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Cannes Competition Film ‘Pacifiction’ By Albert Serra Sells Worldwide for Films Boutique (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International CorrespondentAlbert Serra’s “Pacifiction” has lured major distributors around the world following its critically acclaimed world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Berlin-based Films Boutique (“Lunana, a Yak in the Classroom,” “Charlatan”) is representing the film in international markets.“Pacifiction” stars Cesar-winning French actor Benoit Magimel (“Peaceful”) as a calculating French government official working in the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.
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Peacock Reveals Remaining 2022 Series Premiere Dates, Including ‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’ Starring Adam Devine and Sarah Hyland
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Ex-Nazi guard, 101, jailed for 5 years on 3,518 counts of conspiracy to murder
Nazi concentration camp where shootings, hangings and gassing were commonplace.The man, whose identity is protected by German law, is accused of being a guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during the Second World War.The man had denied working as one of Adolf Hitler's SS guards at the camp and aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners but the Neuruppin Regional Court sentenced him to five years in prison.READ MORE: 'First human to live past 150 years has already been born', claim scientistsIn the trial, which opened in October and was interrupted by medical problems, the man said that he had worked as a farm labourer near Pasewalk in north eastern Germany during the period in question.However, the court considered it proven that he worked at the camp on the outskirts of Berlin between 1942 and 1945 as an enlisted member of the Nazi Party's paramilitary wing, the German news agency dpa reported."The court has come to the conclusion that, contrary to what you claim, you worked in the concentration camp as a guard for about three years," presiding Judge Udo Lechtermann said, according to dpa, adding that in doing so, the defendant had assisted in the terror and murder machinery of the Nazis."You willingly supported this mass extermination with your activity," Judge Lechtermann said.Prosecutors had based their case on documents relating to an SS guard with the man's name, date and place of birth, as well as other documents.To get more stories from Daily Star delivered straight to your inbox sign up to one of our free newsletters here . For organisational reasons, the trial was held in a gymnasium in Brandenburg/Havel, the 101-year-old's place of residence.The man was only fit to stand trial to
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Kaley Cuoco bids farewell to beloved home as she announces big move
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