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‘13 Minutes’ Helmer Says Hitler's Would-Be Killer Was Like Snowden - Berlin

Sony Pictures Classics acquired North and Latin American distribution rights to Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Nazi-era drama 13 Minutes early on at the Berlin Film Festival. The story of Georg Elser, who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939, has its official screening out of competition today and was met with high praise from the press corps this morning. 518 more words


Berlin Film Review: '13 Minutes'

Before making yet another film about the Third Reich, it would be wise for filmmakers to ask why. Is it to “never forget,” or is it because there always seems to be funding available for a Nazi pic? 924 more words


Berlin Competition: Where Are This Year's 'Boyhood' & 'Budapest Hotel'?

With most of the Berlin Film Festival competition titles now screened, there are some standouts. But sentiment on the ground here is that it’s the out of competition titles that have clearer crossover appeal. 477 more words

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Berlin: Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Hitler Assassination Story '13 Minutes'

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and Latin rights to Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “13 Minutes,” which is playing out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival. 148 more words


Sony Classics Picks Up '13 Minutes' About Failed Hitler Assassination - Berlin

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 13 Minutes from Beta Cinema. The film is playing out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival. 319 more words


Emma Watson's 'Colonia' In Pre-sales, Kelsey Grammer's 'Breaking The Bank' Acquired -- Berlin Briefs

Beta Cinema market has announced its Berlinale line-up including one of the festival’s big premieres, the Nazi resistance drama 13 Minutes (Competition – Out of Competition) from director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Oscar-nominated… 735 more words


'The Commune' & '13 Minutes' Scoop Multiple-Territory Sales; BIFAs Honor Emma Thompson: Global Showbiz Briefs

The Hunt director Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune sold well for TrustNordisk during the recently wrapped AFM. Deals concluded include the UK (Artificial Eye), Germany and Austria (Prokino), Benelux (September Film), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.), Brazil (California Filmes) and Hungary (Vertigo). 558 more words