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DCM acquires a stake in Wim Werner’s Road Movies

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Source: Gerhard Kassner / TIFF

Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders’ German film production company Road Movies and Berlin-based distributor-producer DCM have launched a partnership sees DCM take a stake in Road Movies and co-founder and partner Marc Schmidheiny become managing director of Road Movies.

DCM released Wenders’ two most recent films Anselm – The Rush of Time and the Oscar-nonimated Perfect Days in German-speaking cinemas.

The joint project will be a documentary entitled The secret of places, which is Wenders’ long term observation of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.

DCM, founded in 2010, was founded by Dario Suter, Christoph Daniel, Marc Schmidheiny and Joel Brandeis. It has established itself as a leading independent distributor in the German-speaking market with releases such asThe Artist, Quartet, and Moonlight.

It acquired stakes in the world sales company Rocket Science in 2016 and in the New York cinema operator Metrograph in 2018.

The company expanded into production on projcts including the five -film Bibi & Tina franchise directed by Detlev Buck, as well as Soleen Yusef’s Winners, the opening film of the Generation sidebar at the Berlinale this year. Schmidheiny said that they see themselves as partners in creating the space and opportunities to allow Wim Wenders’ inexhaustible creativity to be translated onto the screen.

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