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Shooting for the historical thriller The Theory of Everything starts in Austria

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- Jan Bülow and Olivia Ross star in the mystery thriller by German director Timm Kröger

Shooting for the historical thriller The Theory of Everything starts in Austria
Actors Jan Bülow and Olivia Ross on the set of The Theory of Everything

Mid-January saw the start of the shoot for a new feature film by German director Timm Kröger (The Council of Birds [+see also:
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]
), with a wrap planned for end of February. The Theory of Everything is a co-production between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The shooting is taking place in the Austrian ski resort of St. Jakob Defereggen in the Alps. This picturesque mountainous location serves as the location for the historical mystery thriller set in 1962. While Timm Kröger is directing the film, the script has been written by him together with Roderick Warich (The Trouble with Being Born [+see also:
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interview: Sandra Wollner
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).

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The film is shot in Cinemascope and in black and white. It tells the story of Johannes (Jan Bülow) and Karin (Olivia Ross). Johannes travels to a physics congress in Austria where he meets Karin, a pianist, who knows suspiciously much about him. A series of mysterious deaths occur and the two try to unveil the secret that lies under the mountain. Involved are an Iranian guest, a bizarre cloud formation in the sky and quantum-mechanics.

Among the international cast are various well-known actors as well as new talents. The male protagonist is played by German actor Jan Bülow (Lindenberg! Mach dein Ding [+see also:
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), while the main female character is played by French actress Olivia Ross (Non Fiction [+see also:
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interview: Olivier Assayas
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]
). In other roles will star Hanns Zischler (A Place Called Dignity [+see also:
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]
,  [+see also:
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interview: Dietrich Brüggemann
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]
), Gottfried Breitfuß (My Wonderful Wanda [+see also:
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interview: Bettina Oberli
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]
), Philippe Graber (One-Way to Moscow, Streaker [+see also:
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]
), David Bennent (Fog in August [+see also:
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]
), Ladina Carla von Frisching and Imogen Kogge (Russendisko [+see also:
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]
).

The Theory of Everything is a production of Ma.ja.de. Fiction (Germany) and The Barricades (Germany) in co-production with Panama Film (Austria) and Catpics AG (Switzerland). It is made possible in cooperation with ZDF/Arte, ORF and SRF and has received funding in Germany from BKM, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the German Federal Film Fund. In Austria, the project has received funding from the Austrian Film Institute, Filmstandort Austria (FISA), Filmfonds Vienna, the Province of Lower Austria and the Cine Tirol Filmcommission, and in Switzerland from the BAK and the Zurich Film Foundation. The film is expected to be released in cinemas in 2023.

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