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EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content’s gross sales and finance division AC Independent and France’s Goodfellas are becoming a member of forces to deal with world gross sales on Burhan Qurbani’s upcoming function No Beast. So Fierce.

The drama is described as a recent interpretation of Shakespeare’s play Richard III, with a present-day feminine Arabic gangster boss in a job impressed by the scheming, power-hungry king.

Shooting is underway with Germany-based Syrian actress Kenda Hmeidan, whose credit embody the refugee boat drama mini-series Liberame : Nach dem Sturm, within the lead function.

Further solid members embody Verena Altenberger, Hiam Abbass, Mona Zarreh Hoshyari Khah, Mehdi Nebbou, Meriam Abbas and Banafshe Hourmazdi.

No Beast. So Fierce would be the fifth function of German-born Qurbani, who’s the son of political refugees from Afghanistan, and follows his Berlinale 2020 Golden Bear contender Berlin Alexanderplatz


His different credit embody 20xBrandenburg (2010), and We Are Young, We Are Strong (2014).

The German-Polish-French co-production is produced by Sommerhaus Filmproduktion (Germany), Madants (Poland), and Getaway Films (France) with ZDF and ARTE. Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach, Sophie Cocco, Leif Alexis produce on behalf of Sommerhaus, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Beata Rzeźniczek and Bogna Szewczyk-Skupień produce on behalf of Madants, and Noemie Devide and Eva Dottelonde produce on behalf of Getaway Films.

The movie is supported by the German federal movie fund (DFFF), the Federal Governmental Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), Eurimages – European Cinema Support Fund, German Federal Film Council (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), the Polish Film Institute  and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

Qurbani is represented by Agentur Homebase and ICM Partners.

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