Magazine article Screen International

StudioCanal Swoops on Hirschbiegel Drama

Magazine article Screen International

StudioCanal Swoops on Hirschbiegel Drama

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EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema sells resistance fighter biopic 13 Minutes.

StudioCanal has swooped on UK and Ireland rights to Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel's drama 13 Minutes following a screening of the film's first promo by Beta Cinema.

The film tells the story of resistance fighter Georg Elser who tried to assassinate Hitler in Munich in1939.

Christian Friedel (The White Ribbon), Katharina Schüttler (Generation War) and Burghart Klaußner (The White Ribbon) star in the drama, currently in post-production.

The deal was brokered by StudioCanal's head of UK acquisitions, Alison Meese, and Beta Cinema's EVP acquisitions, sales and marketing, Thorsten Ritter.

"We are excited to see the power house StudioCanal get behind the film in the UK and Ireland. …

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