Magazine article Screen International

Indonesia Shoot Begins on XYZ Films’ 'The East' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Indonesia Shoot Begins on XYZ Films’ 'The East' (Exclusive)

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ICM Partners jointly represents US rights.

Filming is underway in Java, Indonesia, on wartime drama The East, which XYZ Films represents internationally at the EFM and jointly handles US rights with ICM Partners.

Jim Taihuttu’s Dutch drama stars Golden Calf winners Marwan Kenzari (Wolf, Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Aladdin, Ariel Vromen’s The Angel) and Martijn Lakemeier (Winter in Wartime) and takes place during the Indonesian War of Independence in 1946.

Lakemeier (pictured opposite Coen Bril in first look photo) plays a young Dutch soldier among forces dispatched to quell an uprising in the Dutch East Indies colony who falls under the spell of a charismatic and brutal army captain (Kenzari) and begins to suspect he is on the wrong side of history. …

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