Franz, Adrian and Anastasia stumble through a world without consequences. They spend their time with visits from expensive flats by simulate interest to pay out of the pocket, pine-OPs, Triangle lessons, incest and poetry slams. Your search for identity degenerates to finding the right matching role. Frontal cotton is available as on stage with bandages on the palate.

The movie Frontalwatte starring Franz Rogowski, Gabi Heart, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Tom Lass etc. was the first movie directed by Jakob Lass in 2011 – before Love Steaks and Tiger Girl.

Theatrical release date: 14th of July 2016. For more information, please visit: www.darling.berlin.de.

Darling Berlin (daredo media) releases a 10-DVD Box Set “German Mumblecore” in cooperation with achtung berlin – new berlin film award. The first comprehensive overview of German Mumblecore Cinema that has ever been released – 10 DVDs with the best movies that contemporary German cinema has to offer, including a 60-page booklet written bei Urs Spörri, with tons of information, pictures and interviews, as well as a bonus DVD with three middle-long films that were never released on DVD before.

DVD 1: Love Steaks by Jakob Lass (“Cinema can hardly be more unpredictable and more exciting.” – Cinema; “Exceptional movie: “Love Steaks” – direct and feverish – is the kind of film that German cinema has been lacking for a long time.” – Der Spiegel) with Victoria star Franz Rogowski
DVD 2: Dicke Mädchen by Axel Ranisch (Grand Jury Prize for Best Movie at 23rd Hamburg Intern. Filmfestival)
DVD 3: Kaptn Oskar by Tom Lass (Tragicomedy with German Tatort star Amelie Kiefer)
DVD 4: Familienfieber by Nico Sommer (“A new hope for German cinema” – kinozeit.de)
DVD 5: Männer zeigen Filme & Frauen ihre Brüste by Isabell Šuba (This movie is experimenting with reality…)
DVD 6: Kohlhaas oder die Verhältnismäßigkeit der Mittel by Aron Lehmann (“An enchantingly funny declaration of love to filmmaking” – ZEIT)
DVD 7: Staub auf unseren Herzen by Hanna Doose (The last movie with German icon actress Susanne Lothar)
DVD 8: Liebe mich! by Philipp Eichholtz (“A highly intensive experience for all cinema lovers” – Spielfilm.de), starring Lilli Meinhardt, Berlin’ shooting star of 2015)
DVD 9: Klappe Cowboy! by Timo Jacobs (A cinematic experience that is too romantic, funny and serious to be true – taz)
DVD 10: Bonus DVD with three medium-length films: Der will nur spielen (Debut film of Axel Ranisch – first time on DVD!), Stiller Frühling (Debut film of Nico Sommer – first time on DVD) and Rebecca (which won the Grand Prize for medium-length movies at achtung berlin 2015 – first time on DVD), as well as clippings from interviews made at German Mumblecore Symposium at German Film Museum Frankfurt.

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Love Steaks was nominated even twice – not only director Jakob Lass was nominated for Best Feature Film Debut, also producer and composer Golo Schultz was honored with the first nomination for Best Soundtrack in his career. Congratulations to both nominees from our side and we wish great success at the award ceremony! The German Film Critics’ Association will award the prizes at the Berlinale on Monday, 9th February 2015 in the presence of the nominees and award recipients. The prize is being awarded in 12 categories to German films which were screened in cinemas during the past year.

The German Film Critics’ Award was first awarded in 1954 and is the only German film prize that is awarded solely by film critics. It does not consider economic, regional or political but only creative criteria and is thus an award with a large reputation.

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Director Jakob Lass tells his story in rapidly changing images that drag the viewer in the characters’ life in an almost hallucinatory way, and he doesn’t shy away from humor, too. „Love Steaks“ is a nice example for the fact that many movies are created at the editing suite, as the editing work is the most inspiring time for many directors. If the material that was created in the making of the film is so rich and colorful that it inspires the editor to new highs, movies are created, of such density and suggestive force that the audience forgets the cinema surrounding. „Love Steaks“ is “not only a movie but a gift to the audience which is simply brimming over with energy, enthusiasm, colors and love, and shows once again what cinema is able to achieve”, the Saarbrücken jury explains its decision.

„Love Steaks“ has won all four advancement awards at the Filmfest Munich for the first time in history, namely “Best Movie”, “Best Production”, “Best Theatrical Performance” and “Best Script”, it was awarded the Max-Ophüls-Preis at the Saarbrücken Film Festival in 2014 and it caused a sensation at several film festivals around the world (Slamdance, Karlovy Vary, Montréal et al.). For the label Darling Berlin and as the distributor, daredo is more than happy for the team winning all this prizes! Finally, „Love Steaks“ was also nominated for the German Filmpreis 2014.

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Some comments from the press about „Love Steaks“:

“Love Steaks“ is characterized by a nice schizophrenia of spontaneity and calculation, that testifies much more of a maverick approach to making movies than many other German newcomer hits have, that are also dealing with exploring the lifeworlds of Twenty- and Thirtysomethings. Just because the movie doesn’t follow the Hipster idea of stylizing the Zeitgeist but rather is dragging its style out of the Zeitgeist.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

“The hidden but relentless triumphal march of “Love Steaks“, the wittiest German comedy of the season, reminds of what happened to „Oh Boy“ two years ago, and to „Kohlhass“ last summer: finally, we have again popular movies that were not made from the willingness to compromise but from uncompromisingness.” (Franfurter Rundschau)

“Love Steaks“ opens the windows wide and admits reality to come in. And not this German pseudo-realism in movies, somewhere in between commercials and TV series, that is often so frustrating, but a virtually overwhelming here and now.” (Spiegel)

“Cinema as such cannot be more unpredictable and exciting!” (Cinema Magazine)

“Ingeniously improvised – this movie hits you right between the eyes!” (TV Spielfilm Magazine)

“„Love Steaks“ impressively shows that the Nouvelle Berlin Vague is definitely something to reckon with in the future.” (Zitty Magazine, Berlin)

“He and his team call it Fogma – the self-given rules that forbid artificial elements such as studio shoots but give room to spontaneity in order to let the ‘flow’ emerge. Which works perfectly here. To see how Lara and Clemens attract and repel each other is comical, touching and moving at the same time, it comprises an explosive force rarely to be found in movies.” (AZ, Munich)

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„Love Steaks“ is “not only a movie but a gift to the audience which is simply brimming over with energy, enthusiasm, colors and love, and shows once again what cinema is able to achieve”, the Saarbrücken jury explains its decision.„Love Steaks“ has won all four advancement awards at the Filmfest Munich for the first time in history, namely “Best Movie”, “Best Production”, “Best Theatrical Performance” and “Best Script”, it was awarded the Max-Ophüls-Preis at the Saarbrücken Film Festival in 2014 and it caused a sensation at several film festivals around the world (Slamdance, Karlovy Vary, Montréal et al.). For the label Darling Berlin and as the distributor, daredo is more than happy for the team winning all this prizes! Finally, „Love Steaks“ was also nominated for the German Filmpreis 2014.

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love-steaks-release.jpgThe German independent hit “Love Steaks” – one of the six nominees for the German Film Prize – has just started in cinemas over Austria and entered the Austrian movie charts at #18 right after the first weekend. Together with its partner Polyfilm GmbH, daredo media has brought the movie that was produced and directed by students of Germany’s most respected film university HFF Konrad Wolf to the screens of Austria. The movie was awarded with many prizes, for instance at the Filmfest München, at Karlovy Vary and Rotterdam, it has won the Camerimage and Slamdance Festival prize and the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken.

„We were sure that ‘Love Steaks’ would be a great success also in Austria, but we haven’t expected the movie to enter the charts at such a high position“, daredo media’s product manager Andreas Stumpf said. „This is also great news for Switzerland where ‘Love Steaks’ will be released in late August.“The web portal of Austria’s leading magazine for economics, money and politics has announced the theatrical release of our flagship movie “Love Steaks” in Austria: With „Love Steaks“ the makers tell a love story in which two ways of life collide: “do good” versus “live hard”. Clemens and Lara are having a tough time living out those principles within their traditionally hierarchical workplace. Yet that’s how they meet, love and challenge one another. Eventually “doing good” will do harm. And “living it hard” will leave you weak. A fight for love evolves. The filmmakers call the new concept behind the movie ‘Fogma’, which was inspired by Lars von Trier’s Dogma rules but represents completely different aspects of filmmaking. To fit in the Fogma method, the two actors worked with the hotel staff even when not shooting. By not using written dialogue they could actually participate in real procedures. The actors followed a skeleton script, but constantly had to react to the real world around them. For six weeks the hotel employees very strongly related to the story, shaped it and pushed the scenes to a new intensity.

Full announcement (in German): www.format.at; Trailer: Love Steaks

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Our little raw flesh love story has just won both the Outstanding Award in Film Editing and the Grand Prize at the First Time Fest of the Museum of Moving Image in Manhattan, which took place from April, 3rd until April, 7th 2014 in New York! This is an incredible honor for the film’s cutter Gesa Jäger, who contributed a good portion to the ingenuity of the movie with her unbelievable talent. The jury has confirmed this in its statement: “The Outstanding Achievement in Editing goes to Gesa Jäger for Love Steaks (Germany), whose editing work – lively, adventurous and precise – brilliantly captures both the breakneck pace of restaurant work and the more languorous, tentative pace of budding romance.” Congratulations, Gesa!!! But there was still more to come – the jury also considered Love Steaks as a whole such a great movie that they awarded it with the Grand Prize of Theatrical Distribution – and this will certainly help us a lot in bringing Love Steaks into cinemas all over the U.S.! Enjoy the jury’s statement here: “Love Steaks (Germany), the Grand Prize Winner of Theatrical Distribution from Cinema Libre Studio, is a beautiful love story, told with candor, that evokes the behind-the-scenes madness of the restaurant and resort world. Funny, audacious, touching, and brilliantly acted and directed.” What else could be said…?

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“Love Steaks” starts in cinemas over Germany

Director Jakob Lass tells his story in rapidly changing images that drag the viewer in the characters’ life in an almost hallucinatory way, and he doesn’t shy away from humor, too. „Love Steaks“ is a nice example for the fact that many movies are created at the editing suite, as the editing work is the most inspiring time for many directors. If the material that was created in the making of the film is so rich and colorful that it inspires the editor to new highs, movies are created, of such density and suggestive force that the audience forgets the cinema surrounding. „Love Steaks“ is “not only a movie but a gift to the audience which is simply brimming over with energy, enthusiasm, colors and love, and shows once again what cinema is able to achieve”, the Saarbrücken jury explains its decision.„Love Steaks“ has won all four advancement awards at the Filmfest Munich for the first time in history, namely “Best Movie”, “Best Production”, “Best Theatrical Performance” and “Best Script”, it was awarded the Max-Ophüls-Preis at the Saarbrücken Film Festival in 2014 and it caused a sensation at several film festivals around the world (Slamdance, Karlovy Vary, Montréal et al.).

For the label Darling Berlin and as the distributor, daredo is more than happy for the team winning all this prizes! Finally, „Love Steaks“ is listed in the pre-selection for the German Filmpreis 2014, the six final nominees being announced tomorrow, Friday the 28th of March.

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Some comments from the press about „Love Steaks“:“Love Steaks“ is characterized by a nice schizophrenia of spontaneity and calculation, that testifies much more of a maverick approach to making movies than many other German newcomer hits have, that are also dealing with exploring the lifeworlds of Twenty- and Thirtysomethings. Just because the movie doesn’t follow the Hipster idea of stylizing the Zeitgeist but rather is dragging its style out of the Zeitgeist.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)“The hidden but relentless triumphal march of “Love Steaks“, the wittiest German comedy of the season, reminds of what happened to „Oh Boy“ two years ago, and to „Kohlhass“ last summer: finally, we have again popular movies that were not made from the willingness to compromise but from uncompromisingness.” (Franfurter Rundschau)“Love Steaks“ opens the windows wide and admits reality to come in. And not this German pseudo-realism in movies, somewhere in between commercials and TV series, that is often so frustrating, but a virtually overwhelming here and now.” (Spiegel)“Cinema as such cannot be more unpredictable and exciting!” (Cinema Magazine)“Ingeniously improvised – this movie hits you right between the eyes!” (TV Spielfilm Magazine)“„Love Steaks“ impressively shows that the Nouvelle Berlin Vague is definitely something to reckon with in the future.” (Zitty Magazine, Berlin)“He and his team call it Fogma – the self-given rules that forbid artificial elements such as studio shoots but give room to spontaneity in order to let the ‘flow’ emerge. Which works perfectly here. To see how Lara and Clemens attract and repel each other is comical, touching and moving at the same time, it comprises an explosive force rarely to be found in movies.” (AZ, Munich)

More information: Love Steaks; Cinemas: www.kino-zeit.de

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Each year, the Saas-Fee Film Festival shows movies from Switzerland and its neighbouring countries. The feature film competition of the Saas-Fee Filmfest is interested in free, personal, innovative cinematic approaches and strong, moving stories which challenge viewing and thought habits. „Love Steaks“ has fulfilled these demands entirely and wins the Grand Prize, which was received by main actress Lana Cooper in Saas-Fee. From the Jury’s statement: „Love Steaks“ is a nice example for the fact that many movies are created at the editing suite, as the editing work is the most inspiring time for many directors. Of course, at the editing suite can only be composed what script, direction and actors, what camera and art direction have been delivering. But if the material that was created in the making of the film is so rich and colourful that it inspires the editor to new highs, movies are created, of such density and suggestive force that the audience forgets the cinema surrounding. For this very own way and the highs in editing that it made possible, the Prize of the International Jury goes to „Love Steaks“.Matching to this, there is already an Austrian distributor for the movie: Polyfilm AT brings „Love Steaks“ to the Alpine Republic’s cinemas at the 23th of May, whereas the film starts in cinemas in Germany already at 27th of March.

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Not long ago, daredo media has expanded its business area and is now also an active player in motion picture distribution – and this with a bang right from the start! Our very first project “Love Steaks”, directed by the talented Jakob Lass, has already gained high attention in the business – despite it was produced with just a minimum budget but with a maximum of lifeblood – by winning all four advancement awards at the Filmfest Munich for the first time in history, namely “Best Movie”, “Best Production”, “Best Theatrical Performance” und “Best Script”, and by having caused a sensation at several film festivals around the world (Slamdance, Karlovy Vary, Montréal et al.).In January 2014, the movie was listed in the pre-selection for the German Filmpreis and is thus qualified for the nomination process. It gets a viewing slot at the Berlinale 2014 will make a run at the LOLA. Produced at the Film and Television University “Konrad Wolf” (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg (Producer: Ines Schiller and Golo Schultz) in cooperation with Mamoko Entertainment, Love Steaks starts on March, 27th 2014 on the new “Darling Berlin” label, distributed by daredo media in cooperation with Ferleih, in cinemas all over Germany.