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Karsten Kastelan

Mein Kampf — Film Review

Although Adolf Hitler's ideological autobiography remains banned in Germany and Austria, George Tabori's stage comedy of the same name, which debuted in 1987, still is held in great esteem -- so great that it has been adapted for the screen despite its barely marketable title.

R — Film Review

Doing away with the timeworn cliches of the prison-drama genre, Danish directors Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer take us behind bars, Dogme-style, without a birdman, without a great escape and worlds away from any though of redemption.

The Silence — Film Review

Swiss-born director Baran bo Odar's second feature film is a finely crafted psychological drama that uses a brutal crime to delve into the depths of human misery, with boxoffice projects looking as glum as its characters' outlook on life.

The Two Horses of Genghis Khan — Film Review

While some directors find their niches, others create or recreate their own genres. This is definitively the case with Byambasuren Davaa, whose docudrama "The Story of the Weeping Camel" tugged at heartstrings in arthouse cinemas across the world a few years back.

Emir Kusturica exits Antalya jury after protest

A protest has prompted filmmaker Emir Kusturica to abandon his jury duty at the Antalya International Film Festival.



Magic Media quietly making a name for itself

Cologne's Magic Media Co. has quietly moved into the passing lane of Germany's film-production Autobahn.

TMG’s high-brow production arm

TMG's production arm produces the kind of high-end epics rarely seen in these cautious times.

Highlights of TMG’s first 40 years

Herbert Kloiber reflects on the highlights of TMG's first 40 years.

Patience a virtue with studios

The vagaries of the studio system were at the forefront of "Transatlantic Drawl: Accents for Filmmaking," a panel hosted by The Hollywood Reporter as part of the EFM Industry Debates.

Story of ‘Pope Joan’ is a lesson in faith

Of all the projects that have languished in Germany's development hell — among them "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and the just-revived "The Physician" — "Pope Joan" truly seemed cursed.

Senator searches for ways to survive

How long can you last with only €1 million in liquid assets when your yearly payroll is nearly three times that amount?

Senator Ent. searches for ways to survive

How long can you last with only 1 million euros in liquid assets when your yearly payroll is nearly three times that amount?