The American film "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" had its premiere during the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on Feb. 9, 2013, in Berlin, Germany. "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" was directed by Fredrik Bond and stars Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen. The film is in competition with 25 other films vying for Golden Bear award, which will be presented by an international jury.
Gracing the red carpet premiere were Shia LeBeouf, Rupert Grint, Til Schweiger, director Fredrik Bond and Svenja Holtmann.
In "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," a guy falls for a woman who's claimed by a violent crime boss.
The film has received a little attention due to a statement by the star, Shia LaBeouf, that indicates that he ingested LSD on the set during the making of the film to make his performance appear "more real."
"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last month. The film is slated to be screened in Norway in September and in Denmark in November. A date for the film's release into U.S. theaters is not available at this time.
"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" is not yet rated and has a run-time of 1 hour and 48 minutes.
The Berlin Film Festival runs from Thursday, Feb. 7 to Saturday, Feb 16.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com