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An Italian trio for Wild Bunch

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French international sales outfit Wild Bunch is focusing on Italy, with three films from the other side of the Alps in their current line-up.

Heading the bill is Nanni Moretti’s mysterious Caiman [+see also:
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, which will be released on March 24 in Italy and has already been sold (with neither the images nor the screenplay available at the time) to France (Bac Films), the UK (Optimum Releasing), Switzerland, Benelux, Greece (Rosebud Motion Pictures Enterprises), Canada, Portugal (Atalanta Filmes), Scandinavia (Triangelfilm) and ex-Yugoslavia.

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Arrivederci amore ciao [+see also:
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by Michele Soavi, out in Italy since last week (see news) was acquired for France (Pan Européenne Distribution, which will release the film on July 22), Germany (Telepool), Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Benelux, Portugal, Iceland, Rumania, ex-Yugoslavia, the Middle East, Venezuela, Brazil and Australia. Wild Bunch also co-produced the film. "We got to know Michele Soavi and appreciate his work when we were at Studio Canal," Wild Bunch’s director of sales Vincent Maraval explained to Cineuropa.

The third title is French/Italian co-production The Golden Door [+see also:
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, by Emanuele Crialese, which so far has been sold in Europe to France, Scandinavia, Benelux, Switzerland, ex-Yugoslavia, Portugal, Poland, Rumania and, of course, Italy.

Wild Bunch’s comprehensive line-up dazzled once again at the Berlin market. The company’s hits included The Fox and the Child, the new project from Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins [+see also:
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), which was sold throughout the entire world; Emir Kusturica’s documentary Maradona; and Michel Ocelot’s animated film, Azur & Asmar (sold to the US, Japan and the UK, as well as Germany, the latter deal which is currently being closed).

The company also obtained good results for Patrice Leconte’s next project, My Best Friend, which was pre-sold to over twenty territories (including Spain, Benelux, Greece and Portugal); Eric Barbier’s The Snake, which is currently shooting and stars Yvan Attal and Clovis Cornillac; Murderers by Patrick Grandperret; Zabou Breitman’s The Man of my Life; Nicole Garcia’s Charlie Says...; and last, but certainly not least, Guillermo Del Toro’s Spanish production Pan's Labyrinth.

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(Translated from French)

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