FRENCH EXIT is the web presence of German filmmaker Matthias Luthardt.
Here you will find all information about his films, workshops and other projects.

May 2018


Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is supporting the script development of our German-French miniseries “Baby alone” (produced by Akzente Film, in coproduction with French Exit), written by Judith Angerbauer and Matthias Luthardt.
We are delighted!

April 2018

Now on youtube: our music video JE TE QUITTE!

Vocals: Odine Johne
Piano: Torsten Knoll
Lyrics: based on a poem by Ludovic Bablon, Odine Johne
Director and Editor: Matthias Luthardt
DoP and VFX: Alexander Sellschopp
Sound Design: Nick Buckton
Original Sound: Jean-Baptiste Moussarie
Actors: Maxwell Thomas Currie, Odine Johne, Torsten Knoll, Mathew Muldoon

February 2018

On the occasion of the Berlin Film Festival ARTE will broadcast, from Februar 17th on, the documentary series CineKino about European cinema. The episodes will be accessible online for three more weeks after the broadcast. More information here:

CineKino GERMANY
CineKino FRANCE
CineKino GREAT BRITAIN
CineKino CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA
CineKino BELGIUM
CineKino ITALY

September 2017


The documentary DIE GROSSE EVOLUTION / The Great Evolution (directed and produced by Matthias Luthardt, 2016) is now available as Video on Demand on Vimeo – follow this link!

June 2017


On Whit Monday, June 6th, the BR (Bavarian broadcasting) will show the documentary “24h Bavaria” “24h Bayern”, a real-time-documentary shot on June 6th in 2016, with 100 small crews. After “24h Jerusalem” and “24h Berlin”, I was again part of this adventure. My protagonist is Christian Pongartz, a drug squad officer working and living on the German-Czech-border.

March 2017


CINEKINO on Arte (German and French version):
Wednesday, 15.3.
21:45-22:10 CineKino Frankreich (directed by Laurent Heynemann)
22:10-22:40 CineKino Belgien (directed by Matthias Luthardt)
Wednesday, 22.3.
21:45-22:10 CineKino Deutschland (directed by Matthias Luthardt)
22:10-22:40 CineKino Italien (directed by Laurent Heynemann)
…and online available on Arte+7!

January 2017

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Happy and healthy 2017 to all of you!
Matthias Luthardt is currently working on “CineKino”, a documentary series about European cinema (10 episodes, 26 minutes each), produced by ZeroOne, Berlin and Idéale Audience, Paris. Episode 1 is portraying German cinema, episode 2 Belgian cinema. On Arte in March 2017.

August 2016

DGE Vorderseite DVD Kopie
DVD release of the documentary The Great Evolution by Matthias Luthardt! Online available: here!

July 2016

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July 22nd: German DVD release of our film WHITE SHADOW! German filmmaker Doris Dörrie is enthusiastic about it: “This film is awsome! Painful and, at the same time, full of beauty and big emotions.” More information: see Lighthouse Home Entertainment.

May 2016

Der Tag, an dem ich meinen toten Mann traf
The feature film Der Tag, an dem ich meinen toten Mann traf (directed by Matthias Luthardt, with Franziska Petri and Pasquale Aleardi) has been released on DVD, published by the label GOOD MOVIES! and from now on available in the stores (with English subtitles!). More information here.