Work in progress: a 45min-documentary for RBB about Berlin in autumn 1929, produced by zero one, written and directed by Matthias Luthardt. More details will follow soon!
FRENCH EXIT is the web presence of German filmmaker Matthias Luthardt.
Here you will find all information about his films, workshops and other projects.
The German Ministery of Culture supports the development of the feature film “The Homestory”, written by Matthias Luthardt and Constantin Lieb.
It´s the story about a young jewish journalist who, while working on a homestory about the glamorious couple Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou in Berlin 1932, gets trapped in private power struggles that reflect the political zeitgeist.
Here´s the press release.
On May 4th the real-time documentary “24h Europe – The Next Generation” will celebrate its TV premiere in Germany and France, Belgium and Finland (on, among other channels, ARTE, RTBF and YLE), from Saturday, 6 am to Sunday, 6 am – and will then be shown for one year online on the ARTE– and RBB-platform.
Under the direction of Britt Beyer and Vassili Silovic, Matthias Luthardt was among the 45 directors from all over Europe portraying one of the protagonists in their everyday life. Additionally, in close collaboration with Zero One Film, Basis Berlin and Concept AV, he directed most of the voice recordings for the German version. A journey through a versatile and vital Europe, showing that it´s definitely worth attending the next European elections on May 26th!
Find of the month:
The documentary WE NEED HOBBIES (54 Min., Germany 2004, written and directed by Matthias Luthardt) about hobby amateur filmmakers and their own programs for the local Public TV.
“This filmmaker found a fascinating story on his own doorstep. He also takes a compassionate approach to his subjects, he is full of respect for these everyday people in the suburbs. It is a well told story, funny, compassionate, and it is about TV. People making their own TV programs is really what documentary making is all about – telling their own stories.“ (Eric Gandini)
Nominated for the Silver Wolf Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2004. Click here to watch the film (with English subtitles).
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!
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
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: