I have seen the movie, but it failed to occupy my memory... anyway:
Yes, the A400M propellers are contra rotating, and more specifically DBE as you described. I am not 100% sure, but I'm willing to bet all A400M's ever produced have this configuration.
So if the propellers seem to rotate in the "wrong direction" there are two possible causes:
- it is an effect caused by camera shutter speed in relation to propeller rpm. This may make the propellers seem to rotate in ever which way, or even stay still, as you can see in this youtube video.
- the whole scene is cgi, so there actually is no real plane involved. My money is on this...
The propeller blade angle in A400M, as in any larger modern propeller aircraft is adjustable.
This type of propellers, or the governor adjusting the blade angle (pitch) of the propeller to be precise, are typically constructed in such a way, that when the engines are off, there is no oil pressure, and the blades are set in feathered position. So when the engine starts up they will be feathered, and when the engines are shut down, the propellers will adjust to feather. This is basically a safety feature to minimize drag in engine failure situation. To prevent thrust from forming during and immediately after start, the propeller adjustment is set to feather by pilot, this prevents the propeller angle change as oil pressure in the system rises and governor would otherwise start to adjust the blade. As you commented below, it is totally possible the scene is played in reverse, as the blade position would be the same in both shut down and start.
The picture you posted in the question shows propellers in feathered position, so they are not producing thrust. If this is a screen capture from a scene where the plane is taking off, it most definitely is cgi. With propellers feathered, the plane will not be gaining speed, and definitely not taking off.