Toni Erdmann is a 2016 German-Austrian comedy-drama film directed, written and co-produced by Maren Ade. It stars Sandra Hüller; the film, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, was named the best film of 2016 by Sight & Sound and other respected cinema magazines. It won five awards at the 29th European Film Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Actor, Best Actress, it won the European Parliament LUX Prize. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but lost to Iran's The Salesman. Winfried Conradi is a divorced music teacher from Aachen with a passion for bizarre pranks involving several fake personas. Following the death of his beloved dog, he decides to reconnect with his daughter, pursuing a career in business consulting. Ines is working in Romania, on an outsourcing project in the oil industry. Consumed by her work, she seems to have little time for her family. Winfried spontaneously waits for Ines in the lobby of an office complex.
After several hours, she appears, accompanied by several of her client's board members and on the way to a meeting. Winfried puts on sunglasses and fake teeth as a playful disguise, approaches the group from the side while hiding behind a newspaper. Ines ignores him, but meets with him after work and invites him to a business reception at the US Embassy. In the evening and Ines attend the reception, where they meet Henneberg, a German oil company CEO with whom Ines wishes to secure a consulting contract. Ines tries to gain Henneberg's attention. Winfried tells Henneberg. To Ines's surprise, Henneberg invites Winfried and Ines for drinks, along with his entourage. At the bar, Henneberg makes fun of Winfried. After several days and Winfried are struggling to get along. Stressed out from work, Ines oversleeps, missing a planned rendezvous with clients, blames her father for not waking her up. Feeling alienated and unwanted, he leaves in a taxi for the airport. Ines continues with her work as normal, several days arranges to meet two female friends at a bar.
While Ines and her friends are chatting, a man approaches and introduces himself as "Toni Erdmann". The man is Winfried in a wig and false teeth, but Ines does not let on, her two friends politely engage "Erdmann" in conversation. Ines is frustrated and unfulfilled in her work and personal life, but continues to encounter "Erdmann" sporadically at parties or outside her office. At first Ines is angry with her father, accuses him of trying to "ruin" her, but as time goes on she comes to see the value of her father's interventions in her life, plays along with the ruse. "Erdmann" accompanies her on a night out with her work friends, even accompanies her to a business meeting. In turn, "Erdmann" takes Ines to a Romanian family's Easter party, where he forces her into a reluctant performance of Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All". After singing, Ines promptly rushes off. Back at her flat, Ines is preparing to host a business team-building brunch to celebrate her birthday, she struggles to zip up her tight dress, realizes her shoes don't match, attempts to change clothes.
The doorbell rings. Instead of redressing, or changing her outfit, she opens the door wearing only her underpants; the first guest is her friend Steph. Ines refuses, when the next guest arrives she spontaneously removes her underpants and answers the door naked, telling her guests that her birthday brunch is a "naked party"; each of them reacts differently, with some leaving in disgust while others self-consciously strip. As the party becomes awkward, Winfried arrives dressed in a full-body Bulgarian kukeri costume; the costume first scares amuses, the partygoers, Winfried soon leaves. Ines follows him. Outside in a public park, they Winfried still in costume. Months Ines returns to Germany for her grandmother's funeral, she will shortly begin a new one in Singapore. While talking with Winfried in the garden, Ines grabs the fake teeth from his shirt pocket and puts them on. Winfred says he goes to get his camera, leaving Ines alone in the garden. Peter Simonischek as Winfried Conradi / Toni Erdmann Sandra Hüller as Ines Conradi Ingrid Bisu as Anca Lucy Russell as Steph Michael Wittenborn as Henneberg Thomas Loibl as Gerald Trystan Pütter as Tim Hadewych Minis as Tatjana Vlad Ivanov as Iliescu Victoria Cocias as Flavia Ingrid Burkhard as Grandma Annegret The character of Winfried was loosely based on Ade's own father, who wore a pair of fake teeth she gave him as a gag gift to play practical jokes.
She was influenced by the comedian Andy Kaufman's alter ego Tony Clifton. Ade set the film in Bucharest in part because many German companies had begun to do business there at the end of the Communist era, with many foreign consultants sent to "change the system" and help businesses turn a profit. "And I like the new wave of Romanian films right now, too. So it’d be fun to work there." Toni Erdmann had its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film was accepted into the festival's less prestigious Un Certain Regard section, but the night before the April press conference Ade and her producer were informed that it had been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or. Shortly thereafter, Sony Pictures Classics and Thunderbird Relea
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Love and Fear is a 1988 drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta. It was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. Fanny Ardant as Velia Greta Scacchi as Maria Valeria Golino as Sandra Parini Peter Simonischek as Massimo Sergio Castellitto as Roberto Agnès Soral as Sabrina Jan Biczycki as Cecchini Paolo Hendel as Federico Ralph Schicha as Nicole Gila von Weitershausen as Erika Giampiero Bianchi as Giacomo Giovanni Colombo as Marco Guido Alberti as Baretti Beniamino Placido as Savagnoni Sonia Gessner as Nun Véronique Barrault as Zaira Love and Fear on IMDb Love and Fear at AllMovie Love and Fear at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
Sasson Gabai is an Israeli actor. Winner of an Ophir Award, Asia Pacific Screen Award, European Film Awards and Jerusalem Film Festival in 2007 as Best Actor in a acclaimed Israeli film The Band's Visit. Gabai was born in Baghdad in 1947 to an Iraqi Jewish family. During his childhood he immigrated together with his family to Israel. After serving his mandatory military service in the Israeli Defense Forces he studied theater and psychology at the Tel Aviv University. After graduating he began playing in the Khan Theater in Michael Alfreds group. Afterwards he played in several stage productions at the Hacameri Theater, the Be'er Sheva Theater and the Beit Lessin Theater, in which he is one of the permanent staff. Among the many plays he participated in were Servant of Two Masters, Catch-22, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Rain Man. Gabai played in the 1989 children's musical Peter Pan as Captain Hook. Through the years Gabai played in various Israeli and international films: Sipurei Tel-Aviv,Time for Cherries, for which he won an Ophir award, Rambo III, the Escape from Saudi Arabia, Made in Israel, Aviva, My Love and many others.
Through the years Gabai played in the various productions in the Israeli television. Among others he played in series The Haim Neighborhood, Late Night Stories, in the drama series The Kastner Trial in which he played Rudolf Kastner, he was a host in the comedy series Zehu Ze!, played a cameo role in the popular comedy series Krovim Krovim, in addition to many other productions. Gabai is married and has five children. In 2007 Gabai starred in the critically acclaimed film The Band's Visit, a role for which he won an Ophir Award and a European Film Award. In 2008 he played the role of Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr in the American TV mini-series House of Saddam. In 2009 Gabai began to play the lead role in the TV series Polishuk, a role for which he won an Israeli Television Academy Award in the category of best actor in a comedy series. In 2011 he played the lead role in a film Restoration, a role for which he was nominated for an Ophir Award, he won the IFFI Best Actor Award at the 42nd International Film Festival of India.
Gabai played one of the leading roles in the acclaimed Israeli TV series Shtisel, which to date, has run for two seasons. Gabai played the role of the paternal uncle of the main protagonist, Akiva Shtisel. Nuchem is the brother of Shulem Shtisel and father of Libbi Shtisel, Akiva's first cousin, love interest. Nuchem is an Antwerp-based travel agent who shows up at Shulem's apartment with his daughter Libby, at the beginning of Season 2. One of Nuchem's first lines in the show is when he explains why he is late, blaming the immigration/custom officials at Ben Gurion airport, calling them Reshaim Arrurim. Reshaim Arrurim is a line Nuchem reprises to great comedic effect, at the slightest perceived slight, throughout the season, it was announced on February 28, 2018 that Gabai would reprise his role as Tewfiq in the Broadway adaptation of The Band's Visit in the summer of 2018. The lead producer of The Band's Visit, Orin Wolf, confirmed the news in a press conference on June 10, following the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.
The news was confirmed by Broadway.com. Sasson Gabai on IMDb
Daniel César Martín Brühl González is a German-Spanish actor. He began his work at a young age in a German soap opera called Verbotene Liebe in 1995. In 2003, his starring role in the German film Good Bye, Lenin! received wider recognition and critical acclaim which garnered him the European Film Award for Best Actor and the German Film Award for Best Actor. Brühl has worked in both American productions in several different languages, he was introduced to mainstream U. S. audiences with his breakout role of Fredrick Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, appeared in such films as The Bourne Ultimatum, The Fifth Estate and A Most Wanted Man. Brühl received widespread critical acclaim and further recognition for his portrayal of former Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda in the Ron Howard biographical film Rush. In 2016, Brühl made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, portraying Helmut Zemo. Brühl was born in Spain, his father was TV director Hanno Brühl, born in São Paulo, Brazil, of German origin.
His Spanish mother was a Catalan teacher. He has a brother and a sister and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, where he grew up and attended the Dreikönigsgymnasium. A fluent English-speaker, he grew up speaking Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese. Brühl began acting at a young age, with a debut role in 1995 as street kid Benji in the soap opera Verbotene Liebe, his international breakthrough role came in 2003 as Alex Kerner in the German Golden Globe-nominated tragicomedy Good Bye, Lenin!, which reached an estimated six million cinema-goers worldwide. In 2003, Brühl won the European Film Academy award trophies for Best Actor for the role. Brühl made his English-speaking film debut in 2004's Ladies in Lavender, starring alongside English actresses Judi Dench and Maggie Smith; the same year, he won the People's Choice trophy for Best Actor for the film Love in Thoughts while at the same time, he was nominated for Best Actor for The Edukators. Brühl featured as Lieutenant Horstmayer, a central character in the 2005 film Joyeux Noël, a trilingual World War I film based on the experiences of French and Scottish soldiers during the Christmas truce of 1914.
The film shows Brühl's linguistic ability as he ably communicates in German and English throughout. In 2006, he was invited to be part of the short film and Cinéfondation juries of the Cannes Film Festival. Brühl made a cameo appearance in 2 Days in Paris, a romantic comedy film directed by French actress Julie Delpy. In September 2006, his Cannes-nominated film Salvador premiered in Spain. In the film, he played a Spanish anarchist executed during the Franco era. In 2007, he appeared in a small role in the film The Bourne Ultimatum, he was in Krabat, based on a popular German children's story, which premiered in German cinemas in October 2008. He was introduced to mainstream U. S. audiences in the role of Frederik Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, which premiered at Cannes 2009. He and his co-stars won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2009, he starred in Julie Delpy's third directorial film, The Countess.
In May 2009, Brühl decided to become active in a different field of filmmaking by launching production company Fouronfilm together with Film1. Brühl starred in the 2010 British-Russian production In Transit, in which he played a young Nazi soldier opposite John Malkovich, he co-starred with Clive Owen in the 2011 horror thriller Intruders, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. In 2013, he co-starred in a film based on the founding of WikiLeaks. Brühl played Daniel Domscheit-Berg, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange. In the same year, Brühl portrayed former Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda in the Ron Howard biographical film Rush; the film was a commercial and critical success, for his role he received multiple award nominations, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Critic's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2015, he starred in a thriller by Academy Award winner Florian Gallenberger.
The film was shot October to December 2014 in South America and Luxembourg. His co-stars were Emma Watson and Michael Nyqvist, the film was produced by Academy Award nominee Benjamin Herrmann. Brühl played Helmut Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, released in 2016. In Niki Caro's World War II film The Zookeeper's Wife, he played Nazi zoologist Lutz Heck, who forces Jan and Antonina Żabiński to abandon the Warsaw Zoo; the film is based on Diane Ackerman's non-fiction book. Since 2011, Brühl has been the joint operator of a tapas bar in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. From February to October 2017, he was joint operator of a similar bar in Prenzlauer Berg, named Bar Gracia after Barcelona's nightlife district Gràcia, but the bar closed in October 2017 because of little economic success. In 2006, Brühl separated from his longtime girlfriend and fiancée, actress Jessica Schwarz, whom he had met on the set of the 2001 film No Regrets. Since 2010, he has been in a relationship with practicing psychologist and former model Felicitas Rombold.
They have a son together, Anton Hanno, married sometime between and early 2018. Daniel Brühl on IMDb Daniel Brühl Fan Site
Kursk is a 2018 English-language French-Belgian drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg based on Robert Moore's book A Time to Die, about the true story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster. It stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer and Michael Nyqvist. Based on the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster, in which 118 Russian sailors died. Kursk sank during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea after explosions within the submarine. Twenty-three sailors survived the crash and waited for help to arrive while their oxygen ran out minute-by-minute; the Russian government refused help from foreign governments for five days before agreeing to aid from the British and Norwegian governments. Matthias Schoenaerts as Russian Navy captain-lieutenant Mikhail Averin Léa Seydoux as Tanya, Mikhail Averin's wife Artemiy Spiridonov as Misha, Mikhail Averin's son Colin Firth as David Russell Martin Brambach as Captain Shirokov Guido De Craene as Calpin Geoffrey Newland as Tony Scott Danny Van Meenen as Paal Dinessen Kristof Coenen as Sasha August Diehl as Anton Markov Peter Simonischek Max von Sydow Michael Nyqvist as Nesterov Bjarne Henriksen Matthias Schweighöfer Lars Brygmann On 17 August 2015, it was announced that EuropaCorp was developing a film based on the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster, that Martin Zandvliet had been hired to direct the film from a script by Robert Rodat, based on Robert Moore's 2002 book A Time to Die.
"Kursk" would have been Zandvliet's first English-language film. On 21 January 2016, it was reported that Zandvliet was no longer attached and that EuropaCorp had hired Thomas Vinterberg to direct the film. On 2 March 2016, Matthias Schoenaerts was announced in the cast, reteaming with Vinterberg after Far from the Madding Crowd. Colin Firth joined the cast on 26 May 2016. Léa Seydoux joined the cast on 7 February 2017, in the role of Tanya, the wife of Mikhail Kalekov, a Russian Navy captain-lieutenant played by Matthias Schoenaerts. Rachel McAdams was once in talks for the role of Tanya. Deadline Hollywood reported that Firth will play David Russell, a British naval commander who goes against Russia's warnings so he can try to save the men on the Kursk. On 15 March 2017, it was reported that Vladimir Putin's character has been cut from the film before an actor was cast for the role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, EuropaCorp's president, Luc Besson, wanted to shift the story's focus to the rescue mission rather than the politics behind the disaster.
One theory noted by The Hollywood Reporter is that nobody at EuropaCorp wanted to be hacked, like happened to the film The Interview, that angered Kim Jong-un and is believed to have sparked the Sony hack in 2014. Putin was eight months into the job as Russian president when the tragedy occurred in 2000, he was supposed to appear as a supporting character in the film in at least five scenes, was sympathetically portrayed in the original Kursk script, which highlighted why he took the tragedy personally. On 8 May 2017, Max von Sydow and Michael Nyqvist were announced in the cast; however Nyqvist died on 27 June. Alexandre Desplat composed the movie score; the crew includes Catherine Marchand as the costume designer, Anthony Dod Mantle as the director of photography, Thierry Flamand as the production designer and Valdis Oskardottir as the film's editor. Subject matter experts such as journalist Robert Moore, author of the novel upon which the film is based, along with David Russell, submarine expert Ramsey Martin acted as advisors for the film.
The project was produced by France's EuropaCorp with Belgium's Belga Productions and Luxembourg's VIA EST. The film was scheduled to start shooting in September 2016, but it had to be postponed due to Russia's defense ministry not issuing a permit for the shoot in the country, which would run for about a month. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russia's defense ministry promised cooperation with the crew, wanting to provide realism expertise to the movie, but it grew concerned about granting access to classified information and locations. On 7 February 2017, ScreenDaily.com reported. Filming started at the Naval base of Toulon, France on 26 April 2017; some scenes were filmed with Colin Firth at the commercial port of Brest, France between the 2 May and the 6th May 2017, including scenes aboard the rescue ship Atlantic Tonjer, serving as the Seaway Eagle. On 8 May 2017, it was reported that besides France, shooting will take place in locations throughout Europe, including Belgium and Norway.
On 12 July 2017 the crew was in Jette and scenes were filmed in "Salle Excelsior". EuropaCorp has international rights to the film, which will be released through EuropaCorp's U. S film distribution joint venture RED. STX Films will distribute it in the United States; the film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. No UK release date has been announced. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 71% based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 53 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews ". List of Submarine films Kursk on IMDb