No Cannes prizes for Louder than Bombs – but it was sold to 92 countries
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- CANNES 2015: Joachim Trier's third feature – Norway's first Palme D’Or contender for 36 years – has become the country's best-selling drama film of all time
Norwegian director Joachim Trier's Louder than Bombs [+see also:
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film profile], starring an international cast comprising Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid – Norway's first selection for the competition at Cannes for 36 years – did not collect any prizes, but it was licensed to 92 countries worldwide by Paris-based international sales agency Memento Films International.
“As far as I know, Ivo Caprino's fully animated The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975) and Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning's action-adventure Kon-Tiki [+see also:
film profile] (2012) are the only Norwegian films that have sold better; Louder than Bombs is certainly the best-selling drama film of all time, and there are still territories to be covered,” said Norwegian producer Thomas Robsahm, who staged the English-language production with Sigve Endresen and Joshua Strachan, for Oslo's Motlys.
Trier's third feature was acquired by The Orchard (for the USA), Soda Pictures (for the UK and Ireland), Sharemill (Australia and New Zealand), MFA (Germany), Stadtkino (Austria), Golem (Spain), Teodora (Italy), Remain in Light (Benelux), Frenetic (Switzerland and Liechtenstein), Alambique (Portugal), Seven Group (Greece and Cyprus), Scanorama (the Baltics), Provzglyad (Russia and CIS), Megacom MCF (the former Yugoslavia), Film Point Group (Poland), Vertigo (Hungary), Macondo (Romania), Bir Film (Turkey), Lev Cinema (Israel), Falcon (the Middle East), Sun (Latin America), Golden Scene (Hong Kong and Macau), Media Asia (China), Green Narae (South Korea), Maison Motion (Taiwan) and Picture Works (India).
Co-produced by Alexandre Mallet-Guy, of Paris' Memento Films, Denmark's Nimbus Film, and US companies Animal Kingdom, Beachside Film and Bona Fide, the film co-written by Trier's long-time collaborator, Norwegian writer-director Eskil Vogt, will be distributed domestically by SF Film and released in Norway next October.