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New Inga Lindström Films for ZDF


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Four new films in the successful Inga Lindström series are currently being made for ZDF, with ZDF Enterprises distributing the collection, which will soon count 92 90-minute movies.

In the first film, tentatively titled Inga Lindström: The Most Beautiful Wedding in the World, the romantic Lena (Magdalena Hoefner) wants to save a run-down hotel. To do this, she unceremoniously models it into an event location for weddings. But one of the first customers is, of all people, Lena’s ex-boyfriend Anton (Julian Bloedorn), who causes long-forgotten feelings to flare up again. Lena has to decide what she wants: her old love affair with Anton, her current relationship with Sören (Philipp Lind) or a flirtation with the charming but completely unromantic Charlie (Jonas Minthe)? The film is directed by Matthias Kiefersauer, who also wrote the screenplay.

In the second film, Rose Petals in the Sand (working title), Catrine (Nadine Menz) and Pelle (Stefan Gorski) meet on the beach of Hillasund and immediately fall in love. They have no idea that they are linked by a tragic fate that cost Pelle’s mother her life many years ago. Their love threatens to fail due to reproaches, pain and feelings of guilt. Christiane Sadlo wrote the screenplay, and Marco Serafini is the director.

Butterflies in the Stomach (working title) follows as the relationship of sisters Liv (Sinja Dieks) and Smilla (Maxine Kazis) is turned completely upside down. Because Smilla falls for the cargo pilot Love (Max Woelky), biologist Liv agrees to take a closer look at his butterfly station. In the process, Liv realizes that love can be something completely unscientific. The director will be Stefanie Sycholt, who also wrote the screenplay.

In On the Streets of Sörmland (working title, the fourth new film adaptation, Elli takes a job undercover as a chauffeur for Lucas Hansen. For Hansen is the right-hand man of the entrepreneur Viggo Berg, who threatens the traditional inn of Ellis’ family. But the deeper Elli delves into Lucas’ world, the closer the two of them get—and a destructive family secret emerges. The film is directed by Oliver Dieckmann, who wrote the script together with Aline Ruiz.

The Inga Lindström series is produced on behalf of ZDF by Bavaria Fiction (producer: Stephan Bechtle), an affiliated company of ZDF Enterprises. Filming is expected to go until September 2021.








About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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