PRODUCTION: Tom Sawyer in shooting in Germany and Romania

By Iulia Blaga

    German director Hermine Huntgeburth is filming a new adaptation of Mark Twain's classical novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The shooting starts on August 30 and will take place in Germany and Romania, where the Romanian countryside will stand in for the Mississippi Valley and Aunt Polly's farm.

    Tom Sawyer is produced by the German companies Neue Schoenhauser Filmproduktion and Majestic Filmproduktion (www.majestic.de). The producers are Boris Schoenfelder and Benjamin Herrmann. The project is also supported by ARD Degeto (www.ard.de), ARTE (www.arte.tv), Bayrischer Rundfunk (BR, www.br-online.de), the German Federal Film Board (FFA, www.ffa.de) and Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR, www.ndr.de).

    The Romanian service production company is HiFilm Productions (www.hifilm.ro), with Ada Solomon as producer and Adrian Pavelescu as production manager. In Romania the shooting will take 20 days, starting October 4, Solomon told FNE. The film will shoot outside Bucharest on location (at Breaza), and at Castel Film studios (www.castelfilm.ro).

    The main characters are played by Louis Hofmann, Benno Fuermann and Heike Makatsch. The script is written by Sebastian Wehlings, Sascha Arango and Per Klehmet. Beta Cinema (www.betacinema.com) is handling the international sales. In Germany the film will be distributed by Majestic-Filmverleih (www.majestic.de).

    Production Information

    Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion GmbH

    Neue Schönhauser Straße 19

    10178 Berlin, Germany

    Phone: +49 (0) 30 343910 21

    Fax: +49 (0) 30 52135649

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    Majestic Filmproduktion

    Bleibtreustrasse 15

    10623 Berlin, Germany

    Phone: +49 (0) 30 8871448-0

    Fax: +49 (0)30 8871448-10


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    Director: Hermine Huntgeburth

    Script: Sebastian Wehlings

    Sascha Arango

    Per Klehmet, after Mark Twain

    Cast: Louis Hofmann

    Benno Fuermann

    Heike Makatsch