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Constantin Film AG has been a symbol of quality and success for nearly 40 years and has made a crucial contribution to the development and renown of the German film both at home and abroad. The company, which belongs to Highlight Communications AG, is the most important independent German maker and distributor of productions in the entire field of audio-visual fiction and non-fiction. Company activity is based on the five pillars of film production/procurement of rights, TV production, film distribution, home entertainment and licence trading/TV exploitation.

Constantin Film AG has released 36 of the 100 most successful German films of the last 15 years, including four of the Top 5: MANITOU’S SHOE (11.7 million viewers), DREAMSHIP SURPRISE – PERIOD 1 (9 million), SUCK ME SHAKESPEER (7.3 million) and FACK JU GÖHTE 2 (7.7 million). The FACK JU GÖHTE trilogy was concluded in 2017 with FACK JU GÖHTE 3 (currently 6 million viewers) and is now the most successful German film series of all time.

The film highlights of recent years 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 self-productions and co-productions “The White Massai”, “The Wave”, “The Baader-Meinhof Complex”, “Vicky the Viking”, "Look Who’s Back" and the globally successful “Resident Evil” series.

For 2018 the Constantin Film distribution line-up will once again be providing superb movie entertainment to suit every taste: releases include gangster drama NUR GOTT KANN MICH RICHTEN (25/01), a continuation of the popular FAMOUS FIVE series (FÜNF FREUNDE UND DAS TAL DER DINOSAURIER, 15/03), the movie debut of comedy star Bülent Ceylan, VERPISS DICH, SCHNEEWITTCHEN! (29/03), revenge thriller A BEAUTIFUL DAY (26/04) starring Joaquin Phoenix, which won two awards in Cannes, the latest Eberhofer adventure SAUERKRAUTKOMA (09/08) and Sönke Wortmann’s DER VORNAME (18/10).

In the field of TV, entertainment and digital media, Constantin Television, which was founded in 2006 as a group subsidiary of Constantin Film AG, pools the development and production of all national and international productions of the company group for which a cinema release is not planned.

Most recent successes include the multi-award-winning TV event “The Verdict” (2016) and the second series of Ferdinand von Schirach’s “Shades of Guilt” (2017). Currently “Dahoam is Dahoam”, “Die Protokollantin” and “Parfum” are being produced for Constantin Television. The Constantin Television division has also been internationally successful with the TV series “Shadowhunters”.

The business reports of Constantin Film AG from previous years can be viewed at www.highlight-communications.ch.