Munich-based company shifts a slew of pics
Repping a diverse catalogue of German and international titles, Munich-based Beta Cinema ratcheted up extensive sales at this year’s Cannes Film Market.Company inked deals with the U.K.’s Metrodome, Hollywood Classic Entertainment in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and ERG Media in China for Wolfgang Murnberger’s upcoming Nazi-era comedy “My Best Enemy,” starring Moritz Bleibtreu. Pic tells the story of two childhood friends, one a Jew, the other a gentile, whose paths later cross when one is a concentration camp prisoner, the other an SS officer. ERG also took Agnieszka Holland’s upcoming war drama “Hidden.” Italy’s RAI Cinema will release Jo Baier’s “The End is my Beginning,” based on Tiziano Terzani’s best-selling novel, starring Bruno Ganz and Elio Germano, who won the best actor prize in Cannes. Arvin Chen’s festival favorite “Au revoir Taipei” went to South Korean distrib Sejong Communications, which also took current German box office hit “Vincent Wants to Sea.” Ralf Huettner’s drama about a young man with Tourette syndrome, also sold to Israel’s LEV Cinemas/Shani Film. Japan’s Aya Pro, Poland’s Vivarto and South Korea’s Mountain Pictures picked up David Pinillos’ romantic drama “Bon Appetit,” while Hollywood Classic Entertainment bought Uli Edel’s rapper drama “Electro Ghetto,” featuring German rap star Bushido and Czech pop singer Karel Gott, for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Japan’s New Select and New View Media in China acquired Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert’s comedy adaptation of German pulp novel series “Jerry Cotton.”
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