Picturehouse Entertainment and Altitude Film Distribution have acquired the UK distribution rights to Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin, which will screen In Competition at the Berlin Film Festival. The deal was negotiated between Altitude Film Entertainment’s Will Clarke and Picturehouse Entertainment’s Clare Binns by FilmWave’s Paul Trijbits and Christian Grass together with Alison Thompson from Cornerstone Films.
Two-time Academy® Award-winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks), three-time Golden Globe-nominee and Emmy Award winner Brendan Gleeson (Into The Storm, The Guard), and Golden Globe-nominee Daniel Brühl (Rush) star in Alone In Berlin, a powerfully moving, true-life drama-thriller set in Second World War Berlin, directed by acclaimed actor turned filmmaker Vincent Perez (La Reine Margot), based on the international bestseller Every Man Dies Alone / Alone In Berlin by revered German novelist Hans Fallada.
Alone In Berlin is produced by X Filme’s Academy® Award winning Stefan Arndt (Run Lola Run, Amour) and Uwe Schott (Cloud Atlas), Master Movies’ Marco Pacchioni (Bye Bye Blondie), three-time Academy Award-nominee James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain) and FilmWave’s Christian Grass and Paul Trijbits (Jane Eyre). Michael Scheel (Inglourious Basterds) is executive producer.
Will Clarke, founder of Altitude Film Entertainment says, “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment by bringing Alone in Berlin to UK screens. It’s a fascinating story which has been brilliantly and carefully realised by Vincent Pérez with powerhouse performances from Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Brühl.”
Clare Binns, Director of Programming & Acquisition at Picturehouse said, “I am delighted that Picturehouse are once more working with Will Clarke and the team at Altitude on Alone in Berlin. I loved the book and I am thrilled that the screen adaptation has been so movingly and cinematically assembled. We can’t wait to bring this extraordinary story to audiences on the big screen.”
FilmWave’s Paul Trijbits and Christian Grass also commented, “We very much look forward to working with the joint venture of Altitude Film Entertainment and Picturehouse Entertainment in bringing Alone in Berlin to UK audiences. This powerful adaption couldn’t be in better hands with the passion Will Clarke and Claire Binns have wholeheartedly demonstrated for the film.”
Keep your eyes peeled for more information on Alone in Berlin throughout the year.