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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2020

Shooting is underway at locations in NRW, Bavaria and South Tyrol until July 2020 for the eight-part high-end adventure series, WILD REPUBLIC, which is being directed by the Student Oscar®-winner Lennart Ruff and Markus Goller.

Described as a “Lord of the Flies set in the mountains”, the series centers on a group of young offenders taking part in a rehabilitation program trekking through the Alps as an alternative to being sent to prison. When one of the program's leaders is found murdered, the group is initially confronted with a dilemma since they have little faith in receiving fair treatment from the authorities and justice system – until they decide to press ahead up into the mountains. When they find seemingly abandoned caves, they establish their own independent wild republic.
Genre Action, Adventure, Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Category Series
Directors Markus Goller, Lennart Ruff
Screenplay Jan Martin Scharf, Arne Nolting, Klaus Wolfertstetter
Cinematography Jan-Marcello Kahl, Bernhard Jasper
Cast Emma Drogunova, Merlin Rose, Rouven Israel, Béla Gabor Lenz, Maria Dragus, Camille Dombrowsky, Aaron Altaras, Verena Alterberger, Ulrich Tukur
Producer Nils Dünker
Co-Producers Uwe Schott, Eric Bouley, Christopher Sassenrath
Production Company Lailaps Pictures, in co-production with X Filme Creative Pool, Handwritten Pictures
Shooting Dates February-July 2020
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, German Motion Picture Fund

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