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Director: Dagur Kari

Producers: Skuli Fr. Malmqvist, Thor Sigurjonsson

Stars: Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Damian Young

The scoop: Having scored internationally with “Noi the Albino” and “Dark Horse,” helmer Kari now makes his first English-language film, which should broaden his appeal even more. Cox stars as a cynical and friendless bar owner whose life is changed when he encounters a young homeless man whom he takes under his wings.

Sales: Wild Bunch

Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Producers: Jennifer Kelly, Nathalie Marciano

Stars: Diane Kruger, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Rosanna Arquette

The scoop: Actor-writer-helmer Kormakur is one of Iceland’s most prolific filmmakers with titles “101 Reykjavik,” “Jar City” and “White Night Wedding” on his resume. English-language, star-studded thriller was shot in Mexico and delves into the underworld business of stolen organs. Pic is a co-production between U.S.-based 26 Films and Icelandic Blueeyes Prods.

Sales: Echo Bridge

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