Global Screen's THIS CRAZY HEART pick-up marks first collaboration with Constantin Film – After three weeks 1.5 million admissions in Germany and still growing

Jan 16th, 2018

Global Screen has picked up the worldwide sales rights of THIS CRAZY HEART, directed by Oscar nominee Marc Rothemund (“Sophie Scholl”, “My Blind Date With Life”) and produced by Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film.

THIS CRAZY HEART is a moving true story of joy and hope for the next day, of dreams and intense friendship. When 30-ish rich kid Lenny has to take care of 15-year-old David, who’s suffering from heart disease, it’s the beginning of a wild adventure. Lenny fearlessly breaks all the rules to fulfil his young friend’s every wish. Together, they figure out what really matters in life.

German superstar Elyas M’Barek ("Suck Me Shakespeer", "Who Am I") plays the leading role, while Philip Noah Schwarz delivers a big screen debut at his side. Marc Rothemund has directed the story with ample feeling and quick pacing. 

Alice Buquoy, Senior Sales & Acquisitions Manager Theatrical at Global Screen: “Our team loves the movie, its humanity, and its universal story that will also fascinate an international audience.”

"We are very pleased about this collaboration with Constantin Film and believe that THIS CRAZY HEART will be one of the strongest titles at the upcoming EFM”, says Anke Beining-Wellhausen from Global Screen.

Producer Martin Moszkowicz adds: There are very few movies that capture an audience emotionally like THIS CRAZY HEART. This magical picture has already been a huge theatrical success in Germany. We look forward to working with Global Screen to bring it to audiences worldwide.”

THIS CRAZY HEART is based on the eponymous bestseller written by Lars Amend together with Daniel Meyer who suffers from a heart condition. The feature film is a production of Constantin Film in collaboration with Olga Film. It was produced by Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben, with Viola Jäger and Harry Kügler serving as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Maggie Peren and Andi Rogenhagen. The film received funding from FFF Bayern, the FFA, and the DFFF.

Global Screen will start selling THIS CRAZY HEART at the EFM where the film will have its market premiere.