In Production: DIAMONDS – New Film by Bernd Gaul

    |    Wednesday, der 7. January 2015

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Bernd Gaul (NICO – IN MEMORIAM, CONEY ISLAND) now divides his time between Lisbon and Berlin to prep his next directorial outing after two decades of working as a producer, consultant and distributor. DIAMONDS (working title) is a stylized thriller parody set amongst compulsive gamblers and jewel thieves in the Portuguese capital. Gaul chose Lisbon, „a real internatonal melting pot“, as a location because of the city’s real-life historical connections to the diamond trade and its beautiful, unique light. Inspired by films like Godard’s „Made in the U.S.A.“ Sejun Suzuki’s „Tokyo Drifter“ and Jean-Pierre Melville’s „Le samourai“, Gaul is developing a color scheme that is not „realistic but uses colors in a very selected way, just like a painter deliberately reducing his palette.“ Gaul will alternate images in bold colors (like the diamond necklace pictured above) with scenes in stark black and white (see below).

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Confirmed cast members include German actor-director Timo Jacobs (whose directorial debut, the film biz satire KLAPPE COWBOY, is available on realeyz).

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Timo Jacobs in DIAMONDS (still from teaser)

DIAMONDS is slated to shoot this summer in Lisbon and Berlin for release in 2016.

Natalie Gravenor
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