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Metropolis, the suburban version


Austrian scriptwriter-director Christian Frosch has been shooting in the Viennese suburb of Alt-Erlaa for over a week. His new film, Yoon, tells the story of a young woman prisoner in the autarkic neighbourhood where she lives and works.

The role of this sad heroine, crushed by the hostile architecture of a "new city", is played by Munich’s Brigitte Hobmeier (Identity Kills), a reputed theatre actress who stars alongside Martin Wuttke (Volker Schlöndorff’s The Legends of Rita, M. von Trotta’s Rosenstrasse [+see also:
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), Johanna Wokalek (2006 German Shooting Star, see interview), Xaver Hutter, Austria’s Erni Mangold and Gabriel Barylli.

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The film – a thriller, love story and parable of the 21st century – is being produced by Viennese outfit Amour Fou Filmproduktion in co-production with Germany’s Mediopolis GmbH, Luxembourg’s Minotaurus Film and Hungary’s Eurofilm Studio.

Filming on Yoon is to continue in other cities before wrapping on September 16. The film is slated for an autumn 2007 release.

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(Translated from French)

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