a Prick” (“Gott, du kannst ein Arsch sein!”), which options Til Schweiger and Heike Makatsch main a star-studded solid.

Impressed by the true story of Stefanie Pape and the e-book of the identical title written by her father Frank Pape, the movie follows a 16-year-old woman, performed by Sinje Irslinger, whose world is turned the wrong way up when she finds out she has terminal most cancers proper earlier than a college commencement journey to Paris. When Steffi’s dad and mom, portrayed by Schweiger and Makatsch, determine she ought to keep house as an alternative, she runs away with a younger bike daredevil, performed by Max Hubacher (“The Captain,” “Mario”), who guarantees to take her to Paris. Pushed by deep longing and a lust for all times, Steffi learns it’s simpler to let go of life once you’ve actually beloved it.

Chatting with Selection, director André Erkau describes “God You’re Such a Prick” as “a really hopeful movie that has to do with many issues — however above all with the nice, highly effective primary character: a 16-year-old woman who defies her lethal illness and desires to stay once more. It’s exactly this eager for life that’s the driving pressure of our story. Finally, it’s not a movie about dying, however a movie that tells with infectious vitality a narrative about desirous to stay — and it’s subsequently a declaration of affection for all times itself.”

Erkau provides: “The story dares to sort out massive common themes comparable to transience, ache and demise with lightness and verve with out ever shedding sight of the seriousness of the characters and their life conditions.”

The solid of “God You’re Such a Prick” contains a few of Germany’s most well-known stars, amongst them Jürgen Vogel (“The Group”), Benno Fürmann (“Babylon Berlin”), Jasmin Gerat (“The Group”), Dietmar Bär (“Tatort”) and Inka Friedrich (“Summer season in Berlin”).

An UFA Fiction manufacturing in cooperation with RTL, the movie was produced by Tommy Wosch, who co-wrote the script with Katja Kittendorf, and government produced by Philipp Steffens and Sylke Poensgen. “God You’re Such a Prick” shot final 12 months on location in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and France.

Image Tree Intl. is planning to carry a digital premiere of the movie to coincide with Cannes’ upcoming Marché du Movie on-line market.

Munich-based producer-distributor Leonine is tentatively planning to launch “God You’re Such a Prick” in Germany on Oct. 15, however that might change as a result of ongoing COVID-19 disaster.

Image Tree Intl.’s present lineup additionally contains Florian Ross’ “Takeover,” a teen comedy about doppelgängers from reverse social courses who swap identities; Leander Haussmann’s “A Stasi Comedy,” which follows a younger agent of East Germany’s notorious state safety service despatched to infiltrate the counterculture scene in East Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district; and “The Black Sq.,” a heist comedy about two artwork thieves who steal Kazimir Malevich’s well-known avant-garde portray however run into hassle once they attempt to bag a $60 million ransom.

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