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Beta boards Berlin competition title ‘My Little Sister’ starring Nina Hoss (exclusive)

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Beta boards Berlin competition title ‘My Little Sister’ starring Nina Hoss (exclusive)
The film is directed by Swiss duo Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond.

In advance of the Berlinale, German powerhouse Beta Cinema has snapped up international rights to Berlinale competition entry My Little Sister (Schwesterlein) from Swiss director duo Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond.

My Little Sister stars in Silver Bear winner Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger (Personal Shopper). Also in the cast is Marthe Keller.

The film is produced by Ruth Waldburger’s Vega Film in co-production with Rts, Srg/Ssr, and Arte. It is the latest venture from Swiss director-duo Chuat and Reymond (The Little Bedroom), who co-directed all
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Marco D’Amore now filming Peter Chelsom’s Security - Production / Funding - Italy

Based upon Stephen Amidon’s homonymous novel, the British director’s latest film, by Vision Distribution and Indiana Production, will be shot in Forte dei Marmi. Following the roaring success of The Immortal, directed by and starring Marco D’Amore (and earning €6 million at the box office), the filmmaker is stepping in front of the cameras once again, this time under the aegis of Peter Chelsom. The British director, who has authored works such as Serendipity, Shall We Dance? and Hannah Montana: The Movie, is now in Italy shooting his new film Security, a thriller based upon the homonymous novel by American writer Stephen Amidon. Produced by Vision Distribution and Indiana Production, the film was written by the director himself alongside Tinker Lindsay. According to the synopsis of the book, which was published in Italy by Mondadori, the...
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‘The Immortal,’ Prequel Film to ‘Gomorrah’ TV Series, to Roll Out in Italian Theaters

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‘The Immortal,’ Prequel Film to ‘Gomorrah’ TV Series, to Roll Out in Italian Theaters
The Immortal,” a film prequel to the hit TV series “Gomorrah,” is set for release Thursday on 450 screens in Italy in what its distributors are touting as a unique cross-media experiment.

Helmed by actor-director Marco D’Amore, who plays ruthless central character Ciro Di Marzio on the gritty mob show, “The Immortal” is not just a standalone prequel film, its producers said in Rome on Monday. Instead, the film’s narrative, which crisscrosses in time between Ciro’s origins and his current situation, has been conceived as an essential piece of the puzzle for fans of the show, which is distributed by Germany’s Beta in 190 countries. The film’s storyline connects to the series’ upcoming fifth season, which is expected to air in 2021.

Shot in Naples and Riga, Latvia, “The Immortal” is produced by ITV-owned Cattleya and Sky Italia’s Vision Distribution, in collaboration with Beta Film. The story and
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'Gomorrah': Marco D'Amore to Direct and Star in Prequel Film Based on Mafia Series

'Gomorrah': Marco D'Amore to Direct and Star in Prequel Film Based on Mafia Series
Fans of the hit Sky Italia show Gomorrah will rejoice in knowing that there is more Ciro Di Marzio on the way. A prequel film has been announced based on the show's central character, Ciro. 

The movie will be directed by and star Marco D'Amore, who also helmed several episodes of the upcoming fourth season of the hit show. Gomorrah writer Leonardo Fasoli, one of Italy's leading TV scribes, is currently penning the screenplay. Principal photography is set to begin in February. Vision Distribution will release the film. 

Gomorrah, based on the Roberto Saviano best-selling novel about ...
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Review: Is 'Gomorrah' really Italy's 'The Wire'?

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Review: Is 'Gomorrah' really Italy's 'The Wire'?
The Italian mob drama Gomorrah was first described to me as "Italy's The Wire." That's an unfair label to hang on any new show, and one that for the most part doesn't even really fit, as Gomorrah is a much more traditional crime show, without most of the larger sociological interests that made The Wire one of the best series in TV history. But as I watched the early installments of the series, which makes its American debut tonight at 10 on Sundance with back-to-back episodes, I experienced the same two feelings I often hear of from people watching The Wire for the first time: 1)I'm having a hard time keeping track of who anyone is and what their role is in this world. 2)I don't see what the fuss is yet, and I hope this is all adding up to something. With The Wire, I generally tell people to give
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Gomorrah: SundanceTV to Air Popular Italian TV Series

[caption id="attachment_48393" align="aligncenter" width="579"] Fortunato Cerlino and Maria Pia Calzone. Photo credit: Emanuela Scarpa./caption]

Acclaimed Italian crime series, Gomorrah, premieres in the Us, Wednesday, August 24th at 10:00pm Et, on SundanceTV. The Gomorrah TV show is based on the best-selling book by journalist Roberto Saviano.

Set in the suburbs of Naples, Gomorrah tells the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization. Gomorrah is told through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D'Amore), the right hand of the clan’s godfather, Pietro Savastanno (Fortunato Cerlino).

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Festival prize for Anthony Hayes

Anthony Hayes. performance as a tenacious cop in Hoodlum.s Secrets & Lies earned him the most outstanding actor in a miniseries prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.s Golden Nymph Awards.

Frances O'Connor was named outstanding actress in the same category for her work in the UK kidnap drama The Missing, which was also feted as best miniseries.

Hoodlum's Tracey Robertson received the Golden Nymph trophy on Hayes' behalf.

Italy.s Gomorra was voted best international TV drama and its lead Marco D'Amore took the outstanding actor award in that category, while Welcome to Sweden was named best international TV comedy series.

The winners of the international TV awards were How I Met Your Mother (best comedy), NCIS (best drama) and The Bold and the Beautiful (best soap opera/telenovela).

The International Red Cross committee prize went to Belgium.s Do Not Touch Me, which examined girls who are facing genital mutilation.
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Happy Valley, The Missing and Lilyhammer win at Golden Nymph Awards

Marvellous, Happy Valley, The Missing and Lilyhammer were among the major winners at the Golden Nymph Awards.

Prince Albert II presented awards to leading drama and comedy programmes tonight (June 18) as part of the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

Happy Valley took the night's top prize for Best European Drama Series, and its lead actress Sarah Lancashire was named Outstanding Actress for Drama.

Best International Drama and Outstanding Dramatic Actor went to Gomorrah and its star Marco D'Amore respectively.

Winners for comedy included Welcome to Sweden for Best International Series, Lilyhammer and its star Steven Van Zandt for Best European Comedy and Outstanding Actor, and B&b, de boca en boca's Belen Rueda as Outstanding Actress.

Marvellous was named Best Television Film, while its stars Toby Jones and Gemma Jones won in the film acting categories.

The Missing was named Best Miniseries, with the category's acting awards going to Anthony Hayes
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Weinsteins Take Rights to Italian Crime Series 'Gomorra'

Weinsteins Take Rights to Italian Crime Series 'Gomorra'
The Weinstein Company has taken rights to Italian crime drama series "Gomorra," based on Roberto Saviano's bestseller of the same title that goes inside the brutal Neapolitan mafia Camorra. (It was also notably adapted into the 2008 film by Matteo Garrone, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes and was picked up for stateside distribution by IFC Films.) The 12-episode show is directed by Stefano Sollima, Claude Cupellini and Francesca Comencini. It centers on 30-year-old Ciro (Marco d'Amore), the right-hand man of the Savastano clan's godfather Pietro (Fortunato Cerlino), and the ruthless war to take over “The System”. Harvey Weinstein stated of the buy: “This is a project that caught our eye a while back for its world class acting talent, as well as Stefano Sollima’s phenomenal abilities to craft a thriller like none other." No word yet on when the series would bow stateside.
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