WOLKENBRUCHS WUNDERLICHE REISE IN DIE ARME EINER SCHICKSE (engl. Wolkenbruch’s fantastical journey into the arms of a shiksa) – by Michael Steiner

Development of a feature film | based on the successful novel by Thomas Meyer – nominated for the Swiss book prize 2012

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The young orthodox Jew Mordechai Wolkenbruch, short Motti, has a problem: The women, his resolute mother suggests him as marriage candidates, all resemble her.

They all stand in sharp contrast to Laura, Motti’s dapper fellow student – but which unfortunately is a shiksa: She wears pants, owns a beautiful shawl, drinks gin and tonic and uses indecent expressions.

Assailed with doubts, Motti starts to think: Is his predefined path of a Jewish orthodox marriage really right for him? His obedience to his Mama with her resolute methods start to fade. Instead his passion for Laura grows.

Things take their course – Motti may soon conclude: Even shiksas do not have all their “marbles“.

Genre Comedy | Comedy Thomas Meyer | Direction Michael Steiner | Producer Hans Syz, Anita Wasser | Distributors DCM Schweiz, Deutschland

TATORT ZWEI LEBEN von Walter Weber

Commissars Reto Flückiger and Liz Ritschard are called upon to investigate a mysterious case: An unknown person falls from a bridge directly in front of a long-distance bus. The man carries no ID and is drugged up to the eyeballs with medicine.

Who is the dead person? Is this a case of suicide or are the drugs a clue that points at murder? The bus driver is the only one who may have witnessed something, but he is heavily traumatised by the incident...

Genre TV thriller | Screenplay Felix Benesch | Producers Hans Syz and Susann Henggeler | Co-Producers SRF / ARD / ORF | Camera Stéphane Kuthy | Music Fabian Römer

Cast Stefan Gubser, Delia Mayer, Stephanie Japp, Michael Neuenschwander, and many more.

DI SCHÖNI FANNY von Sabine Boss

Entwicklung Kinospielfilm | Nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Pedro Lenz

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Drei eigenwillige Künstler aus der Kleinstadt Olten versuchen sich mehr schlecht als recht in ihrem Dasein zu behaupten. Sie nennen sich Künstler, reden ihr Leben schön und suchen vorallem Wertschätzung. DI SCHÖNI FANNY ist eine herzbewegende Geschichte über Freundschaft, Selbstvertrauen und Selbsttäuschung.

Autor Pedro Lenz | Drehbuch Simone Schmid | Regie Sabine Boss | Produktion Turnus Film (Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger) | Verleih TBA | Cast TBA

TATORT NOTSTANDSRECHT

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Dreh Winter 2017

Gülsha & Noemi von Hansi Voigt

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Entwicklung transmediale Doku-Serie

Autor Pedro Lenz | Drehbuch Simone Schmid | Regie Sabine Boss | Produktion Turnus Film (Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger) | Verleih TBA | Cast TBA

DER MANAGER (engl. The manager) by Sabine Boss

Development of a feature film | based on the suicide case of Pierre Wauthier of the Zurich Versicherung

Finance prodigy Lukas (35) moves to Zurich with his family to take up the CFP position of the Walser Group.

Shortly thereafter German Brockmann is appointed as the new chairman. With aggressive expansion strategies he wants to radically restructure the company against the wishes of the Swiss CEO. In Lukas he seeks an ally and pushes him to peak performances.

After the multi-million dollar acquisition of a Japanese consortium Lukas reaches his limits – limits he can’t reveal to anyone. He slips into a spiral of excuses and self-deception, which ultimately leaves him only one last way out of this vicious circle. In his suicide note he is censorious of Brockmann.

The case makes quite a splash in the media. While his wife Anna has to live with the consequences and Brockmann is discharged with a high severance, the executive committee has thanks to the stock market launch made large profits.

Genre Drama | Screenplay Martin Rauhaus | Producers Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger | Co-Producers DIE FILM GMBH München | Distributor Ascot Elite Film

Cast Ulrich Tukur, Max Simonischek u.v.m

DIE SCHLANGE (engl. Snake) by Luki Frieden

Development of a feature film

This thriller revolves around father Markus Sutter (42) who buys a harmless snake for his young son and himself. One day the reptile escapes.

He not only loses the animal, this is also the beginning of a disastrous affair with young, mysterious Linn (23), who helps him catch the snake.

Linn skillfully intrudes into the family life and destroys the family idyll with a sophisticated, sinister plan.

Genre Psychological thriller | Screenplay Luki Frieden, Jasmin Hoch | Producers Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger

Cast TBA

UN NEMICO CHE TI VUOLE BENE (engl. An enemy that wants the good) by Denis Rabaglia

Development of a feature film

On a rainy night professor Enzo Stefanelli coincidentally rescues the life of a 30 year old Mafioso. In return for this gesture the killer promises him to kill an enemy of the professor.

Against the professor’s will, he sets off in search of a potential enemy in hiw environment, disrupting the previously structured life of the professor.

What if it is true that each of us has an enemy that has to be gotten rid off? After initial skepticism Enzo decides to open up his eyes to his life and the people who surround him…

Will Enzo be able to identify his true enemy?
And how will the killer, who has become Enzo’s only friend, behave?

Genre Comedy | Screenplay Heidrun Schlef, Fabricio du Mauro, Denis Rabaglia | Producer Michael Steiger | Co-Producer White Wolf Milano | Distributor Filmcoopi

JAKOBS ROSS (engl. Jacob’s horse) Direction: TBA

Development of a feature film | based on the novel JAKOBS ROSS by Silvia Tschui

Under degrading conditions Elsie works as a maidservant at a home of a textile manufacturer in Wädenswil in the 1870s.

The daughter of the house discovers Elsie’s musical giftedness and asks her father to allow Elsie to study music in Florence. Instead of helping the maid, he abuses her sexually. Soon after, pregnant by her tormentor, Elsie is married to Jakob, a horse servant, and deported to a paltry lease in Finstersee.

Jacob dreams of owning a horse, of social advancement via hard work and rigid saving.

When Elsie falls in love with a yenish musician, who promises to elope with her to Florence, Jacob learns about their plan and the yenish clan is murdered by a horde of villagers.

Elsie, pregnant by her yenish lover, witnesses the massacre and lapses, after an unsuccessful suicide attempt with yew berries, into a deep depression. This forces the fmilkman’s child, which he baptizes Söpheli, he cossets and nurses Elsie in his clumsy way henceforth with great dedication.

Genre Drama | Screenplay Urs Bühler | Direction TBA | Producers Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger | Co-Producer Dor Film Wien/Vienna | Distribution Ascot Elite Film

P26 by Tobias Ineichen

Development of a feature film | Save Switzerland! Otherwise we’ll save it!

The unsuccessful journalist Georg Mangold finally wants to score with a great story: He wants to solve the murder, which happened in 1990 in Bern surrounding the former secret army P-26 shortly before its unmasking.

Thereby he steers Rico, head of the p-26, through a time tunnel into the year of 2015. There he has no other choice than hiding the reactionary P-26 activist at his place. Rico is the exact opposite of Mangold, a bon vivant and bold warhorse, who is dedicated to a task wholeheartedly: to defend the sovereignty of Switzerland and organize resistance in the case of an overrun by the Soviet army.

However, times have changed. The Cold War is over. But the more Rico learns about the present time, the clearer it is for him: The case of emergency for which he has been preparing himself all his life, is present. Switzerland is no longer sovereign. The country has already been overrun by the enemy. Only that today the enemy does not come from the East but from the West.

Together with Mangold, Rico therefore starts his battle to liberate Switzerland from the American surveillance terror…

Genre Satirical comedy | Screenplay Urs Bühler, Martin Maurer | Producers Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger

POSTRAUB (engl. Mail robbery) by Dani Levy

Development of a feature film | A film based on a true story

September 1997: A group of young second-generation immigrants plans to attack the Fraumünster post office in Zurich. To the surprise of the entire group the coup succeeds.

More than 70 million Swiss francs are ready to be collected; however, the getaway car is too small and the thieves “only“ take 53 millions.

But what is there to do with all the money? After all, they have no plan… The criminals flee in all directions: to Italy, Germany, Lebanon and southern Spain. However, they will not get away with it. The police has taken after the thieves and eventually locks them all up.
To this day, around 26 million Swiss francs still remain unfound.

The world still wonders about the daredevil feat in the supposedly safest place on earth. The determination is hard and thrilling police work, at which end the laughter has changed sides.

Genre Drama, based on a true story | Screenplay Dani Levy und TBA | Production Hans Syz, Michael Steiger, Anita Wasser

Cast Walt Disney Studios (Switzerland LTD)