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Unorthodox director Maria Schrader readying I’m Your Man


- The romantic comedy, starring Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens, will focus on the relationship between a woman and a humanoid robot

Unorthodox director Maria Schrader readying I’m Your Man
Actors Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens and director Maria Schrader on the set of I'm Your Man

German actress-screenwriter-director Maria Schrader, whose 2020 Netflix miniseries Unorthodox earned her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series this year, is currently working on her next directorial effort, a television production.

The romantic comedy I’m Your Man, scripted by Schrader and Jan Schomburg, and based on a short story by Emma Braslavsky, will focus on Alma, a scientist working at the prestigious Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The need to fund her own research makes her determined to take part in an unusual study: she agrees to live with a robot with a humanoid appearance, who is programmed to be suitable for her character and needs.

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Maren Eggert, known for playing the lead in Angela Schanelec’s Marseille, will star as Alma, alongside British actor Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey [+see also:
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). The cast also includes Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw, Wolfgang Hübsch, Annika Meier, Falilou Seck and Jürgen Tarrach.

Filming on the upcoming television movie took place in Berlin and Denmark, and wrapped at the beginning of September in the latter country. Letterbox Filmproduktion (Lisa Blumberg) is producing the film for German television channel SWR.

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