Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to BLAME GAME, the latest production from Walker + Worm Film ("Picco", "Finsterworld", "The Garden"). With tour-de-force performances by A-listers Ronald Zehrfeld ("Phoenix", "The People vs Fritz Bauer"), Alexander Fehling („Homeland", "Labyrinth of Lies") and Axel Prahl ("Grill Point").
Written and directed by Philipp Leinemann, whose "The King's Surrender" screened at numerous festivals and won the award for Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival.
In BLAME GAME, intelligence expert Martin Behrens supplies information leading to a U.S. drone strike on a wanted terrorist. Then his lover Aurice - a smart political journalist - is killed in a terrorist attack, presumably as a payback for the drone strike. Martin starts to investigate on his own.
"BLAME GAME is a true discovery. With its surprising and unexpected twists, it lives up to the beloved classics of the political thriller and spy movie genre. Fehling and Zehrfeld surpass themselves with their extremely strong performances," says Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales and Acquisitions at Global Screen. "This red-hot thriller will keep international audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end." says Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales and Acquisitions at Global Screen.
Producer Philipp Worm says: "Blame Game is a gripping and highly charged political thriller. After his exceptional debut ¨The King's Surrender¨, Philipp Leinemann has now succeeded in delivering a masterpiece of German genre cinema. With Global Screen, we have a strong partner at our side for international sales, who has plenty of experience in the political thriller genre. We are pleased to be working again with Global Screen after „Finsterworld".
BLAME GAME is produced by Walker+Worm Film in association with ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel / ARTE and Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion, with funding from FFF Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), German Federal Film Board (FFA) and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).
The film is currently in postproduction and Global Screen will be presenting a first trailer for presales at Marché du film.