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‘Corsage’ Actor Charged With Possession of Baby Pornography – The Hollywood Reporter

Austrian actor Florian Teichtmeister, who stars alongside Vicky Krieps in Marie Kreutzer’s Oscar contender Corsage, has been charged with possession of kid pornography. 

A court docket spokeswoman confirmed on Friday that authorities discovered some 58,000 digital pictures that includes pornographic depictions of minors, some as younger as 14, in Teichtmeister’s possession. His trial is about to start Feb. 8. He faces as much as two years in jail. 

Teichtmeister intends to plead responsible and assume full accountability, his lawyer Michael Rami mentioned in a press release to Germany’s dpa information company. “He confessed all through the investigation and all the time cooperated with the authorities,” Rami mentioned.

Teichtmeister’s lawyer argued that his shopper didn’t commit any prison acts straight towards the individuals depicted within the pornographic pictures, calling his offense a “purely digital crime.” 

In Corsage, Teichtmeister performs Emperor Franz Joseph, the husband to steer Vicky Krieps’ Empress Elisabeth. The movie is a fictional, feminist revisionist account of the nineteenth century monarch and her portrayal in such movies as Sissi (1955) starring Romy Schneider.

The interval drama premiered in Un Sure Regard in Cannes final 12 months and is Austria’s official entry for the 2023 greatest worldwide function Oscar. Corsage, which obtained a restricted home launch through IFC Movies in late December, made the 15-film worldwide Oscar shortlist.

Vienna’s Burgtheater on Friday introduced it terminated its contract with Teichtmeister, one of many theater’s ensemble members, after studying “with nice horror” of the investigation from the media. 

Requested for remark, IFC Movies mentioned, in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter: “We’ve got simply been made conscious of the costs towards Florian Teichtmeister and are deeply shocked and appalled,” including “we is not going to let the actions by one supporting actor reduce or invalidate the unimaginable work and achievements of the complete forged and crew of Corsage.”

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the producers of Corsage for touch upon Teichtmeister’s arrest. 


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