Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Picture Tree Line-Up Includes Til Schweiger Action-Comedy

Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Picture Tree Line-Up Includes Til Schweiger Action-Comedy

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Picture Tree International (PTI) has confirmed its line-up for the upcoming edition of EFM at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (February 9 - 19, 2017).

In its fourth year, the Berlin-based sales and distribution company returns with a slate including Jakob Lass' Tiger Girl, which will receive its world premiere as a Panorama Special in Berlin; action-comedy Hot Dog, starring Til Schweiger and Matthias Schweighöfer; and Zaza Urushadze's (Oscar nominated for 2013 drama Tangerines) The Confession.

Tiger Girl, for which PTI has acquired international rights, is Lass' second feature, following Love Steaks (2013).

In Hot Dog, Schweiger and Schweighöfer will play two friends who make it their mission to free the daughter of the Moldovan ambassador from her kidnappers.

The film is currently being shot in Berlin and is expected to be released in autumn 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures Germany.

The Confession (formerly titled Monk) centres on a former film director who lives a reclusive life as a priest in the Georgian mountains until he encounters a local music teacher named Lily. …

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