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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2019

Leading German actor Moritz Bleibtreu (RUN LOLA RUN and THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX) made his directorial debut this spring with the psychological thriller CORTEX produced by his own company Paloma Entertainment together with Warner Bros. Germany and Berlin-based Port au Prince Film & Kulturproduktion.

Based on Bleibtreu's own screenplay, the film also sees him appearing in front of the camera as a 50-year-old man haunted by uncontrolled phases of sleep and unable to recognize the difference between dreaming and reality. His wife's affair with a small-time criminal marks the beginning of a disturbing chain of events, drastically changing the two men’s lives and resulting in a never-ending nightmare between reality and dream.
Genre Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Director Moritz Bleibtreu
Screenplay Moritz Bleibtreu
Cast Moritz Bleibtreu, Jannis Niewöhner, Nadja Uhl, Nicholas Ofczarek, Anna Bederke, Marc Hosemann
Producers Emek Kavukcuoglu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Jan Krüger
Production Company Paloma Entertainment, in co-production with Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Warner Bros. Pictures
Original Version
Shooting Dates February-April 2019
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund

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