Danish documentary set for theaters later this year

Lorber Films has snagged North American rights to “The Red Chapel,” the Danish doc that picked up the Sundance Grand Jury’s world documentary prize.

“Chapel” is planned to hit theaters in the U.S. and Canada later this year, with television broadcast and DVD to follow. Distribution deal was sealed at Cannes.

Helmed by Mads Brugger, movie records a comedy duo’s revealing trip to North Korea under a faked agenda of cultural exchange. Lars von Trier’s Zentropa and DRTV produce.

Following its run at Sundance, “Chapel” also screened as part of New Directors/New Films in Gotham.

Acquisition pact was negotiated by Richard Lorber, the CEO and co-prexy of Lorber Films, with Elizabeth Sheldon, Kim Christiansen and Christina Muller of DRTV.

“Chapel” joins a slate of upcoming Lorber releases include “Two in the Wave,” “Army of Crime” and “Nobody’s Perfect.”

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