Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Signs Up for Schwochow's 'The German Lesson' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Signs Up for Schwochow's 'The German Lesson' (Exclusive)

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The poroject is based on the classic Siegfried Lenz’s novel.

‘Bad Banks’

Wild Bunch has boarded German director Christian Schwochow’s adaptation of Siegfried Lenz’s classic novel The German Lesson (Deutschstunde) which begins shooting in North Rhine-Westphalia in March.

Schwochow, who has oscillated between TV and feature productions throughout his career, is at the Berlinale this year with his buzzed-about high-finance thriller TV series Bad Banks (pictured) which premieres in the festival’s TV sidebar.

One of the classic novels of post-Second World War German literature, The German Lesson explores human behaviour under a dictatorship through the tale of a young man who defies his police officer father to save the expressionist paintings of a neighbour from destruction during the Nazi reign. …

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