Constantin Film is presenting HAGEN VON TRONJE, based on the Wolfgang Hohlbein bestseller, directed by Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert, on both the big and small screens. A feature-length film and a series with six 45-minute episodes are planned. Production will start on this reinterpretation of the Nibelungen saga in 2020. It will be produced by Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben.
Wolfgang Hohlbein, whose book was published in 1986, turns the constellation of the Nibelungen saga completely upside down and yet in this way reaches its core: any means are justified in the struggle for power and love is a more powerful weapon than the sword. Have there ever been more contrary figures? Hagen von Tronje, the dark knight of the Nibelungen saga, becomes a lonely hero in this film. The last of the Vikings, in close conjunction with the ancient gods, stands for courage, loyalty and individual freedom. Siegfried, the most shining of all heroes and ruler of the Nibelungen, appears as an unscrupulous upstart here, the representative of an authoritarian regime based on a new religion, Christianity. Two great, shimmering figures in whose field of conflict the dramatic events unfold.
Cyrill Boss was born in Munich in 1974. He completed his course in directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg in 2003. Philipp Stennert was born in Göttingen in 1975. He completed his course in directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2004. Cyrill Boss und Philipp Stennert have been working as a writing and directing duo since 2000. Their first motion picture was THE VEXXER (2006). This was followed by JERRY COTTON (2010) and Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion (2012). Their most recent works were “Rivals Forever – The Sneaker Battle” and the highly acclaimed Sky series “Pagan Peak”.
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