Constantin Film AG is an established name in the German media landscape. Since its beginnings, with „The Neverending Story“ and „The Name of the Rose“, it has had a profound influence on German movies in the last 40 years – both domestically and internationally.
Cinema continues to be our passion, but it is just one of many.
Our aim today is to entertain everyone on all channels perfectly and at all times.
From the star-studded Wednesday sneak preview to the family TV movie on Sunday, from the movie theater seat to the couch or on the road, from the world premiere to the final episode of the series, from regional comedy to Hollywood blockbuster, for young or old, with depth or chill factor, we are driven every day by one single question:
To achieve this we use all the channels, stages of exploitation and technologies that are used for entertainment today. For this reason we do not think in terms of media but of formats:
We are the number one independent in Germany for the development, creation and distribution of self-produced and acquired film rights. Here, we exhaust all the steps in the exploitation chain – from cinema distribution and home entertainment to TV broadcasting or digital exploitation.
We create, produce and market exclusive, premium-quality series for TV and video on demand, produced nationally and internationally – binge-watch factor included!
Our successful non-scripted programming also covers a broad spectrum, ranging from fashion and quizzes to sponsored sports or branded content shows.
Some of the most significant films in the history of Constantin Film include the outstanding Bernd Eichinger production "Perfume - The Story of a Murderer", the Oscar®-nominated production "Downfall" and the Oscar®-winning "Nowhere in Africa", as well as the in-house productions and co-productions "The white Massai", "The Wave", "The Baader Meinhof Complex", "Vicky the Viking", "Fack Ju Goehte 1-3", "Das perfekte Geheimnis" and the hugely and worldwide successful "Resident Evil"- franchise.
In the segment of theatrical distribution, Constantin Film aims for a successful mixture of national and international in-house productions and co-productions and premium license deals.
One of its biggest hits of recent years has been "Fack Ju Goehte 1-3". The three films have attracted more than 21 million viewers in Germany alone. This makes the "Fack Ju Goehte"-trilogy the most successful German movie series ever.
Constantin Film’s distribution lineup for 2022 / 2023 will be as promising as ever, with premium in-house productions, international blockbusters and the best entertainment for the whole family.
The following release dates are scheduled for 2022 / 2023:
One of the many highlights of this year’s distribution lineup is STASIKOMÖDIE (19 May), the third part of Leander Haußmann’s East Germany trilogy. In it, the award-winning director and screenwriter from the Berlin Bohemian art scene sets a brilliant and superbly funny monument with actors in peak form such as David Kross, Jörg Schüttauf, Antonia Bill, Margarita Broich, Deleila Piasko and Henry Hübchen.
LOVE THING will be released on 7 July. The new film by successful author and director Anika Decker stars Elyas M'Barek as a big-time movie star who falls in love while on the run from the media and his own past. The film is a story of trials and tribulations, of love and betrayal, and of the joy and healing that come when you realize that if you want to be truly happy, you’re going to have to find yourself first. In addition to Elyas M’Barek, the star cast also include Lucie Heinze, Peri Baumeister, Alexandra Maria Lara, Denis Moschitto, Maren Kroymann, Jochen Schropp, Lucas Reiber, Anna Thalbach, Rick Kavanian, Linda Pöppel, Michael Ostrowski and many other guest stars.
We will also see reunions with a great number of beloved characters: the eighth Eberhofer adventure, GUGLHUPFGESCHWADER, starts on 4 August. Bavaria’s coziest village policeman has to deal not only with an unexpected addition to the family, but also with mafia debt collectors. All fans of the passionate love story of Tessa and Hardin should make no other plans for 25 August, because this is when AFTER FOREVER, the final part of the story based on Anna Todd’s international hit novels, is scheduled for cinema release.
Fall 2022 will also see the release of Doris Dörrie’s FREIBAD (1 September) and the film adaptation of Felix Lobrecht’s bestseller SONNE UND BETON (22 September), directed by David Wnendt and set at original locations in Berlin. And on 20 October the Berger family will soon realize that family vacations are not vacations at all in DER NACHNAME, the fast-moving sequel to the highly successful social comedy “Der Vorname” [“How About Adolf?”]. Once again, it will star Iris Berben, Christoph Maria Herbst, Florian David Fitz, Caroline Peters, Justus von Dohnányi and Janina Uhse.
And at Christmas (22 December 2022), Constantin Film will finally be presenting CAVEMAN, one of the most successful plays in the world, on the big screen. Director Laura Lackmann has adapted the eponymous play and filmed her own screenplay with a star cast: Moritz Bleibtreu and Laura Tonke star, supported by Wotan Wilke Möhring, Martina Hill, Jürgen Vogel and many others.
Looking forward to 2023, film fans can expect some of the finest movie entertainment with Bora Dagtekin’s new film and the reinterpretations of the legendary story of the Three Musketeers. Constantin Film will also be releasing two productions by and starring Til Schweiger next year.
In addition to distributing its own productions and co-productions, Constantin Film also distributes licensed content to German cinemas. It acquires the licenses to these films at international film markets. The films are then shown at the movie theater, on the television, exploited digitally and / or released on DVD. Constantin Film has been in very close contact with all TV broadcasters and streaming providers for years.
Home entertainment is another important market segment for Constantin Film. Since 2004 it has been exploiting the video and DVD rights of its own productions and licensed titles independently in cooperation with its parent group, Highlight Communications AG, and the distribution organization of Paramount Home Entertainment. This has made the Constantin Film brand one of the leading independent content providers on the German home entertainment market.
TV, Entertainment and digital media
In the constantly growing segment of TV, entertainment and digital media, Constantin Television, which was founded in 2006 as a group subsidiary of Constantin Film AG, has been concentrating on the development and production of all national and international productions of the company group that are not intended for cinema exploitation. This extremely important strategic segment is reaching more and more people and has thus been expanded considerably.
With successful TV programming such as "Dahoam is Dahoam", "Shopping Queen", "Genial daneben" and the streaming hit “LOL: Last One Laughing”.
With high-quality TV and Streaming productions such as “Perfume”, “The Typist”, “Shades of Guilt”, "The Un-Word", "Playing God", “We Children From Bahnhof Zoo”, "The Allegation", "The Palace" and "The Conference", the TV events “Ferdinand von Schirach: Enemies" and "KaDeWe" and international series such as “Shadowhunters” and "Resident Evil".
Additionally, Constantin Film has founded a new label in 2021 called Constantin Dokumentation in order to serve the growing market for outstanding and innovative documentaries. The label is under the umbrella of Constantin Entertainment as an independent unit. The projects that are ready to be filmed and those that are already in post-production include "Anwälte des Bösen - Zwischen Gesetz und Gewissen" (Sky) and "22. Juli - Die Schüsse von München" (Sky).
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