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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2019

This summer sees director Dominik Graf travelling to locations in Berlin and Görlitz for the production of his new feature film, FABIAN, which has been adapted by Constantin Lieb from Erich Kästner's eponymous satirical novel from 1931. Set in the dying days of the Weimar Republic as the global economic crisis dominated at the end of 1920s, the film centers on the exploits of the 32-year-old advertising copywriter Dr. Jakob Fabian (played by Tom Schilling) in a Berlin teetering on a political, economic and moral abyss.

FABIAN marks the latest collaboration between Lupa Film and Graf after producer Felix von Boehm himself made a film portrait of the director and co-produced his 2015 documentary WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'THE END'? about the late film critic Michael Althen.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Director Dominik Graf
Screenplay Constantin Lieb, Dominik Graf
Cast Tom Schilling, Albrecht Schuch, Saskia Rosendahl, Meret Becker
Producer Felix von Boehm
Production Company Lupa Film, in co-production with ZDF
Festivals Busan International Film Festival 2021; Chicago International Film Festival 2021; Vancouver International Film Festival 2021
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM

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