Von Trier secures regional funding for pic

Lars von Trier will shoot “Antichrist” in Germany this summer after securing Teutonic coin, makring the first time the Danish director will have worked in the country.

“Antichrist” follows a couple who retreat to a cabin in the woods to recover from the death of their child. Script is by von Trier and Anders Thomas Jensen. Von Trier’s Zentropa Entertainments and Bettina Brokemper of Zentropa Intl. in Cologne are producing, along with France’s Liberator2/Slot Machine and Italy’s Lucky Red.

North Rhine-Westphalia’s regional subsidy org Filmstiftung NRW is backing the pic to the tune of e900,000 ($1.4 million).

MFA Plus Filmdistribution will release “Antichrist” in Germany; TrustNordisk is handling international sales.

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