Music Box picks up Troell’s ‘Last Sentence’

Biopic centers on journalist Torgny Segerstedt

LONDON — U.S. distributor Music Box Films has picked up all rights to Jan Troell’s biopic “The Last Sentence” from TrustNordisk.

The Swedish-language film centers on journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s. The pic also focuses on his complicated personal life. It stars Jesper Christensen and Pernilla August.

The film won the helming prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, where it world premiered, and is playing at South Korea’s Busan Film Festival.

It was produced by Francy Suntinger for Filmlance with the support of the Swedish Film Institute.

Music Box, led by managing director Edward Arentz, specializes in U.S. indies, foreign-language pics and documentaries. Recent releases include Ira Sachs’ “Keep the Lights On” and Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar.”

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