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Just Another Day

Robert Ames is a 37-year-old insurance broker. He lives with his wife Kala and their son Jonathan in an unassuming house in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada).

One Friday morning, he sets off for work as usual - little does he know that his life will never be the same again. He will fall in love ...

Rights sold: Arabic language

The Inmates

Four inmates of the St. Ägidius mental home revitalize their institution's finances and then float it on the stock market. What can you expect, after all, from three former top executives and a former executive PA?

An ex-financial director, Dr. Wilhelm Löhring is ...


Land


A young man sets out on the tracks of his ancestors. They left Greece for Alexandria, where they ran a patisserie that was famed throughout the Levant. Forced to leave Egypt at short notice, they ended up in exile in Switzerland. The legacy of a proud tradition of the confectioner's art ...


Frederick

Frederick only ever wanted to dance, nothing else; and he achieved such unprecedented levels of accomplishment that no one could come close to him. Yet his unsurpassable perfection became his own undoing-because anything that's beyond compare cries out to be destroyed.

Fred Astaire ...


Heaven Near the Louvre

On Happiness in Paris

Once one has been a woman in Paris, one cannot be it anywhere else. Montesquieu

Rive Droite, the 1st Arrondissement, one of the most venerable and most elegant neighbourhoods right in the heart of Paris, between Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Gardens. In 38 brief chapters, Julie ...


A Long Night

Ludwig doesn't know who he is anymore. Since failing to qualify as a lawyer, he no longer feels in control of his own destiny. Yes, he soon finds employment as the manager of a firm that imports cheap cotton from Pakistan - but it all seems unreal. And who is Bella, the aloof married woman he ...


The Turkish Woman

Although he has a brilliant career ahead of him, the young man from Frankfurt is melancholic for no apparent reason. Then he meets a young Turkish woman, with whom he immediately becomes obsessed. But Pupuseh is compelled to return to her home country.
Driven by his passion, the young man ...

Rights sold: Italy, Arabic language

The Day Before Spring Came

Sometimes everything happens at the same time

Ellinor is a 52-year-old pastor. Now divorced, she lives alone with her 18-year-old son Dean and plays in a band to counterbalance her day-to-day life. The sudden death of her neighbor causes Ellinor to contemplate not only the ...


The Doge’s Spy

His name is Venier. Davide Venier.

Venice, 1570: Davide Venier, a respected businessman, loses his entire fortune overnight and is sentenced to ten years in the notorious lead chambers, the Serenissima's state prison. Here he meets Hasan the Ottoman, who becomes his chess partner, ...


The Bone Thieves of San Marco

"You sat in the Doge's prison, your family fortune was seized. And then you were suddenly back again. From what they say, you are now a powerful man."

1570. Carnevale - All of Venice has gone crazy! The city is one single boisterous party, a tremendous orgy. However, Davide Venier ...


Westermann and Fräulein Gabriele

Richard Westermann is an IT executive with a tendency to brood and a penchant for cemeteries. At Höfer's funeral, Westermann falls in love with the deceased author's portable typewriter. And so the machine-an old Gabriele model-becomes an essential part of his life. When Westermann finds ...


Good morning, Mr. Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was one of the greatest musicians and music patrons of the Romantic movement. Grandson of the great philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, he came from a respected, well-to-do Jewish family that converted to Christianity. His Grand Tour took him not to the "classically" ...