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“Collective” director Alexander Nanau to EP Roast Beef Productions’ “Klarsfeld”

London- and New York-based Roast Beef Productions is partnering with Oscar-nominated director Alexander Nanau (Collective) on the documentary Klarsfeld, set to launch at the end of this year. Nanau will executive ...
April 20, 2021

London- and New York-based Roast Beef Productions is partnering with Oscar-nominated director Alexander Nanau (Collective) on the documentary Klarsfeld, set to launch at the end of this year.

Nanau will executive produce with Roast Beef Productions’ Mike Lerner and Martin Herring (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, The Square, Hell and Back Again) serving as directors.

For more than 50 years, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld (pictured) have hunted and confronted Nazi war criminals, tracking them down in places as far-flung as South America and the Middle East.

Now in their 80s, the husband and wife continue their activism against today’s Nazis and far-right extremists.

The 90-minute film will weave their past and present day story with personal testimonies from politicians, Holocaust survivors, fellow activists, friends and family members.

Klarsfeld will also tell the story of the love affair between Beate and Serge.

Fremantle is handling international sales.

Roast Beef Productions is behind such films as The KleptocratsThe Russian WoodpeckerBorn to be Free and The Departure.

Photo: Fremantle/Wilhelm Leuschner – picture-alliance – dpa – AP Image

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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