Re: [Sebastian Koch Club] Manipulation at Newport Beach Film Festival
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From: "luckylooser_no1" <luckylooser_no1@...>
Date: 05/06/2012 04:21 PM
Subject: [Sebastian Koch Club] Manipulation at Newport Beach Film
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Klaus Maria Brandauer and Sebastian Koch Thriller at Newport Beach Film
The award-winning Swiss political thriller "Manipulation" exposes the
scandalous story of the growth of the Swiss nuclear program, a program
which was not abandoned until 1988. Brandauer and Koch duel like titans in
a game of wits and will.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) - May 01, 2012 -
The Swiss award-winning political thriller "Manipulation" is an official
selection of the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF). This riveting
film starring Klaus Maria Brandauer and Sebastian Koch will screen at the
Islands Cinema 3 on Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30 pm.
MANIPULATION is a feature political thriller with relevance in today's
political climate. Like "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and before it,
"Smiley's People" is is a fictional thriller that comes very close to the
truth. It is based on the novel, "The Interrogation of Harry Wind" by
Walter Diggelmann and recreates post-WW II Switzerland in the 1950's. It
deals with a covert scandal by Swiss public officials involving nuclear
weapons technology; hence, its relevance today. The film features two
European stars from Oscar-winning films like "Out of Africa" and "Lives of
Others" in some of their strongest work in film. It is supported by a long
list of sponsors but, more importantly, by the Swiss government itself.
Zurich, 1956: During the Cold War a compromising photograph exposes a
Swiss star reporter as a Soviet spy. Unable to withstand the pressure, he
commits suicide in the interrogation room.
Special agent Rappold (Klaus Maria Brandauer -- Out of Africa, Never Say
Never Again, Mephisto) from the counter-espionage department is plagued by
doubt: Were the photographs really genuine? And why did the influential PR
advisor, Dr. Harry Wind (Sebastian Koch -- The Lives of Others, Black
Book), even have the photographs made? In a merciless cat and mouse game
with Dr. Wind as a manipulative storyteller, Rappold realizes that he
himself is part of a conspiracy.
"Manipulation" will screen at the Islands Cinema 3, 8:30 PM Tue, May 01
This Swiss feature film has been extremely well received by critics in
Switzerland inspiring comments from the Swiss press like, "the best Swiss
film in a decade," and "the Swiss 'Lives of Others." Renata Stachura
Poray, a Producer, and Co-producer of "Manipulation", says, "This is a
passionate film relevant to every person today. In a time when governments
appear to act contrary to the will of their people, these great actors
inspire us to consider our own inaction."
"Manipulation" will also screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Marche
Du FIlm on May 16th.
Individual tickets for the screening can be purchased online at the
Newport Beach Film Festival. (http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2012/
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