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Next For Amma Asante? 1940s Romantic Drama Featuring Mixed-Race German Girl & SS Officer

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 28, 2013 at 2:45PM

Next For Amma Asante? 1940s Romantic Drama Featuring Mixed-Race German Girl & SS Officer
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“I have another passion project called Where Hands Touch, which is a 1940s piece set in Germany,” she adds. The romantic drama centres on a mixed-race German girl and an SS Officer. “It cannot be another eight years. I have been inundated with scripts. I’m not going to leave myself in the same position as 2009 When Hands Touch collapsed due to the financial crisis but also I won’t work on something that isn’t a passion project for me.”

Words from British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante, director of the very well received period drama Belle, which debuted at TIFF last month, and which Zeba reviewed enthusiastically HERE.

The interview was given the Screen Daily, during which Asante as well as stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sam Reid, shared their thoughts on Belle's racial themes, opportunities for black actors and women, as well as what their next projects will be.

Fox Searchlight picked up Belle, itself also a period piece about the trials and triumphs of a mixed-race woman, for a first-half 2014 release.

Describing Where Hands Touch as a passion project in her quote above, it just might be Asante's next, provided all the various crucial elements come together. She might even cast Mbatha-Raw for it as well.

I should note that, assuming the project does become a reality, it'll be the 3rd film we've profiled in this year that's set in Germany under the Third Reich, as Germans of mixed race were being rounded up and rendered sterile. So you can fathom the kind of conflict Asante's film might include.

It will be her 3rd feature. The 2004 gritty and compelling South Wales-set drama that also tackled race, titled A Way Of Life, was her feature film debut, which she wrote the screenplay for as well. And for her work on that film, she was blessed with the BAFTA's (the british equivalent of the OscarsCarl Foreman Award for best debut by a British filmmaker, and was also named The Times Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.

It's currently available on DVD.

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