Wir waren Könige is the first German movie mixed in Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive cinema sound format. An independent feature film production co-produced by ZDF and ARTE, Wir waren Könige will be released in Germany this summer.
“We are happy that we can add this German movie to our list of 20 feature films that are already confirmed to be mixed and released in our immersive cinema sound format during 2014,” said Brian Claypool, senior director of strategic business development at Barco. “What’s more, more than 25 post-production studios around the world have already installed the Auro-3D Studio System – and we’re now working with various postproduction houses in Germany to install the system in their facilities. Gaining momentum with exhibitors at Kino 2014 in Baden-Baden, moviegoers will soon be able to enjoy more German movies mixed in truly natural cinema sound.”
André Bendocchi-Alves, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer for Wir waren Könige, considers Auro 11.1 to be a fantastic tool for creating a truly natural and immersive cinema sound experience. "After 30 years in cinema sound, I can finally hear what I always thought it should sound like,” he said.
Written and directed by Philipp Leinemann, Wir waren Könige is a thriller that revolves around a SWAT team in which each member is fighting for his position as the ministry plans to cut several units in cost-saving measures. As the team is under special observation, and each team member needs to do his utmost, the tension and competition within the team grows.