"Die Rüden" celebrates world premiere at the Hof Film Festival

Friday, October 25, 2019 becomes Connie Walther's feature film "The Males"., which is largely invested in the MMC Studios was shot, its World premiere with the Hof Film Festival celebrate

About the film:

Four convicted violent criminals, three highly vicious dogs and a woman ready to go into battle against helpless institutions and the cycle of violence. But above all against their own doubts about redemption from evil.

"The Males" is a journey to the center of humanity that is as impressive as it is disturbing.

The males - MMC Studios
The 'Die Rüden' set at MMC Studio 50. In the arena, young violent offenders meet menacing dogs. © Tom Trambow

Production Notes:

The prisoners in "The Dogs" are portrayed by young men with acting training, but also a biography of violence in real life. The dogs are not trained movie dogs, but real problem cases with high aggression potential.

The concept for the feature film comes from director and Grimme Award winner Connie Walther and dog trainer Nadin Matthews.

In front of the camera of Birgit Gudjonsdottir stand Nadin Matthews, Ibrahim Al-Khalil, Constantine Philippe Benedict, Ali Khalil, Marcel Andrée, Sabine Winterfeldt, Robert flour, Gerd cobbler and Mathis Landwehr.

The males - MMC Studios
The basic construction of the 'The Males' set was created by the MMC Art Department. © Tom Trambow

The film is a production of the hands-on producers GmbH, Cologne, in co-production with zero one film, Berlin, and SWR in cooperation with ARTE.

He was sponsored by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg and the FFA Filmförderungsanstalt.

Filmed was shot on 33 days in the studio and on location in Cologne and Baden-Württemberg.


"The Males" at the 53rd Hof International Film Festival:

Oct. 23, 2019, 3 p.m., Casino: Preview

Oct. 25, 2019, 9 p.m., City: premiere with director Connie Walther and all cast members

10/26/2019, 10:30 a.m. and 12:25 p.m., Scala: Additional screenings.

More information about "The Dogs" at the Hof Film Festival: hofer-filmtage.com/festival-films/die-rueden

More information about the film: dierueden-the-film.com

Cover photo: The males © hands-on producers / Tom Trambow