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BERLINALE 2008 Market / Scandinavia

Trust/Nordisk closes half a dozen deals

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The new sales partnership Trust/Nordisk has sold Ole Bornedal’s Just Another Love Story [+see also:
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to Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment and Koch Lorber Films for the US and closed several deals on three other titles.

The Rotterdam winner Go With Peace Jamil [+see also:
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by Omar Sharwagi was sold to the Middle East (Shooting Star); the Generation KPlus entry Tale of Two Mozzies by animation specialists Jannik Hastrup and Flemming Quist Møller was sold to the Czech Republic/Slovakia (Bowline) and to the Middle East (Media International Pictures); and another animated film, Amazon Jack 3-Jungo Goes Bananas, co-directed by Quist Møller and Jørgen Lerdam, was sold to CIS (Voxfilm), Argentina/Brazil (Flash Star/Focus Filmes) and the Middle East (Media International Pictures).

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Trust CEO Rikke Ennis told Cineuropa that deals were pending on Simon Staho’s Heaven’s Heart [+see also:
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, selected at the Berlinale Special, and on the English-language horror film Dark Floors. For Ennis, the usually strong territories such as France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux were out in force, and she established new contacts in Portugal. Latin American buyers also showed greater interest in Trust/Nordisk’s line-up.

As for Lars von Trier’s much-anticipated Anti-Christ, Ennis confirmed that the film will start shooting this summer in Germany.

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