Magazine article Variety

Helmer Stuber Sets TV Project

Magazine article Variety

Helmer Stuber Sets TV Project

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german filmmaker Thomas Stuber, in competition at the Berlinale with romantic drama "In the Aisles," has re-teamed with writing partner and author Clemens Meyer on a major TV project, a series adaptation of Meyer's critically acclaimed novel "Im Stein" ("Bricks and Mortar").

Described as Meyer's most ambitious book to date, "Bricks and Mortar" tells the story of the sex trade in a big eastern German city, from the communist era just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the present day. The novel charts the development of the industry from prohibition to legality, focusing on the rise and fall of a soccer hooligan-turned-property magnate who rents apartments to prostitutes.

"That's the most important thing we're doing right now," Stuber told Variety, adding that they are still at an early stage. "It's a big, long story that is also set in the past. There's more than one timeline, going back and forth. This is why it wouldn't be good to make a feature from it and why we thought of a series. …

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