Gentle Man en route to US
by Annika Pham
The Norwegian film A Somewhat Gentle Man [+see also:
interview: Hans Petter Moland
film profile] by Hans Petter Moland has been sold by Copenhagen-based TrustNordisk to Strand Releasing in the US.
The Paradox produced gangster comedy started attracting buyers’ attention at this year’s Berlinale, where it screened in official competition and won the Berliner Morgenpost Audience Award. Other territories sold so far include Benelux (Wild Bunch), Switzerland (Xenix), CIS/Baltics (Maywin Media), Germany/Austria (Neue Visionen) and Poland (Vivarto).
The film was released domestically by Nordisk Film a month ago and is still number six in the local top ten, with over 67,000 admissions so far. Nordisk will launch Gentle Man in Sweden on May 14.
Strand Releasing plans to release the film in US cinemas before the end of the year. Other upcoming European titles on the US company’s slate include the French films The Girl on the Train [+see also:
film profile] by André Téchiné, Bluebeard [+see also:
film profile] by Catherine Breillat and The Refuge [+see also:
film profile] by François Ozon.
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