'Curtiz': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's biopic on 'Casablanca' director
Powerful and gripping, the 1942 film 'Casablanca' is still a treat for cinema lovers, more than 70 years later.
Directed by Michael Curtiz, the film was set during the Second World War and revolved around an American expatriate who is compelled to choose between an old flame and helping her and her husband, a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Germans.
The film won the Academy Award For Best Picture, and Curtiz received the award for Best Director. Julius J Epstein and Philip G Epstein were honored with Best Screenplay.
However, there were several problems involved with the production. In the latest Netflix film titled 'Curtiz', the biopic tells the story of the film's director Curtiz, whose dysfunctional relationship with his daughter as well as a political intervention, complicated the filming of 'Casablanca'.
'Curtiz' will release on Netflix on Wednesday, March 25.
The official synopsis of the film reads: "Driven and arrogant, film director Michael Curtiz deals with studio politics and family drama during the troubled production of 'Casablanca' in 1942."
The film stars Ferenc Lengyel, Evelin Dobos and Declan Hannigan. Lengyel is a Hungarian actor, known for films like 'Strike Back', 'Parkolo' and now 'Curtiz'.
Dobos is known for films like 'Easy Living' and 'Egynyári kaland'.
Hannigan's film career began when he was cast in John Sayle's 'The Secret of Roan Inish' in 1993 and has continued since in films such as 'Good, The Martian' and 'Atomic Blonde'. He will next be seen in 'The Terror', an upcoming series for AMC.
Tamas Yvan Topolanszky has helmed the film 'Curtiz'. His other work includes 'Letter To God' and 'DVNA'.
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