Magazine article Screen International

Avalon Team Goes under the Pyramid

Magazine article Screen International

Avalon Team Goes under the Pyramid

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EXCLUSIVE: Swedish producers also plan "Nazi orgy film."

Erika Wasserman of Stockholm-based Idyll/Fasad is here in Berlin with festival hit Avalon, is also working on director Axel Petersen's next film, Under The Pyramid.

The film will shoot in January 2013, set in Los Angeles, Israel, Egypt and Sweden.

"It's about art, commerce and politics," Wasserman tells Screen. The story is about a woman trying to find her absent father, who is an art gallery owner.

The biggest film of Idyll & Fasad's slate is new feature, an adaptation of The Hunters of Karinhall, Carl H. Wijkmark's cult hit novel. "It's a Nazi orgy film," the producer says. "It will have an international cast, about world leaders meeting and having erotic escapist adventures. It will create a lot of stir." (Karinhall was the name of Goring's country house.)

The company (which includes her producing partner Jesper Kurlandsky) is now in post on the second feature from Fredrik Wenzel & Henrik Hellström, who directed 2009 Forum selection Burrowing. …

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