BFFs Post: Daniel Bruhl Boards Two New Films; August Diehl's Band Hands Up-Excitement Touring

Daniel Bruhl Boards Two New Films




Daniel Bruhl kicks off German soccer film
Story of English teacher who introduced football to Germany

By Scott Roxborough
July 5, 2010, 10:44 AM ET

COLOGNE, Germany – Daniel Bruhl is set to star in a soccer-themed period film about the man who brought the beautiful game to Germany.

The "Inglourious Basterds" star will play teacher Konrad Koch in "Der Ganz Grosse Traum des Konrad Koch," the debut feature from director Sebastian Grobler.

Loosely based on real events, the film is a "Dead Poet's Society" style tale of an English teacher who takes up a position at a strict, German school in 1874. The unorthodox Koch captures his pupils' imagination by teaching them the strange English game of "football."

English fans probably rue that day. In its World Cup match with England last week, the German team soundly defeated soccer's mother country 4-1.

"Konrad Koch" also stars Burghart Klaussner ("The White Ribbon") and Justus von Dohnanyi ("Men in the City"). Anatol Nitschke of Berlin-based deutschfilm is producing together with Raoul Reinert of Cuckoo Clock Entertainment and Senator Film's Helge Sasse.

Senator plans to release "Konrad Koch" in Germany next year.




Bruhl to star in Canal
Daniel Brühl, Maria De Medeiros and Pilar Andrés will lead the cast in Sebastian Mantilla’s Canal, co-produced by Spain’s Novart Media Films and Portugal’s Filmes Liberdade. Mantilla also wrote the screenplay for this 1.7m feature, which will start shooting in December this year. Bianca Smanio produces for Spain.



August Diehl's Band Hands Up-Excitement Touring



Hands Up-Excitement (August's band, where he's the guitarist) has just posted new tour dates for this Autumn on their Facebook page.


November 25 - Prague (Venue TBA)
November 26 - Usti nad Labem - Circus, Prague
November 27 - Freistadt, Austria (Venue TBA)
November 28 - Linz, Austria (Venue TBA)
November 29 - Heppel und Ettlich, Munich
November 30 - Heppel und Ettlich, Munich




August and Daniel thank you for your time


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