RAZOR FILM PRODUKTION
Co-CEO & Producer
Co-CEO & Producer
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RAZOR FILM was founded in 2002 by Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul and produces national and international feature films from arthouse to crossover, focusing on new talent and high quality. Up to now RAZOR’s productions won two Golden Globes, were nominated three times for an Academy Award and premiered and were awarded at major festivals worldwide. Razor Film’s production credits include the first Saudi Arabian feature WADJDA by Haifaa Al Mansour, WALTZ WITH BASHIR by Ari Folman, LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM by Shirin Neshat and most recently THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al Mansour and QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanič, which premiered both in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2019 and 2020. Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner received the Bernd Eichinger Award for Outstanding Achievements in Production at the German Film Awards 2014.
QUO VADIS, AIDA? 2020
Format: Feature Film
Director: Jasmila Žbanić
Screenplay: Jasmila Žbanić
Cast: Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrović, Raymond Thiry, Johan Heldenbergh, Boris Isaković, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Edita Malovčić
Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death? Which move should she take?
Venice International Film Festival 2020
Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Nominated for Foreign Language Film & Best Direction at the 74th British Academy Film Awards
Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the Brian Award
Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the SIGNIS Award
Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the Premio UNIMED
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Best Feature Film
El Gouna Film Festival – Winner Feature Narrative Competition
Festival de Cine de Sevilla – Winner Best Film
Arras Film Festival – Winner Golden Atlas for Best Film
El Gouna Film Festival – Winner Best Actress Jasna Đuričić
London Film Week – Best Feauture Film, Best Director and Best Acting Jasna Đuričić
Miami Film Festival – Knight Marimbas Award & Critics Award
Luxemburg City Film Festival – Grand Prix by Orange & Critics Award
Sofia International Film Festival – Best Balkan Film Award
Around the World in 14 Films – ARRI Media-Award
Romy Awards 2021 – Best Production + Prize of the Cinema Jury and nominated for Best Script Cinema, Best Director Cinema & Best Camera Cinema
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE 2019
Format: Feature Film
Director: Haifaa Al Mansour
Screenplay: Haifaa Al Mansour, Brad Niemann
Cast: Mila Alzahrani, Dhay, Khalid Abdulrhim, Shafi Al Harthy
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE tells the story of a young female Saudi doctor who challenges the patriarchal system by running as a candidate in the municipal council elections and setting up an unusual election campaign.
World premiere: International Film Festival Venice, Competition
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Contemporary World Cinema.
BFI London Film Festival, Competition.
Hof International Film Festival.
Athens Panorama of European Cinema
Arab Film Festival
WALTZ WITH BASHIR 2008
Format: Animated Feature Film
Director: Ari Folman
Screenplay: Ari Folman
One night at a bar an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there is a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. The first feature-length animated documentary film: a journey into the 80s, the youth culture and the darkness of Western Beirut during the war.
Oscar Nominee 2009 for Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Golden Globe 2009 Best Foreign Language Film
Winner César 2009 Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Animation Film and runner up Best Documentary, L.A. Critics, 2008
Winner Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film 2008 of the National Society of Film Critics, USA
Winner Critics’ Choice Award 2009 (BFCA) Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Israeli Film of the Israeli Film Critics Association 2008
Winner Best Film of the European Film Festival Palic 2008
Winner Audience Award of Warsaw IFF 2008
Winner Asian Pacific Screen Award Best Animation 2008
Winner Grand Prize of the Tokyo Filmexx Festival 2008
Winner British Independent Film Award (BIFA) Best Foreign Independent Film 2008
Winner Best Documentary Feature at IDA Awards (International Documentary Association) 2008
Winner Best Art Direction and Young Jury Prize as Best Feature Film at the Film Festival Gijón 2008
Winner Special Jury Prize of the Black Nights Festival in Tallinn 2008
Winner Film of the Year 2008 (Protestant Film Jury)
Nominated Film Not In The English Language and Animation of BAFTA Award 2009
Nominated Best Animation Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Composer at Annie Award
One of Top Five Foreign Films of National Board of Review in New York
Nominated for Golden Palm, Festival du Film Cannes Official Selection 2008