Schreiber transforms Diehl into Dr. Alemán
by Bénédicte Prot
23/04/2007 - August Diehl is getting ready to head to the Colombian city of Cali for Tom Schreiber’s Dr. Alemán, which begins its shoot in early May. The German actor will play a young doctor who gives up the comforts of his life in Germany for the poverty-stricken and crime-ridden slums of Cali.
The 2Pilots Filmproduction title is the second feature by Schreiber after Fools (2003), a surrealist portrait of a town celebrating carnival produced by Wim Wenders, among others. The screenplay of Dr. Alemán won scriptwriter Oliver Keidel the 2006 BKM Prize for Best German Screenplay.
Diehl can currently be seen in Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Berlinale title The Counterfeiters [trailer], in which the actor plays a disobedient Jewish prisoner, as well as in Michael Glawogger’s Austrian/Swiss comedy Slumming [trailer] (co-written by Barbara Albert), which opened on Thursday through Alpha Medienkontor and in which Diehl stars as an unscrupulous yuppie.
(Translated from French)