Magazine article Screen International

Constantin and SamFilm Continue Successful Collaboration; Von Garnier to Direct First German Film since 1996

Magazine article Screen International

Constantin and SamFilm Continue Successful Collaboration; Von Garnier to Direct First German Film since 1996

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Leading German distributor Constantin Film is continuing its collaboration with SamFilm after the box-office success of the Munich-based production house's adaptation of the Enid Blyton classic Famous Five book series (Fünf Freunde).

The SamFilm production, which opened on 459 screens on 26 January, has taken over [euro]4.7m after nine weeks on release.

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Fünf Freunde 2 (w/t)

Ostwind (w/t)

Mike Marzuk, director of the first film on the Famous Five, will also be at the helm of Fünf Freunde 2 (working title) which is set to shoot this summer.

In addition, Constantin Film will distribute a second SamFilm production, Ostwind (working title), by the writing team Lea Schmidbauer and Kristina Magdalena Henn who had previously penned Single By Contract (Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück) for producers Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton and Ewa Karlström. …

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