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(Blickpunkt Film) Netflix relies on Austrian originals with Elyas M'Barek

Netflix relies on Austrian originals with Elyas M'Barek

The streaming service Netflix is ​​intensifying its cooperation with Austrian production companies and announcing two new series projects and a film with leading actor Elyas M'Barek.

The streaming service Netflixannounces three new investments in the Austrian market on Tuesday with the two series "Kitz" and "Totenfrau" as well as the feature film "What we wanted". "We want to tell Austrian content with global appeal and are therefore enthusiastic about these three new projects, which unmistakably come from Austria in their own way," said Director Netflix Original Series DACH, Rachel Eggebeen. In this context, the streaming service also announced that the series co-production "Freud" with the ORF was accessed on Netflix by around 25 million households worldwide in the first four weeks of spring.

Play in the film "What we wanted" Elyas M'Barek and Lavinia Wilsona couple who really want to have a child. On vacation in Sardinia, however, an accident happens that completely changes your view of the world. Directs Ulrike Kofler, with Sandra Bohle and Marie Kreutzer wrote the script. It is a production by Film AG Produktions GmbH (Alexander Glehr and Johanna Scherz).

"With 'Kitz' we are developing a six-part series in close partnership with Odeon Fiction in which we are the co-creators Nikolaus Schulz-Dornburg and Vitus Reinbold behind the dark facade of the elegant winter sports resort Kitzbühel ", Eggebeen explained the new series project Maurice Huebner and Lea Becker. The screenwriters are Tanja Bubbel, Daniela Baumgärtl, Janina Dahse and Korbinian Hamberger. The series "Totenfrau" about the owner of a funeral home is produced byMona Film Production GmbH and Barry Films (Benito and Wolfgang Mueller) in coproduction with ORF and based on the book series of the same name by Bernhard Aichner.

The Director Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions DACH, Kai Finke, added: "It was not just since 'Freud' that we knew how exciting the film and series landscape in Austria was. We are delighted to be working again with ORF and, with Film AG, Mona Film and Barry Films, great partners for to have found this significant investment in the Austrian market. We would also like to thank the distribution of the film 'Was Wir Wollten', Picture Tree International who drew our attention to Ulrike Kofler's demanding title at an early stage. "

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