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DISTRIBUTION France

26 European films head the bill for the end of 2005

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26 European films head the bill for the end of 2005

The circulation of works from the Old Continent can count on French distributors who have programmed 26 European productions (out with national productions ) from now till the end of 2005. Heading the list are six Italian features. La spectatrice by Paolo Franchi ouvrira le bal le 14 septembre (distribution Bodega Films), followed by Vento di terra [+see also:
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by Vincenzo Marra November 9th (Les Films du Paradoxe). And December offers a close group made up of Une fois que tu es né [+see also:
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by Marco Tullio Giordana (Mars Distribution ), La finestra di fronte [+see also:
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by Ferzan Ozpetek (Zootrope Films) and Une romance italienne by Carlo Mazzacurati (Pyramide), and the release of Miracle à Palerme by Beppe Cino has not yet been given a date by Les Grands Films Classiques.

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Also represented, Germany cinema offers three gems: Don’t come knocking [+see also:
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by Wim Wenders October 12th (Océan Films), the animated feature L’étoile de Laura by Piet de Rycker and Thilo Graf Rothkirch (Gebeka Films) and Luther by Eric Till (Artedis). The new Hungarian wave will take part with Pleasant day [+see also:
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by Kornel Mundruczo et Kontroll [+see also:
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by Nimrod Antal which will be distributed by CTV International, and After the day before by Atilla Janisch (K Films).
Britain also plays its part with Pobby and Digan by Peter Cattaneo (Haut et Court) in December, The great ecstasy of Robert Carmichael by Thomas Clay (Pretty Pictures) and Chromophobia by Martha Fiennes (Quinta Communications). And Spanish cinema specialists Colifilms Distribution will release two features: Smoking Room by Julio Wallovits and Roger Gual on the 14th of September and Le principe d’Archimède by Gerardo Herrero 5th October.

Denmark plays its trump card Lars von Trier with Manderlay [+see also:
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9th November (Les Films du Losange ), and not forgetting the animated film Les trois mousquetaires by Janis Cimermanis (Cinéma Public Films). And on the 19th of October Belgium’s money is on the Cannes Palme d’Or winner L’enfant [+see also:
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by the brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Diaphana Distribution).
Noticed at Berlin, the French-Dutch-German co-production Paradise now [+see also:
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by Hany Abu-Assad (Haut et Court) will arrive on 50 screens on September 7th, while the release of Guernsey [+see also:
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by Dutch Nanouk Leopold (ASC distribution) has yet to have a fixed date. Note too the Swiss-Finnish-Brazilian documentary Brasileirinho by Mika Kaurismäki (Editions Montparnasse) and Alice [+see also:
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by Portuguese Marco Martins (Gemini Films). Finally, ID Distribution releases Czech Dream by Vit Klusak and Filip Remuda on the 19th October and Factotum [+see also:
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by Norwegian Bent Hamer on November16th.

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(Translated from French)

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