She has already filmed with him and will soon be in front of the camera again for him. At the premiere of Fatih Akin's new film "Rheingold", Diane Kruger finds a lot of praise for the filmmaker.
The film "Rheingold" by director Fatih Akin celebrated its premiere at the Hamburg Film Festival with a large line-up of stars. Together with rapper Xatar, who provided the template for the gangster drama with his biography "Alles oder Nix", and leading actor Emilio Sakraya ("4 Blocks"), the 49-year-old successful director let himself be entertained by fans and friends in front of Hamburg's Cinemaxx cinema on Saturday evening to celebrate.
Kruger will soon play screen legend Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) in a German series directed by Fatih Akin. It's not her first collaboration: the actress, who was born in Lower Saxony in 1976, already had the leading role in Akin's feature film "Out of Nothing" (2017).
The film "Rheingold" traces the path of the rapper Xatar (40/ real name: Giwar Hajabi) from the socially deprived Brüser Berg in Bonn via prison stays to the top of the German charts. The official theatrical release will follow on October 27th. The performance is one of 22 premieres at the Hamburg Film Festival. A total of 110 selected feature films from around 60 countries will be shown in the five festival cinemas at the 30th Film Festival. Around 280 performances are planned in total.