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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2012

Starring the incomparable Sir Michael Caine, MR MORGAN'S LAST LOVE is the bittersweet story of a lonely American widower in Paris who accidentally meets a free-spirited, attractive and impulsive French woman and so regains his courage to face life. They both spend a short but precious time together, which touches their hearts and changes their lives.

Two-times Oscar®-winner Sir Michael Caine is, whether he likes it or not, a cinematic legend, whose long and illustrious career has covered all genres and all budgets, from low to Hollywood mega.

French Shooting Star Clémence Poésy has since made her international breakthrough, with credits including 127 HOURS, IN BRUGES and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. Justin Kirk can proudly claim credits on WEEDS and LIFE HAPPENS, while the four-times Oscar®-nominated American actress Jane Alexander has THE RING, TERMINATOR: SALVATION and THE CIDERHOUSE RULES to her name.

But Mr. MORGAN'S LAST LOVE's role of honor does not stop there. French César-winner Anne Alvaro (THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, THE TASTE OF OTHERS) is also aboard, as is the Golden Globe-winning Gillian Anderson (THE X-FILES, JOHNNY ENGLISH: REBORN).

Director Sandra Nettlebeck, whose credits include the multi-award winning MOSTLY MARTHA (2001) and HELEN (starring Ashley Judd and Goran Visnijc, 2008), also wrote the screenplay, based on the novel La douceur assassine by Françoise Dorner.

Filming took place in Paris, on the coast of Brittany and in Belgium. Studio work was undertaken in Cologne with post-production work being done in Cologne and Berlin.

Genre Melodrama
Category Feature
Director Sandra Nettelbeck
Screenplay Sandra Nettelbeck
Cinematography Michael Bertl
Cast Sir Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk, Jane Alexander, Gillian Anderson, Anne Alvaro, Michèle Goddet
Producers Philipp Kreuzer, Astrid Kahmke, Ulrich Stiehm, Frank Kaminski
Co-Producers Helge Sasse, Génevieve Lemal, Sidney Kimmel
Production Companies Bavaria Pictures/Geiselgasteig, Kaminski.Stiehm.Film/Berlin, in co-production with Senator Film Produktion, Scope Pictures/Brussels, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment/Los Angeles, Elzevir Films/Paris
Shooting Dates October-December 2011
Festivals Shanghai 2013 (In Competition), Festival do Rio 2013, Sofia 2014
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, T.R.I.P., Belgian Tax Shelter Scheme
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

World Sales
Bavaria Media International