Munich-based world sales company Global Screen has picked up international distribution rights to PLAN A, an inconceivable, yet true story that simultaneously moves and shocks and has never been told in the cinema before.
The film by the directors Yoav and Doron Paz (“Phobidilia”, “The Golem”) will tell the story of the dangerous and bold secret operation called Plan A. In 1945, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors plans an ultimate act of revenge for the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis.
The film boasts an internationally renowned cast including August Diehl as the male lead.
Germany 1945, Max (August Diehl), a Jewish Holocaust survivor, meets a radical group of Jewish resistance fighters, who, like him, lost all hope for their future after they were robbed of their existence and their entire family were killed by the Nazis. They dream of retaliation on an epic scale for the Jewish people. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Max starts identifying with the group's monstrous plans...
Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales & Acquisitions at Global Screen says: “It is a very special project because it tells a hitherto unknown, yet true story. Whoever I tell this story to is both fascinated and shocked and yet can understand the motivation. This planned act throws up such mixed emotions - as can only be shown by cinema -, but without any moralising. Finally, the film proves that the best revenge is to lead a happy and content life. “
Producers Skady Lis and Minu Barati comment: „Plan A addresses profound questions about justice, revenge and morality, dealing with the primal feelings of human nature after surviving unimaginable cruelties. This is an important and different kind of Holocaust film. Revenge is a strong primary feeling that releases a lot of destructive power and dangerous potential, even in people with a moral conscience. This conflict is the dramatic engine of this story.“
The Israeli co-producer Chilik Michaeli adds: „The time has come for the third generation of survivors to tell these stories, and it is also our duty to shed light on this part of our common history.“
PLAN A is being produced by Skady Lis (Getaway Pictures), Minu Barati (Jooyaa Film) and Israeli producers Chilik Michaeli and Avraham Pirchi (UCM). Polish producer Ewa Puszczynska is also on board.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July 2019.