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Beta sells Constantin’s ‘Effi’

Pic stars Jentsch, Koch

CANNES — Beta Cinema picked up world sales rights of Constantin Film’s period meller “Effi,” starring Julia Jentsch (“Sophie Scholl — The Final Days,” “The Edukators”) and Sebastian Koch (“The Lives of Others”).

Helmed by Hermine Huntgeburth (“The White Massai”) and produced by Guenter Rohrbach (“Das Boot”) for Constantin, pic is based on classic German novel “Effi Briest” by Theodor Fontane about a young aristocrat who’s married off to a much older count and starts having an affair with young officer. When her husband finds out, he kills the officer and banishes her from their home.

Huntgeburth will be following in the footsteps of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who adapted the novel in 1974 with Hannah Schygulla as Effi.

Principal photography is to kick off on Sept. 3 in and around Berlin.

Apart from “Effi,” Beta is pre-selling “Anonyma” for Constantin. Pic stars Berlinale-winner Nina Hoss (“Yella”) in a gruesome tour-de-force as a woman who’s trying to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of WWII.

Beta had previously sold “Downfall” for Constantin but missed out on “The Baader-Meinhof Complex,” the center piece of Constantin’s production slate, to Summit.

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