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TIGER GIRL

Our critic said: “With its nervy, caffeinated camerawork; saturated palette of dayglo and neon, stylised violence and the good-girl-gone-bad trajectory, this feels like an adrenalised blend of Celine Sciamma’s Girlhood, Thelma And Louise and just a touch of Tank Girl.”

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Picture Tree International all set for the EFM

The German international sales agent has presented its line-up for the European Film Market

 

With Jakob Lass' (Love Steaks) highly anticipated feature Tiger Girl, Berlin-based world sales agent Picture Tree International (PTI) has a white-hot title that will enjoy a world premiere in the Panorama Special at the Berlinale. Tiger Girl follows in the wake of the young director's highly acclaimed feature debut filmed in accordance with the FOGMA style (emphasising improvised dialogue), the aforementioned Love Steaks, which won various awards, such as the Slamdance Trailer Competition Grand Prix and the prestigious Max Ophüls Prize.

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Berlinale: Picture Tree Picks Up Box Office Hit ‘Welcome to Germany’

Picture Tree Intl. has picked up world sales rights to German box-office hit “Welcome to Germany” (“Willkommen bei den Hartmanns”), which it will present to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market next week.

The comedy, Germany’s most successful local movie last year, deals with immigration. It was directed by Simon Verhoeven, whose credits include the popular German franchise “Men in the City” (“Männerherzen”), and the English-language stalker thriller “Friend Request,” which reached the top five in the U.K. box office last year, distributed by Warner Bros.


The cast of “Welcome to Germany” includes several well-known German-language actors, such as Elyas M’Barek, star of 2013’s top box-office hit in Germany “Fack Ju Goehte”; Florian David Fitz (“The Most Beautiful Day,” “Vincent Wants to Sea”); and Austrian actress Senta Berger, who played alongside Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and John Wayne in the 1960s.


The film is produced by Wiedemann & Berg, one of Germany’s most successful production companies, whose credits include Oscar-winning “The Lives of Others” (2005) and box-office hits such as “Men in the City” (2009), “Who Am I” (2014), “Friend Request” (2015) and “Joy of Fatherhood” (2013), which was released in Germany as “Vaterfreuden.”

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