Global Screen picks up Cold-War-Spy-Thriller “1989”

Mar 26th, 2019

It is going to be the Fall-of-the-Wall-Event-Thriller on the occasion of the 30th anniversary: German World Sales company Global Screen has picked up international distribution rights for gripping historical thriller “1989 – A SPY STORY”. Inspired by true events, it tells the story of a female Stasi agent, placed in the US embassy in the 1980s. When the Berlin Wall falls, she must expect to be uncovered any moment, but in a breath-taking cat-and-mouse-game, she sees a chance to possibly get off lightly…

Alexandra Heidrich, Head of TV Sales & Acquisitions at Global Screen, states, “1989 – A SPY STORY” is a true gem of high-end entertainment. It is fast-paced, highly atmospheric and features a top-notch cast. Knowing that several real-life Stasi spies until today live unexposed among us, makes the plot all the more relevant and intriguing.” 

“1989 – A SPY STORY” is produced by MOOVIE, a Constantin Film subsidiary, in co-production with rbb and ARD Degeto, supported by MBB and FFF Bayern. It is set for a primetime release on ARD Das Erste during fall, around the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9. Executive producer is Oliver Berben (“Look Who’s Back”, “Perfume”, “The Typist”), producer is Heike Vossler (“Bier Royal”, “The Verdict”). It is directed by Sven Bohse (“Ku’damm 56/59”) from a script written by Silke Steiner. It stars Petra Schmidt-Schaller (“Unknown”, “Runaway Horse”) and Ulrich Thomsen (“Festen”, “The International”) in the lead roles.

Global Screen will start selling the 120 min event movie at upcoming MIPTV. Among its other highlights rank the international family saga “The Master Butcher” and romcom “Stormy Weather”. Global Screen’s booth is located at Palais-1/K2.