Good Exit for NonStop
by Annika Pham
Exit, the new feature film by Swedish filmmaker Peter Lindmark, starring Mads Mikkelsen, was sold to Germany (Galileo Medien) and is in negotiations for several other territories, including the UK, Greece, Spain and Japan, according to NonStop Sales executive Judith Toth.
The film had its market premiere at the latest AFM and was NonStop’s most popular title due to Mikkelsen’s star appeal and the genre, “an edgy thriller with unexpected twists”, as described by the sales company.
Paid, the other new title on NonStop’s AFM line up also attracted buyers’ interest: the English-language Dutch film noir directed by Laurence Lamers is being negotiated with the UK and Brazil.
After the success of vampire film Frostbite [+see also:
film profile] by Anders Banke, sold throughout the world and recently to Portugal (Cinema Novo), Japan, Indonesia and Ukraine, these are the kind of genre films that NonStop is acquiring for international distribution according to Toth, who is head of acquisitions for the Stockholm-based company.
In Tallin to discuss potential new pick-ups at the Baltic Event (December 3-7), Toth was very enthusiastic about the five year-old co-production market. "There is a lot of talent here, there is an increase in international co-production and the film industry is coming up with more commercial projects with international appeal", she stressed. "I’m looking forward to acquiring Baltic projects in the future".
In the meantime, she’s already getting ready for Berlin, where she will present for the first time at the market the first Finnish computer animated film , The Emperor’s Secrets by Riina Hyytïa, along with three new feature films to be announced soon.
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