daredo media’s latest Darling Berlin movie “Schmitke” is to be released on DVD on April, 29th and is now available in well-assorted stores and VOD platforms.

The tragicomic thriller tells the story of Julius Schmitke, played by the marvellous Peter Kurth. In Schmitke ‘s life, there is something lurking behind the bushes. Some mysterious growling from the forest, from deep within… When he is sent to the Czech-German border to repair a similarly unfortunate old windmill, things start to get strange. Very, very strange.

The director of the movie, Štěpán Altrichter said: “The film is based on a short story by the writer and screenwriter Tomáš Končinský entitled “Julius Schmitke slipped through death’s fingers like an awkward seal”, which immediately captured my interest. It is a story set somewhere between comedy and mystery, somewhere in the fog of the Ore Mountains, full of the atmosphere of this mysterious stretch of land, its history and its people. But first of all it’s the story of the inner world of an aging, clumsy man who is unable to participate in the world arround him. He shows us a feeling that we all know in today’s ultra-fast virtual world. It’s a journey into the mind of an unfortunate man, which makes us feel what we don’t allow ourselves to feel that much anymore.”

daredo media’s new Darling Berlin movie “Schmitke” is nominated in three categories for the Prize of the Czech movie critics association. Peter Kurth is on the list for Best Leading Character, sound engineer Philipp Schneider is nominated for Best Sound Design and director Štěpán Altrichter is talked about as Newcomer of the Year. The award ceremony will be held at the Archa Theatre in Prague on January, 21st and is broadcasted nationwide on TV.

Furthermore, “Schmitke” is also nominated for the Prize of TV and Movie Producers. Together with the Czech Lions – its nominees being announced in short time – these are the three most important film prizes in the Czech Republic.

The daredo team congratulates all the nominees on this great success and crosses fingers that the movie will win all the prizes it is nominated for.

Julius Schmitke is a fifty-seven-year-old German wind turbine engineer. He feels ill and his body creaks, crunches and groans with age. One day, he is sent somewhere to the Czech side of the Ore Mountains to fix one of his old models, a C 174 turbine that, mysteriously, will not stop creaking and squeaking, just like his own body does. But this is not the only mystery that awaits him. His colleague disappears, strange things happen, and Schmitke starts to “feel” the spirit of the forest around him. The more Julius wanders around the harsh and misty mountains, the more it surprises him that this entire expedition into the ominous and unknown jungle seems to be a return to old, familiar places within himself.

The director of the movie, Štěpán Altrichter said: “The film is based on a short story by the writer and screenwriter Tomáš Končinský entitled “Julius Schmitke slipped through death’s fingers like an awkward seal”, which immediately captured my interest. It is a story set somewhere between comedy and mystery, somewhere in the fog of the Ore Mountains, full of the atmosphere of this mysterious stretch of land, its history and its people. But first of all it’s the story of the inner world of an aging, clumsy man who is unable to participate in the world arround him. He shows us a feeling that we all know in today’s ultra-fast virtual world. It’s a journey into the mind of an unfortunate man, which makes us feel what we don’t allow ourselves to feel that much anymore.”

“Schmitke” – in cinemas in Germany from 5th November 2015.