Green light for the theatrical production “Ruth” (AT) by Alice Brauner: The Media Board Berlin-Brandenburg supports the project of the CCC Filmkunst with 150,000 euros, more money comes from the Film Foundation NRW (200,000 euros) from the DFFF and the FFA as well as from the co-production partners ZDF, Arte and MZ Michael Zechbauer film. Filming is expected to start soon.
For the main roles producer Brauner could commit Hannelore Elsner and Max Riemelt. The cast also includes Sharon Brauner, Andreas Schmidt and Aylin Tezel. Director will be Uwe Janson, his TV-Movie “Minister” is currently nominated for the German Television Award. The screenplay for “Ruth” wrote Grimme Award winner Thorsten Wettcke after a presentation by Stephen Glantz. It was revised by Volker Kellner.
The music will be composed by Martin Stock, who already got marvellous critics for his composition for the last CCC production WUNDERKINDER.
DoP is Peter Joachim Krause, highly praised for his TV-Event-Movie “Heroes – Your Country Needs You” (RTL 3.10.13),  who worked together as Second Unit DoP in some Roland Emmerich movies like “Independence Day”, “Godzilla” and “Stargate”.
Filming will begin in November, is expected to be shot in Berlin and Nordrhein-Westfalen. The German Distributor Camino Filmverleih will release “Ruth” probably in 2014, Global Screen is in charge of world sales.
The dramedy tells the story of Ruth, an elderly, sharp-tongued woman with traumatic childhood experiences that meets Jonas, a desperate young man who has actually completed with his life. The chance encounter developed for both a very special relationship.