Momentum’s ‘Down’ in U.K.

Pic sold over 20 territories, including North America

BERLIN — Momentum Pictures has picked up U.K. rights for Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Adolf Hitler drama “Downfall.”

It’s the last major territory sale for the pic, which has been submitted for Oscar and BAFTA consideration.

EOS Distribution/Beta Cinema, which is handling international sales, has sold “Downfall” in more than 20 territories including North America, where it was picked up by Newmarket Films.

Momentum has not set a release date for the film, currently in theaters in the Netherlands and Poland. TFM is releasing “Downfall” in France on Jan. 4.

Pic has become one of the year’s most successful Teutonic films, raking in nearly $40 million at the box office since bowing Sept. 16.

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