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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2017

This year’s Berlinale Shooting Star Louis Hofmann (LAND OF MINE) has been cast in Sabrina Sarabi’s debut feature PRÉLUDE as a young piano student who enthusiastically rushes into the world of music and his first true love, but increasingly loses control over his life as he succumbs to growing pressures and self-doubt.

The portrait of an individualized generation by the graduate of Cologne’s Academy of Media Arts (KHM) features such up-and-coming talents as Liv Lisa Fries (one of the leads in the BABYLON BERLIN TV series), Johannes Nussbaum (RADEGUND) and Saskia Rosendahl (WORK WITHOUT AUTHOR) alongside Ursina Lardi (THE WHITE RIBBON) and Jenny Schily (SLEEPING SICKNESS). Hofmann, Fries and Rosendahl also featured in German Films’ FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaigns in 2016 and 2017.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Director Sabrina Sarabi
Screenplay Sabrina Sarabi
Cast Louis Hofmann, Liv Lisa Fries, Johannes Nussbaum, Ursina Lardi, Jenny Schily, Saskia Rosendahl
Producers Markus Kaatsch, Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann
Production Companies about:film, Weydemann Bros., in co-production with WDR, SWR
Shooting Dates June 2017
Festivals Torino 2019
With backing from Kuratorium junger deutscher Film

Markus Kaatsch