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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2019

Jesse Eisenberg stars as the legendary mime Marcel Marceau in a story inspired by true events set during the Second World War. As France succumbs to the Nazi Occupation, Marcel and his family live in fear of the Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie, who is on a personal mission to crush the fledgling Resistance. With the war closing in, Marcel puts aside his dreams of the spotlight for a life in the shadows. With a talent for forgery and a quirky sense of humor, Marcel plays a vital role in many dangerous missions, transporting children through the Alps to the safety of Switzerland. From the brother he fought alongside to the children he saved, Marcel’s spirit and determination touched the lives of thousands.
Genre Drama, History
Category Feature
Director Jonathan Jakubowicz
Screenplay Jonathan Jakubowicz
Cast Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Matthias Schweighöfer, Clémence Poésy, Edgar Ramirez, Félix Moati, Bella Ramsey, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics
Producers Matthias Schweighöfer, Claudine Jakubowicz, Dan Maag, Thorsten Schumacher, Carlos Garcia de Paredes, Patrick Zorer, Stephanie Schettler-Köhler, Marco Beckmann, Jonathan Jakubowicz
Production Companies PANTALEON Films, Epicentral Studios, Rocket Science, Vertical Media, Neptune Features, in co-production with Resistance Films US, in association with Bliss Media
Shooting Dates June-November 2019
Festivals Cinequest 2020, Shanghai 2020
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Státni fond kinematografie

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Rocket Science
Thorsten Schumacher