Feature film

"Das Interesse an Menschen bei mir ist groß, sie faszinieren mich eben. Einen Film zu besetzen, das ist, als würden Sie sich eine Familie bauen." (Simone Bär im SZ -Magazin)

CHARLIES ANGELS
A Regular Woman
MUTE
TRANSIT (2017)
WERK OHNE AUTOR
FRANTZ
ALONE IN BERLIN

CHARLIES ANGELS

Reboot of the 2000 action comedy based on the 1970s television series. A new generation of private detectives working for the mysterious Charlie.

A Regular Woman

From a family of strict Sunni Muslims and the oldest daughter of nine siblings, Hatun “Aynur” Sürücü (the likeable Almila Bagriacik, whose first film role was in “When We Leave”) was forced to leave her Kreuzberg school in 1998, age 16, and marry a cousin in Istanbul. In her voiceover, which outlines the expectations assigned to a dutiful daughter, Aynur calls it “a change of owner,” as control over her person shifts from father to husband. Her mother (Meral Perin) repeatedly stresses that family and honor are everything and cautions her to observe tradition and religious rules.

After the pregnant Aynur rebels against her abusive husband and returns to the overcrowded family home in Berlin, her family feels shame and tries to persuade her to return. But when she leaves them, too, taking her child and finding refuge in a home for underage mothers, and subsequently eschews the head scarf and begins to work and enjoy her life, her challenges to male domination and control begin to trigger the conditions for an honor killing, as outlined by the German Federal police.

It briefly looks as if Aynur will find happiness with Tim (Jacob Matschenz), a working-class guy who shares her love of dancing and gets on well with her young son, but the continued harassment from Aynur’s brothers who phone at all hours, spouting abuse (“I’ll kill you, whore”), and other young Turkish-Kurdish men who publicly challenge their relationship, finally scares Tim off. Like “When We Leave,” “A Regular Woman” makes it a tad difficult to understand why Aynur continues to seek the company of the relatives that treat her so vilely, but as Aynur tells her social worker Ms. Beck (Lisa Wendel), sometimes she loves her family and sometimes she hates them. When she eventually informs the police about the threats she is receiving, she learns that they can do nothing unless something happens to her.

Showing events in the aftermath of Aynur’s slaying is another way in which “A Regular Woman” sets itself apart from “When We Leave.” Hormann makes cinematic use of true-crime tropes such as a quick pause for a still photo of each of the many characters with their name emblazoned large and incorporates actual video footage and photos of her main character. Aynur’s voiceover describes how Evin (Lara Aylin Winkler), a young German-Turkish woman, becomes involved with her youngest brother Nuri (Rauand Taleb) and later testifies against him at his trial, something which forces her and her mother into witness protection — where they still are today.



MUTE

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she's disappeared. But when Leo's search takes him deeper into the city's underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can't tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.

TRANSIT (2017)

TRANSIT basiert auf dem 1942 in Marseille entstandenen gleichnamigen Roman von Anna Seghers. In einer atemberaubenden, fast schwebenden Begegnung des historischen Stoffs mit der Gegenwart des heutigen Marseille erzählt Christian Petzold die Geschichte einer großen, fast unmöglichen Liebe zwischen Flucht, Exil und der Sehnsucht nach einem Ort, der ein Zuhause ist. 

In den Hauptrollen spielen Franz Rogowski (European Shooting Star 2018) und Paula Beer (nominiert zum Europäischen Filmpreis für ihre Hauptrolle in François Ozons FRANTZ).

http://www.transit-der-film.de/

WERK OHNE AUTOR

Werk ohne Autor ist ein deutscher Film des Regisseurs Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, der voraussichtlich 2018 in die Kinos kommt. Die Hauptrollen übernehmen Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl und Ina Weisse

FRANTZ

 In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers. 

ALONE IN BERLIN

Alone in Berlin is a 2016 war drama film directed by Vincent Pérez and written by Pérez and Achim von Borries, based on the 1947 fictionalized novel Every Man .

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SIMONE BÄR CASTING

Simone Baer founded the "CastingStudio" in 1990. Her longtime experience as an assistant director was only one of the reasons she decided to take up casting professionally.

"Im Büro in Berlin-Wilmersdorf gibt es Regale mit Hunderten DVDs und Fenster mit Sichtschutz. Im Flur hängen die Plakate der Filme, die Simone Bär besetzt hat, unter anderem »Good Bye, Lenin!«, »Das Leben der Anderen«, »Inglourious Basterds« oder »Der Vorleser«." (SZ -Magazin 2012)

In 2002 Simone Bär received the "German Award for Casting" at the Cologne Conference, in 2018 she was awarded the Grimme-Preis for her work in Dark, a TV Series of Netflix.

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Television

tbd"Ich versuche, wertfrei den besten Schauspieler mit dem passendsten Profil auf eine Rolle zu besetzen. Eine ausgewogene Mischung aus Prominenz und Neuentdeckung oder ungewöhnlichen Besetzungen machen eine gute Besetzung aus. Der Wunsch der Sender nach einer prominenten Besetzung ist groß, aber die Vergangenheit hat auch gezeigt, dass ein guter Film nicht von der prominenten Besetzung abhängt und schlechte Filme nicht durch eine prominente Besetzung Quote bringen."  (Simone Bär im Interview in Blickpunkt:Film )

DARK
BABYLON BERLIN
DIE PROTOKOLLANTIN
BERLIN STATION
COUNTERPART
HOMELAND - Season 5

DARK

Dark is a German science fiction thriller web series co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. It is the first German-language Netflix original series, and debuted on Netflix's streaming service on December 1, 2017. The first season received mostly positive reviews from critics. Positive and negative comparisons were made to the Netflix series Stranger Things.[4][5][6] A second season has been green-lit by Netflix, with production to begin in 2018.

BABYLON BERLIN

Babylon Berlin is a German period drama television series based on novels by Volker Kutscher (de). The series takes place in 1929 during the Weimar Republic and follows police inspector Gereon Rath, who has been transferred from the city of Cologne to Berlin, and aspiring police inspector Charlotte Ritter. The first series premiered on 13 October 2017 on Sky 1, a German-language entertainment channel broadcast by Sky Deutschland. The first novel of the book series, which put a premium on historical accuracy, is titled Der Nasse Fisch (literally "The Wet Fish") (2008). It has been renewed for two more series. 

DIE PROTOKOLLANTIN

Freya Becker (Iris Berben), Protokollantin beim LKA Berlin, lebt zurückgezogen und unauffällig. Den Verlust ihrer Tochter Marie (Zoe Moore), die elf Jahre zuvor spurlos verschwand, hat Freya nie verwunden, zu sehr quält sie die Ungewissheit über Maries Schicksal. Als sie mit einem Fall konfrontiert wird, der sie an den ihrer Tochter erinnert, und kurz darauf Maries mutmaßlicher Mörder aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, beschließt Freya der Wahrheit auf den Grund zu gehen – koste es, was es wolle. Nicht ahnend, dass ihr neuer Chef Henry Silowski (Peter Kurth) ihr gefährlich nah kommen wird und ihr Bruder Jo 8 Moritz Bleibtreu) ebenfalls tragisch verstrickt ist.

BERLIN STATION

Berlin Station is an American drama television series created by Olen Steinhauer. The series stars Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Leland Orser, Michelle Forbes, and Richard Jenkins. Bradford Winters has been the showrunner since its launch.[1][2]

A ten-episode first season premiered on Epix on October 16, 2016. On November 17, 2016, Epix renewed Berlin Station for a second season, originally planned to contain ten episodes, which premiered on October 15, 2017 and concluded a nine-episode-season-run on December 3, 2017.[3] On December 6, 2017, Epix renewed the series for a third season that is set to begin production in spring 2018 and premiere sometime in late 2018 or early 2019.

COUNTERPART

Counterpart is an American science fiction thriller television series created by Justin Marks on the premium cable network Starz. It has been picked up for two 10-episode seasons. The first episode was directed by Morten Tyldum. The premiere episode first aired on December 10, 2017.

HOMELAND - Season 5

The fifth season of the American television drama series Homeland, premiered on October 4, 2015, and concluded on December 20, 2015, on Showtime, consisting of 12 episodes. The series started as a loosely based variation of the two-season run of the Israeli television series Hatufim (English: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff and is developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. The fifth season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 10, 2017.

Set two years after the previous season, Carrie is no longer working for the CIA, and is working for a philanthropic foundation in Berlin, the Düring Foundation. The season includes several real world subjects in its storylines, including ISIS, Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad, the Charlie Hebdo shooting, Edward Snowden, and the European migrant crisis.

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