It made plenty of headlines when it came out that a SPIEGEL journalist had made up stories. Based on Juan Moreno’s book «A Thousand Lines of Lies», Michael Bully Herbig has now used the true story as a template for a media satire. At the center of “ A Thousand Lines ” is the freelance journalist Romero ( Elyas M’Barek ), in whom a suspicion is growing. Is his publicly acclaimed and award-winning colleague Lars Bogenius ( Jonas Nay) a swindler? But Bogenius is the star and hope of a major German news magazine, and so Romero’s concerns about its stories are echoed in empty space. But the journalist continues to investigate, jeopardizing his career and even his family.
“The best film of the year”, “A new genre is born”, “Frighteningly good” or “A turning point for the cinema” is what the first teaser trailer for “A Thousand Lines” says, all of which of course alludes to the theme of the film are invented, fake press reviews. And for everyone who can’t tell from the meaningless media magazines, the trailer rubs it in their face: protagonist Lars Bogenius quickly changes one of the headlines. «By far Herbig’s best film» is calculated as «By far Herbig’s most honest film».
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» A thousand lines » can be seen in German cinemas from September 29, 2022. In addition to Elyas M’Barek and Jonas Nay, the ensemble also includes Michael Ostrowski, Michael Maertens, Jörg Hartmann, Marie Burchard, Sara Fazilat and Kurt Krömer.
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