Yoav and Doron Paz’s Plan A ready for release
- The Holocaust revenge drama, based on Israeli historian Dina Porat’s book Nakam, is being sold worldwide by Germany’s Global Screen
Writer-directors Yoav and Doron Paz’s Holocaust revenge drama Plan A [+see also:
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Variety, which first reported the news, dropped the picture’s first trailer this week. The script, based on a true story and Israeli historian Dina Porat’s book Nakam, is set in Germany in 1945. It follows a man called Max (played by August Diehl), a Holocaust survivor, who meets a group of Jewish vigilantes. Together they develop a plan to take monstrous revenge against the German people for the Holocaust: to poison the water system in Germany and kill 6 million Germans.
Playing alongside Diehl are actors Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049 [+see also:
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The two helmers reported having interviewed real-life conspirators, known as “The Avengers”, and described their film as “a gripping true story that deals with the most primal and natural human instinct – pure revenge”, giving “the audience a new perspective about the Holocaust” and confronting “powerful feelings of revenge, justice and morality”.
Plan A is being produced by Skady Lis for Getaway Pictures (Germany) and Minu Barati of Jooyaa Film (Germany), and co-produced by Chilik Michaeli and Avraham Pirchi for Israel’s UCM. Munich-based firm Global Screen is the film’s international sales agent, which recently sealed a raft of distribution deals. The drama will be released by Menemsha Films in North America; Signature in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand; New Select in Japan; Twelve Oaks Pictures in Spain; NOS Lusomundo in Portugal; Danal Entertainment in South Korea; and CaiChang in Taiwan.
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