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ZIEGLER FILM

germany

Company Profile

Prokino is one of the leading independent distribution companies in Germany. 

 

We are looking for promising projects by new talents as well as auteur films that cross over to wider audiences.

Titles like ‘‘AMÉLIE’’ (Jean-Pierre Jeunet), ‘‘GOMORRA’’( Matteo Garrone),‘‘WELCOME TO THE STICKS’’ (Dany Boon), ‘‘SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’’ (Danny Boyle), “SHAME” (Steve McQueen),  and, most recently, ‘‘MR. TURNER’’ (Mike Leigh), ‘‘WILD TALES’’ (Damian Szifron) and ‘‘AMY’’ (Asif Kapadia) speak about our choice of directors and the diversity of our line-up.

 

Our production department has a long tradition in German as well as European feature films.

In terms of national productions we are prepared to invest in promising projects by new talents such as our current co-production ‘‘10 BILLION – WHAT`S ON YOUR PLATE?’’ (second feature documentary by journalist-turned-director Valentin Thurn) if we believe that they will be well received internationally.

Prokino also appears as a financial partner, such as we recently co-financed the Swedish Movie ‘‘HEAVEN ON EARTH’’ (Kay Pollak).

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Company Highlights

 

WEISSENSEE  2009-15

Genre:             TV Series

Director:          Friedemann Fromm

Screenplay:     Annette Hess

Cast:               Florian Lukas, Uwe Kockisch, Ruth Reinecke, Jörg Hartmann, Hannah Herzsprung

 

Romeo and Juliet, along with the story of Cain and Abel, provide the background motifs for this dramatic family series, which depicts two very different families in East Berlin during the 1980s and in the days before the Berlin Wall came down, when the country was still divided.

 

THE MAN WITH THE BASSOON  2011

Genre:             TV Mini-Series

Director:          Miguel Alexandre

Screenplay:     Harald Göckeritz, Miguel Alexandre

Cast:               Christian Berkel, David Rott, Ulrich Noethen, Valerie Niehaus, Melika Foroutan

 

The encounter with a street musician in 19th century Germany leads young Heinrich Bockelmann, grandfather of the country’s greatest contemporary entertainer, Udo Jürgens, to Moscow. Heinrich becomes an influential banker in Russia, but World War I abruptly ends his career. His son Rudi and his family settle in Austria where they experience the Nazis´ terror at first hand. Rudi’s sensitive son Udo would rather play the piano than to excel in the Hitler Youth. Music helps him to deal with the events of the war and, despite all the resistance he encounters, to set out to an unparalleled career.

 

MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE  2016

Genre:             Comedy

Director:           Marc Rothemund

Screenplay:    Ruth Toma, Oliver Ziegenbalg

Cast:               Kostja Ullmann, Anna Maria Mühe, Jacob Matschenz

 

This true, gripping and emotional story of a blind man who pretended for over 15 years that he was able to see shows how he overcomes his fate and all obstacles to lead a successful and self-reliant life. This feature film is based on the autobiography of Saliya Kahawatte, theatrical script by Oliver Ziegenbalg and Ruth Toma. In post-production - Upcoming release