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DISTRIBUTION Germany

Kochendörfer joins X Verleih

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On April 1, 2007, Martin Kochendörfer will take over as head of sales, PR and marketing at Berlin-based distribution outfit X Verleih, where he will be working in close collaboration with Manuela Stehr and Stefan Arndt.

Kochendörfer will therefore be leaving Munich-based Concorde Filmverleih GmbH after more than 17 years of loyal service in different functions, including sales director since 1995.

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During his time at the outfit, he handled the distribution of Fargo, Rosenstrasse [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and more recent titles, such as Scoop [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and The Queen [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andy Harries
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
(see Focus).

Through the network of film professionals and directors he has built up over the past two decades, Kochendörfer will be more than able to promote X Verleih’s activities and plan the outfit’s future.

Surfing on the success of Dani Levy’s My Führer [+see also:
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film profile
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, X Verleih is now gearing up for the release of Bettina Oberli’s Swiss film Late Bloomers (March 29); Danish helmer Bille August’s Goodbye Bafana [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(April 12), an X Filme Creative Pool co-production that screened in competition at Berlin; Ralf Westhoff’s debut feature Shoppen (May 3); and Sam Gabarski’s Berlin title Irina Palm [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sam Garbarski
interview: Sébastien Delloye
film profile
]
, out in Germany this summer.

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(Translated from French)

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