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CANNES 2007 Market / UK

Hallam Foe sells for Independent

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David Mackenzie’s Berlin-winning film Hallam Foe [+see also:
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has been sold by the London-based Independent Film Sales to a handful of key territories so far during Cannes, including the US (Magnolia).

The drama starring Jamie Bell, Sophie Myles and Ciarán Hinds was also bought by LNK (Portugal), Indies (Benelux), Orlando Films (Israel) and Jin Jin Pictures (Korea). BVI in the UK will release it next summer, followed by Prokino in Germany and Nordisk in Scandinavia.

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The documentary film In the Hands of God by Ben Turner, depicting the journey of five young footballers to Argentina to meet Diego Maradona, was well received at Cannes market and will be released in the UK by Lionsgate.

Independent’s sale team in Cannes, made up of Abigail Walsh, Sara Goodwin, Andrew Orr and Beth Kasinski, is also representing two other films on offer in Cannes: Marc Munden’s documentary The Mark of Cain (Rep Productions), focusing on the war in Iraq, and Nicolas Roeg’s Night Train, slated to start principal photography in autumn 2007, for which they have started discussing rights.

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