Zwischen welten

Set in the Hindu Kush ‘Welten’s’ Afghanistan lensing done in secret

The Match Factory has picked up international sales rights for “Zwischen welten,” the second feature from Feo Aladag, who helmed Germany’s 2011 Oscar entry “When We Leave,” also a Tribeca Fest best narrative feature and actress winner.

The Match Factory is initiating sales on “Zwischen welten” at the American Film Market.

Now in post, pic is set in the mountainous region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and centers on the friendship between a soldier, Jesper (Ronald Zehrfeld), and an interpreter, Tarik (Mohamad Mohsen).

“Zwischen welten” was lensed in the Mazar-i-Sharif and Kunduz regions in Afghanistan — the first foreign feature to shoot there, per the Match Factory — and had to be shot in secrecy. All Afghan parts were cast with non-professional actors to add authenticity to the film.

It is produced by Aladag’s shingle Independent Artists Filmproduktion, and co-produced by ZDF, Arte and Geissendorfer Filmund Fernsehproduktion.

John Hopewell contributed to this report.

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