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Kinowelt purchases film catalogue

German co Cine had recently filed for bankruptcy

BERLIN — Kinowelt Intl. has acquired the film catalogue of defunct sales company Cine-International Filmvertrieb.

The library contains some 250 titles, including classics from the 1960s and 70s, among them works from the likes of Werner Herzog, Liv Ullmann, Josef Vilsmaier, Helma Sanders-Brahms and Rudolf Thome.

After 40 years in the business, Cine-Intl. filed for bankruptcy in July due to severe financial problems.

Kinowelt Intl., the Kinowelt group’s international licensing division, boasts a vast catalogue of German and international films, including classics by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlondorff, as well as the popular German western “Winnetou” film series, a movie collection based on the works of Edgar Wallace and “Asterix” and “Lucky Luke” animated pics.

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