Published On: Mon, Dec 7th, 2015

Coen brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ to open Berlin International Film Festival in 2016

Scarlett Johansson in Hail,   Ceasar,   cohen brothers


HAIL, CAESAR! is a satire set in the 1950s, at Hollywood’s Golden Age, when the studio run the show. The story follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. The cast including beloved stars including George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Scarlett Johansson,  Frances McDormand, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum.

The fascinating brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have been a prominent directors in cinema playground for more than 30 years. After their sensational debut ‘Blood Simple’ (1984), the Coens have enjoyed international successes with audiences and critics alike for films such as ‘Fargo’ (1996), an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, ‘No Country For Old Men’ (2007), which won three Academy Awards in the categories Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film and Best Director, ‘Burn After Reading’ (2008), ‘A Serious Man’ (2009) and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (2013).


Coen Brothers


In 1998, the Coen Brothers presented their brilliant comedy ‘The Big Lebowski’ in the Berlin Competition programme, and their dramatic western True Grit opened the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in 2011.

“It’s wonderful that Joel and Ethan Coen are once again opening the Berlinale. Their humour, unique characters and fantastic narrative skill are guaranteed to thrill the audience. Hail, Caesar! is the perfect start for the 2016 Berlinale, ” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.

HAIL, CAESAR! is produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, through Mike Zoss Productions and Working Title Films.

The film is released by Universal Pictures worldwide and will open in German cinemas on February 18, 2016.


George Clooney as Julius Caesar the roman emperor

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