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CANNES 2017 Market / Germany

Picture Tree International presents its line-up for Cannes

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- The films on the company’s slate include a family drama and movies revolving around a heist and a confession

Picture Tree International presents its line-up for Cannes
Four Against the Bank by Wolfgang Petersen

With the German box-office hit Four Against the Bank [+see also:
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by Academy Award-nominated Hollywood director Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, The NeverEnding Story, Outbreak), Berlin-based sales agent Picture Tree International (PTI) is all set to present a star-studded action-comedy at the Cannes Film Market.

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The cast includes Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds [+see also:
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), Matthias Schweighöfer (The Most Beautiful Day [+see also:
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), Jan Josef Liefers (Knocking on Heaven’s Door), Michael Herbig (Manitou’s Shoes), Alexandra Maria Lara (Downfall [+see also:
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interview: Bernd Eichinger
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) and Anje Traute (Woman in Gold [+see also:
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). Released by Warner Bros, the crime-comedy has taken 1.2 million theatrical admissions in Germany. Building on this success, the high-profile gangster-comedy Hot Dog (working title), also starring Til Schweiger and Matthias Schweighöfer, will follow in the autumn.

In addition, the world sales agent is presenting a prequel based on a novel by Austrian writer Marlen Haushofer. After the success of the arthouse title The Wall [+see also:
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, which premiered at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival, the family drama Killing Stella [+see also:
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reunites director Julian Pölsler with German actress Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others [+see also:
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interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
interview: Ulrich Muehe
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, Original Bliss
 [+see also:
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). Further cast members include Matthias Brandt (Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe [+see also:
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) and Mala Emde. The film is in the final stages of post-production and is slated for a theatrical release in autumn 2017.

Other new PTI Cannes titles include The Confession [+see also:
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by Academy Award nominee Zaza Urushadze (Tangerines [+see also:
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) as well as the French road-trip movie Links of Life by Marie-Hélène Roux, which stars Marie Bunel (The Chorus [+see also:
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).

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