COME TOGETHER

 

COME TOGETHER [WT] is a thought provoking, socially relevant and powerful crime drama.

 

Pitch: Mississippi, USA. Present day. A white supremacist about to carry out an attack wakes up in hospital after crashing his car and doesn’t remember anything including that he had racist beliefs.

 

Status: Preparation- shooting early 2025.

 

Starring Oscar nominee & BAFTA winner Tim Roth [RESURRECTION (Sundance 2022) and SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW (Disney/Marvel TV series)), SUNDOWN (Venice 2021 – nominated for Golden Lion), BERGMAN ISLAND (Cannes 2021 – nominated for Palme d’Or), Oscar & BAFTA winning THE HATEFUL EIGHT ($156m WW)].

Also stars Hiam Abbass [HELLRAISER reboot, Oscar & BAFTA winning BLADE RUNNER 2049 ($259m WW), HBO’s BAFTA & 9 Primetime Emmy winning SUCCESSION and GAZA MON AMOUR official selection TIFF & Venice 2020] who plays Alma a refugee Syrian doctor from Aleppo trying to forget past trauma who saves Charlie’s life at the scene of the crash.

From writer/director Oliver Schmitz [LIFE ABOVE ALL (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2010 – Winner François Chalais Award), SHEPHERDS & BUTCHERS (Berlinale Panorama 2016)].

 

Following Tim Roth’s breakout BAFTA nominated role in Stephen Frears’ THE HIT [Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 1984], he was nominated for an Oscar and won a BAFTA for his performance in ROB ROY [$31m WW]. He’s known for his collaborations with Tarantino in Oscar & BAFTA winning PULP FICTION [Cannes 1994 – won Palme d’Or – $214m WW], Oscar & BAFTA winning THE HATEFUL EIGHT [$156m WW] and RESERVOIR DOGS [Sundance 1992 – nominated for Grand Jury Prize], but Roth’s impressive body of work also includes festival titles like RESURRECTION [Sundance 2022], SUNDOWN [Venice 2021 – nominated for Golden Lion], BERGMAN ISLAND [Cannes 2021 – nominated for Palme d’Or].

 

COME TOGETHER is directed by Oliver Schmitz, a leading German & South African director who has made five films for cinema, four of which have premiered in official selection in Cannes. LIFE ABOVE ALL [Cannes Un Certain Regard 2010 – Winner François Chalais Award; National Board of Review USA – Winner NBR award; Winner SAFTA Golden Horn Best Film] was shortlisted for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. His latest film SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS premiered at the Berlinale in 2016. He is also a hugely successful German TV director, and his credits include the award-winning comedy series TÜRKISCH FÜR ANFÄNGER and DOCTOR’S DIARY, both of which have won Best Series at the German Television Awards & the German Comedy Awards, and a prestigious Grimme Prize.

 

The film is produced by Oliver Stoltz [LIFE ABOVE ALL, hit comedy SALAMI ALEIKUM [2009] and many others.

 

 

Synopsis: Calling into a radio station shouting racist ideology, Charlie [Tim Roth] crashes his car at high speed. Alma [Hiam Abbass], a Syrian refugee and former doctor, saves Charlie’s life at the scene. When they encounter each at the hospital where she works and he is being treated they become friends. Charlie doesn’t remember anything about his life, including that he had racist beliefs and was on his way to carry out a terrorist attack. After his estranged daughter finds a letter addressed to her in case of his death and the key to a lock up full of weapons she confides in Alma. They have to decide if they really believe he is a different person.

 

COME TOGETHER is an original high concept drama relevant to the world we are currently living in. The movie targets a core older Male and Female Audience as well as a supplementary arthouse audience keen on films such as INTOUCHABLES, GREEN BOOK, VICTORIA AND ABDUL, LEARNING TO DRIVE, WALTZ WITH BASHIR, FOUR LIONS…

 

Date

03/07/2022

Category

pre-production