Magazine article Screen International

Bavaria Sells Hotel Lux to Italy; Nettelbeck Starts Shoot for Mr. Morgan

Magazine article Screen International

Bavaria Sells Hotel Lux to Italy; Nettelbeck Starts Shoot for Mr. Morgan

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Bavaria closes deal at Rome Film Festival for Hotel Lux; Mr Morgan's Last Love starts shooting in Paris with Michael Caine.

Bavaria Film International has sold Leander Haussmann's Hotel Lux [pictured] to Archibald for Italy. The film had a gala premiere at the current Rome Film Festival.

Haussmann wrote and directed the adventure-comedy set in Nazi Berlin in 1938. Michael 'Bully' Herbig and Thekla Reuten star in the story of a comedian who becomes Stalin's personal astrologer.

Producers are Gunter Rohrbach (Das Boot) and Corinna Eich of Bavaria Pictures.

Constantin opened the film in Germany last week.

"I am very happy that we finally found with Hotel Lux, another beautiful film on which we are able to continue our great and successful collaboration with Bavaria Film International," said Vania Traxler, president of Archibald Film. …

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