LAGO FILM GMBH

COMPANY PROFILE

 

Lago Film is a Berlin-based company founded by film producer Marco Mehlitz in 2004, producing international as well as German movies. The first international thriller SURVEILLANCE was directed by Jennifer Lynch and selected for the official program out of competition in the Cannes film festival. Furthermore it received the „best picture“ award at Sitges Film Festival in 2008. In 2009 the $50 Mio. production of Mr. NOBODY was next for Lago Film. It was co-produced with France, Belgium and Canada and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. A DANGEROUS METHOD directed by David Cronenberg, starring Keira Knightly, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender was a German-Canadian co-production produced in 2010/11. The movie premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2011 and at Toronto Film Festival. Further international co-productions followed, such as Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013), starring Tilda Swinton (official selection Cannes 2013) and THE VOICES (2014) by director Marjane Satrapi with Ryan Reynolds in the leading role. Since autumn 2014 Lago Film increasingly produces for the German market. The film adaption of the best-selling novel TSCHICK by Wolfgang Herrndorf was directed by Fatih Akin and released to big success in German cinemas on September 15th 2016. 

 
 

PROJECTS

GOODBYE BERLIN

THE VOICES

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

 

A DANGEROUS METHOD

MR. NOBODY

SURVEILLANCE

 

Goodbye Berlin

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Original Title   TSCHICK

Year                 2016

Director            Fatih Akin

 DOP                 Rainer Klausmann

 

While his mother is in rehab and his father is on a 'business trip' with his assistant, 14-year-old outsider Maik (Tristan Göbel) is spending the summer holidays bored and alone at his parents' villa, when rebellious teenager Tschick appears. Tschick (Anand Batbileg), a Russian immigrant and an outcast, steals a car and decides to set off on a journeyaway from Berlin with Maik tagging along for the ride. So begins a wild adventure where the two experience the trip of a lifetime and share a summer that they will never forget.

 
 

The voices

 

Year                 2014

Director            Marjane Satrapi

DOP                 Maxime Alexandre

 

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush (Gemma Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.

 
 

Only lovers left

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Year                 2013

Director            Jim Jarmusch

DOP                 Yorick Le Saux

 

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers, the underground musician adam (Tom Hiddleton), deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover Eva (Tilda Swinton). Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska)...

Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

 
 

A DANGEROUS

METHOD

 

Year                 2011

Director            David Cronenberg

DOP                 Peter Suschitzky

 

On the eve of WWI, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought. 

 
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Mr. Nobody

 

Year                 2009

Director             Jaco Van Dormael

DOP                 Christophe Beaucarne

 
 

MR. NOBODY tells the life story of Nemo Nobody (Jared Leto), a 118-year-old man who is the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality. On his deathbed, Nemo shares his life story with a reporter and reviews the choices he made along the way. Yet even with his last breath, a pivotal decision awaits to conclude his destiny.

 
 

surveillance

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Year                  2008

Director            Jennifer Chambers Lynch

DOP                 Peter Wunstorf

 

When FBI agents Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman) arrive at a local police station to investigate a series of gruesome murders, there are three witnesses with three differnet stories of the roadside rampage. However, as the agents begin to expose the fragile little details each witness conceals so carefully with a well practiceed lie. They soon discover that uncovering ‚the truth’ can come at a very big cost.