MMC Movies co-production THE MILAN PROTOCOL celebrates world premiere at the 66th Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival

In Mannheim-Heidelberg, newcomer director Peter Ott, actresses Catrin Striebeck and Dima Zandi as well as Christoph Bach with producers Mehmet Aktas and Jörg Gruber will present the film to the public for the first time.

Theatrical release is January 18, 2018, distributed by Realfiction.

Here is the movie trailer:

When Germany's most renowned international newcomer film festival opens the curtain tonight for ten days of exciting world cinema, so too will Director Peter Ott his highly explosive agent thriller THE MILAN PROTOCOL in competition and for the favor of the audience. He will be accompanied by performers Catrin Striebeck as well as Christoph Bach and the producers Mehmet Aktas and the cameraman Jörg Gruber.

Movie poster The Milan Protocol
Movie poster "The Milan Protocol" © Realfiction

World premiere:
Saturday, November 11 / 17:00 Cinema II in Heidelberg

Repeat performances:
Sunday, November 12 / 14:00 - Cinema I / Heidelberg
Sunday, November 12 / 22:00 - Kino im Stadthaus I / Mannheim
Monday, November 13 / 19:00 - Kino im Stadthaus II / Mannheim
Tuesday, November 14 / 20:00 - Cinema I / Heidelberg
Wednesday, November 15 / 16:00 - Kino im Stadthaus I / Mannheim

THE MILAN PROTOCOL is a production of mîtosfilm (Mehmet Aktas) in co-production with WDR (Andrea Hanke), HR/ARTE (Jörg Himstedt / Birgit Kämper ) and MMC Movies Cologne (Bastie Griese / Philip Borbély), supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and DFFF.

The film was shot on original locations in the border area between northern Iraq and Syria and in the MMC Studios shot in Cologne.

Theatrical release is January 18, 2018, distributed by Realfiction.

About the content:
The German doctor Martina works in the Kurdish region in Iraq on the border to the "Islamic State". She has contacts with the Kurdish units in Syria and regularly travels across the border to treat fighters. During one of these border trips, Martina is kidnapped by a Sunni group because they suspect a weapons transport. Although the group is affiliated with IS, it also pursues its own interests and conceals the valuable captive from IS. The BND intervenes and the involvement becomes more and more opaque.

Does Martina have anything to do with the weapons transport? Which side is she on? Who can she trust? The thriller unfolds a suspenseful, dense plot mesh of the conflicting political interests of the various groups and actors.

Photo: © Realfiction