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BERLIN 2015 Market/Germany

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Dramas in competition sell well at Berlin

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- BERLIN 2015: German sales outfit The Match Factory has announced its first deals at the EFM

Dramas in competition sell well at Berlin
45 Years by Andrew Haigh

Even before its world premiere in the Berlinale competition, Andrew Haigh’s intense drama 45 Years [+see also:
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, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, had been sold by The Match Factory to Piffl Medien in Germany, Filmcoopi in Switzerland and ABC Cinemien in Benelux, as well as to Madman for Australia and New Zealand.

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There is also strong interest in the German competition entry As We Were Dreaming [+see also:
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by Andreas Dresen (Stopped on Track [+see also:
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, Cloud 9 [+see also:
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, Summer in Berlin [+see also:
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), which is based on the multi-award-winning debut novel by Leipzig-based author Clemens Meyer and takes place shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. The script for this story about friendship and betrayal is written by Dresen together with Wolfgang Kohlhaase. Sophie Dulac in France, Filmcoopi in Switzerland, Ama Films in Greece and MCF in the former Yugoslavia picked up the picture. The German release is handled by Pandora Film.

The Alba Rohrwacher starrer Sworn Virgin [+see also:
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by Laura Bispuri is also being presented in competition. The drama is released in Italy by Istituto Luce Cinecittà and in France by co-producer Pretty Pictures, while Greece's Ama Films pre-purchased it.

Another hot title in the Berlinale competition is the vibrant buddy drama Victoria [+see also:
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by German writer-director Sebastian Schipper (Gigantics, A Friend of Mine [+see also:
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), who shot the whole movie in one take, without any cuts. The first scenes to be shown have proven that the thrilling atmosphere generated by the characters is contagious and thus perceptible among the members of the audience.

The Match Factory also picked up the drama The Burglar by Hagar Ben-Asher, which is co-produced by Germany's Rohfilm, French outfit Les Films du Poisson and Cinema Group in Israel.

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