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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Kick Film scores $1.1 mil for 'Goodbye Tibet'

July 12, 2008

'Nanga Parbat' also gets subsidy from fund body
By Karsten Kastelan
Hollywood Reporter (USA)
July 10, 2008

BERLIN -- Munich-based producer Kick Film on Thursday scored a
700,000 euro ($1.1 million) subsidy from local funding body Film
Fernseh Fonds Bayern for "Flucht aus Tibet" (Goodbye Tibet), loosely
based on the real-life story of a female photojournalist who led a
trek of Tibetan refugees across the border.

Jorg Bundschuh will produce for Kick Film, with Zurich-based
Snakefilm on board as a co-producer. Franka Potente and Dorka Gryllus
are set to star, with Maria Blumencon writing and directing.

Another FFF subsidy went to Perathon Film for Josef Vilsmaier's
"Nanga Parbat," the true story of climbers Reinhold and Gunther
Messner's 1970 climb of the famed mountain. Only Reinhold returned
and has since been dogged by accusations of abandoning his brother,
which he denies. FFF allocated 300,000 euros ($473,000) to the drama
starring Florian Bruckner and Karl Markovics.

Total funding for this round by FFF and the Bayrische Bankenfond was
6.3 million euros ($9.9 million), with 2.6 million euros ($4.1
million) split among five features.
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