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Company Profile


Rohfilm Productions GmbH is an independent production company from Germany with offices in Leipzig and Berlin. Former Rohfilm GmbH was founded in 2005 by Benny Drechsel and Karsten Stöter who produced and co-produced a variety of outstanding arthouse movies. Rohfilm Productions GmbH, runned by Benny Drechsel, develops and finances feature films and documentaries for the international crossover arthouse sector. Our focus is on mining stories with strong cinematic conviction as well as finding and fostering filmmakers with distinctive talent.

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Benny Drechsel

Company Highlights



Genre:             Drama
Director:         Adina Pintilie
Screenplay:     Adina Pintilie
Cast:                Laura Benson, Thomas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Hanna Hofmann, Dirk Lange, Irmena Chichikova

"Tell me how you loved me, so I can understand how I love, how to love".
TOUCH ME NOT is a film-research about intimacy, which questions our preconceived ideas about it. A film on how human beings can touch each other in the most unexpected ways.
Exploring, beyond taboos, the essential role intimacy plays in human development, TOUCH ME NOT aims to open new perspectives, to create a space of self-reflection, challenging the viewers to reevaluate their own ideas about intimacy.


Golden Bear Berlinale 2018 




Genre:             Drama / History

Director:          Raoul Peck

Screenplay:     Raoul Peck, Pascal Bonitzer

Cast:                 August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Hannah Steele


1844: In Germany, the votes of the (massive) oppressed intellectual opposition are growing louder. In France, the workers of the Faubourg St. Antoine once again are set in motion, they are the core of all revolutions. Even in England the people are passing on the street. But this is no longer just a question of overthrowing the king. In Manchester, the industrial revolution has its beginning. With 26 years, Karl Marx is with his wife Jenny already in exile in Paris. There he meets in 1844 the young Friedrich Engels, the son of a factory owner, dealing with the new phenomenon of impoverishment of the English proletariat.
The Dandy Engels represents the last piece of the puzzle Karl Marx is still missing to create his new view of the world. Despite censorship and police raids, riots and political takeovers, they succeed in making a decisive contribution to the birth of communism. Without exaggeration, the most complex theoretical and political change in history since the Renaissance. Completely unexpectedly effected by two sons of well-off families brilliant, arrogant and funny. 


Berlinale 2017

Produced by Johannes Rexin at HEIMATFILM
Genre:            Drama
Director:        Ritesh Batra
Screenplay:    Ritesh Batra
Cast:               Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur


A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai’s Dabbawahllahs) connects a young housewife to an old man in the dusk of his life, they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overhelm their reality.

Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2013

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