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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2017

Famous Bavarian actor-director Josef Bierbichler has been working at locations in Thuringia and Bavaria on the big screen adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich. Apart from occupying the director's chair, Bierbichler also plays the central role of the village innkeeper in his chronicle of a rural Bavarian community facing and adapting to the challenges of technological and social change over a period of 70 years from the First World War to the end of the last century. The cast includes Martina Gedeck, known to international audiences from THE LIVES OF OTHERS, MOSTLY MARTHA and ORIGINAL BLISS, as his wife Theres, and Bierbichler's son Simon Donatz playing the innkeeper as a young man.
Genre Drama, History, Literature
Category Feature
Director Josef Bierbichler
Screenplay Josef Bierbichler
Cinematography Tom Fährmann
Cast Martina Gedeck, Josef Bierbichler, Simon Donatz, Sophie Stockinger, Irm Hermann, Sarah Camp
Producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, ARTE
Shooting Dates Winter & Summer 2017
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
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