Franka Potente putting the finishing touches to her feature-length directorial debut, Home - Production / Funding - Germany/Netherlands/USA

Jake McLaughlin and Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates will star in Potente’s upcoming drama about an ex-convict. Franka Potente, who made her breakthrough in Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run, and then went on to play in big productions such as the The Bourne Identity and Taboo, is readying her feature-length directorial debut, Home. More than a decade ago, in 2006, her short film Digging for Belladonna celebrated its premiere at the Berlinale. Home will tell the story of 40-year-old Marvin Hacks, who comes back to his small Californian hometown after more than 20 years in prison, only to find out that his mother is terminally ill and that the locals have not forgotten the atrocity he committed. Despite the hostility of the people, Marvin tries to reclaim his place in society. He also takes a liking to a young woman, unaware that she is part of the family of the person.
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