World War II refugee drama “The Way” (Der Pfad) has had its international trailer (above) pre-market in European Film Market in Berlin. Warner will release the film in theaters in Germany, while Global Screen is handling the international rights.
“The Path”, directed by Tobias Wiemann, based on the novel by Rüdiger Bertram and inspired by real events. The suspense film, set in 1940, focuses on the escape route across the Pyrenees that separates France from Spain, used by hundreds of political refugees to escape German repression National Socialist.
The film revolves around German journalist Ludwig, who is on the run from the Nazis, and his 12-year-old son Rolf. They are trying to go to New York, where Rolf’s mother is waiting for them, but are stuck in Marseille. The only way to freedom is a perilous road across the Pyrenees to Spain. Núria, a girl only slightly older than Rolf, offers to guide them along the way. When Ludwig was captured on the road, Rolf and Núria were left alone. Rolf’s dog Adi is the children’s only companion in their journey to teach them to depend on each other and stick together.
Wiemann, who received Berlinale’s Kplus Generation Special Attention for “Miracle in the Mountains – An Unexpected Friendship”, “combines a sense of lightness with great visuals and suspense to shows what it means for children to face war and terror alone,” according to a statement. Julius Weckauf (“All About Me”) stars opposite Volker Bruch from “Babylon Berlin” and Anna Maria Mühe from “Dogs of Berlin”. The film was produced by Daniel Ehrenberg of Eyrie Entertainment.
“The Path” is a gripping story that follows a boy who rises above himself as he embarks on a perilous journey through occupied Europe to meet his mother again. And amid a backdrop of severe terrorism and prison escapes, the film is light, bright and will also make audiences smile,” said Julia Weber, head of international acquisitions and acquisitions at Global Screen. .
Ehrenberg added: “Essentially, our film also says something about the fundamental values of the European Union. Today, when European ideals are often in danger of being forgotten, it makes no sense to remind everyone that we should help each other and show solidarity. Also for non-Europeans. Let us not forget: Not so long ago, Europeans had to flee war and persecution”.
“The Path” is produced by Eyrie Entertainment and Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, and Lemming Film Germany co-produced.
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