Magazine article Screen International

Iron Sky Co-Producer Turns to First World War for DH Lawrence Adaptation

Magazine article Screen International

Iron Sky Co-Producer Turns to First World War for DH Lawrence Adaptation

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Oliver Damian's Berlin-based 27 Films Productions, the German co-producer on Iron Sky, is turning to the First World War for an adaptation of DH Lawrence's 1923 novella The Fox to be directed by Matthias Luthardt [pictured].

27 Films and UK-Polish production outfit Braidmade Films received [euro]40,000 development support from the German-Polish Co-Development Fund for the story which Lawrence set in the English county of Berkshire, but is being relocated for the film to Upper Silesia in early 1918.

Two women, Luise and Thea, are living there alone in a secluded farm, cultivating the little land they own, but left without any livestock save for a few chickens which a local fox repeatedly plunders. A young deserter Hermann then appears and triggers an emotional conflict between the them. He quickly convinces Luise to marry him, but when the war ends, he leaves for a few days. The women grow close to one another again, but, on Hermann's return, the situation escalates as Luise has to make a choice between the two.

The only other adaptation of The Fox in 1967 saw US director Mark Rydell transposing the action in his feature debut to contemporary Canada with the love triangle played out between Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood and Keir Dullea. …

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