'Mein Kampf' marches into Czech Rep., Slovakia

BERLIN — Cinepool, the theatrical arm of international sales group Telepool, racked up a number of sales at last week’s European Film Market in Berlin.

“Thor,” Gunnar Karlsson and Toby Genkel’s upcoming CG-animated take on the Norse god of thunder, about a hot-tempered young blacksmith who finds out he’s actually the son of Odin, went to Swen Intl. for Latin America. Urs Odermatt’s “Mein Kampf,” an adaptation of Hungarian playwright George Tabori’s farcical work about a young Adolf Hitler, sold to AQS for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In addition, Feo Aladag’s Panorama Special screener and Europe Cinema’s award winner “When We Leave” sold to ABC Distribution/Cinemien for Benelux as well as Ozen Film for Turkey.Anno Saul’s sci-fi drama “The Door,” starring Mads Mikkelsen, went to Ozen and Company L in South Korea, while Uwe Janson’s natural disaster two-parter “Volcano” sold to New Select in Japan.

Meanwhile, Polish distrib Manana picked up rights to the Match Factory’s Golden Bear winner “Honey,” Semih Kaplanoglu’s Turkish story of a boy and his beekeeper father. Manana will release the pic in Poland this year.

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