Sunday, August 21, 2016

1ST PHOTOS FROM PERIOD SET EPIC MOVIES 'INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE' WITH JAMES PUREFOY, ANEURIN BARNARD, 'THE EXCEPTION' OR 'KAISER'S LAST KISS' WITH CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, JAI COURTNEY, 'ALI AND NINO' WW1 EPIC DRAMA

'INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE
JAMES PUREFOY & ANEURIN BARNARD IN MOZART FILM
We're continuing our period set projects weekend today with first pictures coming from some of the new period set movies we're anxiously awaiting to see in the future, beginning with first photos coming from INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE a directorial effort of John Stephenson who is known as the special effects supervisor in Babe, English Patient, 101 Dalmatians, The Flintstones and many other classics. This time he directs a story of Mozart starring James Purefoy and Aneurin Barnard.
MURDER AND SCANDAL  
Appropriately shot in the Czech capital this costume drama portrays a few turbulent months in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous 18th century composer. A love story and a tragedy of epic proportions stars Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen, War & Peace) as the composer at a time when has been brought to Prague by the vain and self obsessed Baron Saloka. The evil aristocrat is played by James Purefoy, who himself isn't a stranger to costume drama having starred in Rome, Roots, Hollow Crown, Kamelot and many other period set series. Morfydd Clark, who recently starred next to Cate Beckinsale in Love and Friendship plays the beautiful soprano Zuzanna Luptak, who is betrothed to Saloka but falls in love with Mozart. Saloka, a psychopath, sexual predator and serial rapist, develops an overwhelming hatred that results in callous brutality and murder. Les Miserables Samantha Barks also stars.

FIRST 'THE EXCEPTION' PHOTOS
 WITH CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, JAI COURTNEY, LILI JAMES
A few photos are also available from World War One epic drama previously known as The Kaiser's Last Kiss and now THE EXCEPTION in which Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer and Janet McTeer lead the cast of the adaptation of Alan Judd’s novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, about German Kaiser Wilhelm II’s post-WWI exile in the Netherlands.The young cast is lead by Spartacus' superstar Jai Courtney and War and Peace's Lily James. Ben Daniels and Eddie Marsan also star.  Jai Courtney is a German soldier who tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

'ALI AND NINO
FIRST EPIC MOVIE PHOTOS
A few photos have also arrived from another big screen adaptation of a beloved book ALI AND NINO by Kurban Said which was showed at Sundance and is awaiting it's theatrical release. Directed by Asif Kapadia and starring international stars Adam Bakri, Maria Valverde and Connie Nielsen, it follows ALI AND NINO upper class teenagers living in Azerbaijan just before the outbreak of World War I. He is Muslim, and she is Christian, but despite their cultural differences, they love each other and get married despite the disapproval of their parents. When Ali takes her to spend several months in Persia, she realizes how much her freedom is being constrained. The clash between East and West and between traditional Muslim life and the twentieth century independence of her upbringing is very striking. Then the Great War breaks out, and things take a turn for the worse.

22 comments:

  1. Good fare on the boards for us today dahlink. Looking forward to Interlude in Prague. Those costumes look gorgeous-all that luscious fabric, the settings and the music will surely be fantastic.

    The Exception looks good as well. I like the plotline and don't really know much about the Kaisers time in exile. Hoping their is a spy as I love spy stories.

    Oh, the weather is finally gorgeous here. I'm on my way out for the rest of the day.

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    1. And Purefoy is always a nice actor!
      Have fun, dear, everybody here is inside, since we're following our teams at Olympics. We might beat Americans tonight in basketball and we won waterpollo gold yesterday :) Our ladies already won bronze and silver in basketball and voleyball :)

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    2. Congratulations on the gold in Waterpollo. Hope you guys win in basketball as well!

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    3. we lost from the Americans, but then again, who could ever beat those huge African Americans?

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    4. Those guys are tall aren't they. In Indiana they play basketball as soon as they can walk. Basketball is the biggest sport here. The state calls themselves the "Hurrying Hoosiers" I don't know what that means, except it has to do with basketball. Never seen a game myself.

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    5. we are also huge in basketball, probably the second nation in the world after USA, but we is very small and the fact that we got so many medals in like 4 out of 7 group sports at the Olympics, says a lot :) You know that my whole country has less citizens than an average US bigger city :) My city itself got two medals, one gold by a wrestler and one silver from basketball.

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  2. Interlude in Prague looks like my kind of film! :-)

    -Kati

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  3. I was also going to comment on those fabulous costumes in Interlude in Prague. Sometimes I do wish we still have the fanfare of getting all gussied up and going to rich balls like they did way back then. I am sure they were so much fun!

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    1. not for you ladies, them corsets made your lives shorter by half at least, methinks... In other news, I do pray that the hooded capes return into fashion in my lifetime....

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  4. Quite a bit of historic eye candy today. Sandal and music? Say it aint so! Riiight.

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  5. INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE looks promising, beautiful costume and such a wonderful place!

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    1. yes, Praha is such a gorgeous city indeed

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  6. I didn't know Mozart was a victim to tragedy! That show would be interesting to check out. Is it only available in Czech?

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    1. no, it will be shot in English :)

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  7. Interesting news. I enjoy Mozart's music and INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE looks intriguing.

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    1. that is the one you should not miss!

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  8. I love Christopher Plummer and Janet McTeer so definitely will go see "The Exception."

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    1. we love Jai oh mai Courtney, so it's a great cast minus that godawful wench James...

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  9. I really have a soft spot for murder and scandals, and fabulous clothes! I'm sold!

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