Bavaria stays busy with kings, pigs

Co. picks up 'Beaufort,' two others

Bavaria has booked a slew of sales for Competition contenders “I Served the King of England” and “Beaufort,” as well as market titles such as “Rudy: The Return of the Racing Pig.”

Prior to its screening on Friday, Jiri Menzel’s Czech/Slovak drama “I Served the King of England” was nabbed by Distribution Co. for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay; Constellation for Mexico; Art Films for Brazil; Cine Colombia for Colombia; Blanco & Travieso for Venezuela; Ama Films for Greece and Cypress; and Swallow Wings for Taiwan.

Joseph Cedar’s Israeli war film “Beaufort,” meanwhile, has so far sold to Thailand’s J-Bics, which also picked up German family film “Rudy.”

Pic, which Warner Bros. is releasing locally here March 8, has also sold to TF1 for France; Flins & Piniculas for Spain; California Filmes for Latin America; Intercinema XXI for the former Soviet republics; and Peekshill for Poland.

A number of Bavarian German-language product sold to Latin America and Asia. South Korea’s Eunseok Film took Marcus H. Rosenmueller’s hit bobsledder comedy “Heavyweights” as did Lap-TV for Latin America.

Bavaria has also booked further sales for Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s digitally restored TV series “Berlin Alexanderplatz.” TV Kultura took TV rights for the former Soviet republics while Canal Plus and Vision Film picked up pay TV and home entertainment rights, respectively.

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