PRODUCTION: Latvian and Serbian Companies Attached to Kirill Serebrennikov’s New Project Disappearance

Latvia’s Forma Pro Films and Serbia’s Red Production are on board as producer and coproducer, respectively, of the new film by Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, Disappearance / DSPR (working title). German actor August Diehl stars as Josef Mengele during his years on the run from Paraguay to the jungles of Brazil. The shooting took place from June to August 2023 in Latvia and Uruguay, while the postproduction plates will be shot in Poland (Auschwitz), Argentina, Brazil and Serbia. Most of the postproduction is being done in Serbia. Serebrennikov penned the script along with Olivier Guez, who won the Prix Renaudot in 2017 for the book The Disappearance of Josef Mengele, on which the film is based. The cast includes Max Bretschneider, David Ruland, Dana Herfurth and Burghart Klaussner. The film is produced by France’s CG Cinema, Monaco’s Hype Studios, Germany’s Lupa Film, Lorem Ipsum (USA), France’s Arte France Cinéma and Scala Films, and Latvia’s Forma Pro Films. Serbia’s Red Production, Uruguay’s Cimarron and Mexico’s Piano are coproducing. No budget details have been disclosed so far.