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BERLINALE 2011 EFM / Scandinavia

NonStop goes Beyond the Border with Optimum

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NonStop goes Beyond the Border with Optimum

On the first day of the European Film Market (EFM), Scandinavian sales agent NonStop Sales has announced a deal with UK distributor Optimum Releasing on Swedish WW2 drama Beyond the Border (Gränsen) by Richard Holm. The film is one of five new titles the company is screening at the market.

The first part of a Swedish WW2 trilogy, Beyond the Border is an action-drama about the rescue of two young soldiers lost in the woods on Nazi-occupied soil after crossing the Swedish/Norwegian border. André Sjöberg (As It is in Heaven [+see also:
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]
) who plays one of the leading roles, is also co-writer and co-producer with Johnny Steen.

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The film was picked up by Optimum Releasing right after it opened in Sweden on January 28. German-speaking territories, France and other English-speaking countries are being negotiated in Berlin by NonStop’s sales team Michael Werner and Judith Toth.

NonStop’s EFM line-up also includes the Norwegian film The Liverpool Goalie [+see also:
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film profile
]
(Generation KPlus) by first-time director Arild Andresen and I Travel Alone, Stian Kristiansen’s successful second film about young, red-haired intellectual Jarle Klepp from The Man Who Loved Yngve [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
.

Totally immersed in his student’s life where only Proust, girls and buddies matter, Klepp (Rolf Kristian Larsen) suddenly has to face responsibility when a former girlfriend announces he’s father to a seven-year-old girl and sends her to him for a week. The film is produced by Motlys (North [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rune Denstad Langlo
film profile
]
).

Two romantic debut films set in Italy are also making their market premiere: The Italian Key by Finnish filmmaker Rosa Karo, and South of New York by Italian singer Elena Bonelli.

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