Men in the City is back, alongside other new releases
by Bénédicte Prot
15/09/2011 - After the success of Men in the City [trailer] in 2009 (which drew over 2m German viewers), actor-director Simon Verhoeven, son of Senta Bergeret and Michael Verhoeven, focuses his camera once again on his five male Berliners and their soul-searching about life, women, and what is expected of them on both sides. Männerherzen …Und Die Ganz, Ganz Große Liebe (aka “Men in the City 2”, pictured), produced by Wiedemann & Berg and distributed by Warner like the first instalment, reunites actors Til Schweiger, Florian David Fitz, Nadja Uhl, Christian Ulmen and Maxim Mehmet.
This exciting new release isn’t alone. This week, Senator will try to win over audiences with Swedish director Daniel Espinosa’s thriller Easy Money [trailer], based on the best-selling book by fellow Swede Jens Lapidus. This title, co-produced by Hamburg-based company Intervista Digital Media and winner of three Guldbagge Swedish film awards, looks at how three destinies intertwine in the Stockholm underworld.
Besides Ulrike Ottinger’s Japanese-themed documentaryUnder Snow, RealFiction is launching a title shown in the latest Berlinale Panorama: Jan Schomburg’s Above Us Only Sky [trailer], a story of love, blindness and mourning, starring Sandra Hüller and Georg Friedrich and produced by Pandora (see review).
The fifth German production in the line-up is Gereon Wetzel’s mouth-watering documentary El Bulli – Cooking in Progress [trailer], produced by Munich-based if... Productions. The film closely follows famous Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, who is known for his culinary experiments related to so-called molecular cuisine (distributed by Alamode).
Finally, French cinema is well-represented this week on German screens with Cédric Klapisch’s comedy My Piece of the Pie [trailer] (distributed by StudioCanal); and Olivier Megaton’s action film Colombiana [trailer] (distributed by Universum – Walt Disney).
(Translated from French)