Everyone loves rowdy teacher Zeki Miller, but he is less enthusiastic about his new job at Goethe High School. He‘s only a teacher because crime, his real passion, didn‘t pay. He hates getting up early, deal with rebellious students and correct all that homework. And his power-hungry boss Principal Gerster wants his help in outdoing her bitter rival, the elite Schiller Collegiate by stealing their Thai partner school from under their noses during a class trip. Her ultimate goal is to boost the image of Goethe School so high that it becomes the poster child for a new campaign launched by the Ministry of Education. But nothing is further from Zeki‘s mind than taking his „mental midgets“ on an international journey. But he is compelled, when he finds out that a part of some loo t he had stashed away ended up in a donation container on its way to Thailand – thanks to a mishap initiated by colleague Lisi Schnabelstedt. He has no other choice but to go on the trip to get back the diamonds hidden in a stuffed animal. Miller volunteers to take his students to a small Thai village. Once in Southeast Asia, Chantal, Zeynep, Danger and friends let it all hang out in an endless display of social awkwardness. And as if Zeki didn‘t have enough to do with the wild teacher-student battles, the brutal competition with Schiller Collegiate pits Miller against Schiller‘s conceited uber-teacher Hauke Woelki whose singular goal is to end Miller‘s career once and for all.
|Title||Fack Ju Goehte 2|
|Running Time||115 min|
|Directed by||Bora Dagtekin|
Constantin Film Produktion
|Original title||Fack ju Göhte 2|
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SCREEN DAILY: Record-breaking 'Fack Ju Göhte 2' scores international sales
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VARIETY: High-School Comedy ‘Fack Ju Göhte 2’ Breaks German Box Office Record
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MEDIABIZ: Kinocharts Deutschland: Für die Geschichtsbücher!
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VARIETY: CANNES: Picture Tree Gives Market Premieres to ‘Adama,’ ‘Midwife’
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Local hits such as Fack Ju Göhte 2 helped score a record year in Germany - even before the release of Star Wars.
The German box office faced a record year in 2015 even before the Dec 17 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which had taken more than $80.4m (€74m) by the beginning of the New Year (until Jan 3) The first nine months of 2015 had seen German cinemas selling 90 million tickets and posting $819m (€754m), a year-on-year increase of 14.7% and 16.7% respectively over 2014, thanks to blockbusters such as Fast & Furious 7, Fifty Shades Of Grey and the local hits Honig Im Kopf and Fack Ju Göhte 2.
Andreas Rothbauer’s Picture Tree Intl. has inked multiple distribution pacts on its movies following this month’s American Film Market, including further sales for high-school comedy “Fack Ju Goehte 2” (F–k You Goehte 2), which has grossed $70 million after 10 weeks in its native Germany. The Berlin-based sales company has closed two key deals in Europe following the market premiere of “Fack Ju Goehte 2” at AFM: Italy went to Medusa and France went to SND. PTI also sold the film to A-Z Films for French Canada. Buyers from further territories are in negotiation. Previous territory sales on the film have included Czech Republic/Slovak Republic (Cinemart), Hungary (Big Bang), Russia (Luxor), former Yugoslavia (2i), and Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan (Fil Vision).
Italy and France are ready to laugh at German blockbuster comedy Suck Me Shakespeer 2. Picture Tree International signed deals with Italian distributor Medusa and France's SND for the school-days laffer, Bora Dagtekin's sequel to his 2013 hit, starring Elyas M'Barek, Jella Haase and Karoline Herfurth. The movie, which has grossed more than $66 million in Germany, also went to A-Z Films for French Canada and has was pre-sold across Eastern Europe and Russia.
Picture Tree also found buyers for more serious titles on its slate at the American Film Market, with Finnish war drama The Midwife going to Lighthouse for Germany, Entermode for South Korea and Vinery Intl. for Chinese release, among others; and artist biopic Egon Schiele nabbed by New Select for Japan, TCast for South Korea, A-Z Films for Canada and Cinemart for the Czech Republic, among other deals.
Picture Tree Intl., one of Germany’s youngest film sales companies, has quickly managed to
gain a foothold in Europe’s most dynamic market with an eclectic lineup that ranges from
Bora Dagtekin’s high school comedy “Fack ju Goehte 2” — the most successful German film
of the year — to Dieter Berner’s upcoming biopic “Egon Schiele,” about the famed Austrian
Established in 2013 by Andreas Rothbauer, former head of sales and acquisitions at Beta
Cinema, Picture Tree handles up to 12 features a year, including mainstream and arthouse
crossover productions from Germany and abroad.