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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2017

Director Sven Bohse has returned to the Berlin of the late 1950s for KU'DAMM 59, the sequel of the successful ZDF three-parter KU'DAMM 56, about the proprietor of the dance school “Galant”, Caterina Schöllack, and her three daughters, Monika, Eva and Helga. Annette Hess' script focuses once again on the image of women and follows Monika and her sisters as they search for their own new identity, with such issues as emancipation, family structures and the desire for female self-determination at the center of the action. The story of the Schöllack family is exemplary for many women at a time when a woman's life was often determined by her place next to her husband and defined by clear social expectations.
Genre Drama
Category Mini-Series
Director Sven Bohse
Screenplay Annette Hess
Cinematography Michael Schreitel
Cast Sonja Gerhardt, Claudia Michelsen, Maria Ehrich, Emilia Schüle, Trystan Pütter, Sabin Tambrea, August Wittgenstein, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen
Producers Benjamin Benedict, Nico Hofmann, Marc Lepetit
Production Company UFA Fiction
Shooting Dates June-September 2017

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