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European co-productions flood Dutch screens

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European co-productions flood Dutch screens

An impressive total of ten films will vie for the attentions of the Dutch ticket-buying audience this week, including several Dutch and European co-productions.

The most noteworthy releases are the impressive mounted Belgian productions Mr Nobody [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Jaco Van Dormael
interview: Jaco Van Dormael
film profile
]
and Dossier K. [+see also:
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.

The former, an English-language co-production by Jaco van Dormael that also involves France, Germany and Canada, goes out on a timid five screens for distributor Independent Films. The latter, a successful Flemish thriller set in the Albanian underworld in Antwerp, goes out on a more aggressive twelve screens courtesy of E1 Entertainment Benelux. Dossier K. was directed by Jan Verheyen and was co-produced by Dutch outfit Phanta Vision.

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Out on ten screens is the English-language Spanish box-office hit Agora [+see also:
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, courtesy of BFD.

British documentary Three Miles North of Molkom goes out on two screens through Wild Bunch, and goes up against the release of Dutch documentary Bardsongs from director and producer Sander Francken, which specialty distributor Cinema Delicatessen releases on six screens.

Two unusual gay love stories will also be released this week: historical lesbian drama Sea Violet [+see also:
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film profile
]
, from Italy, and gay male closet drama Undertow [+see also:
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]
, a co-production between Peru, Colombia, France and Germany, are both released on three screens by distributor Cinemien.

Two mainstream US productions are released this week: Killers with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher on a semi-wide 70 screens (A-Film), while She’s Out of My League goes out on exactly half that screen count for Universal Pictures.

Also out this week is the US/Canadian thriller Repo Men, with Britain’s Jude Law and Dutch star actress Carice van Houten; it invades 12 screens, again courtesy of Universal Pictures.

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