Michael Caine’s ‘Last Love’ Adds Further Sales

Michael Caine's 'Last Love' Adds Further

Romantic drama previously sold to 30 territories

LONDON — Global Screen has sold romantic drama “Mr. Morgan’s Last Love,” starring Michael Caine and Clemence Poesy, to several further territories ahead of its screening in the Piazza Grande at the Locarno Film Festival.

The pic, which was penned and helmed by Sandra Nettelbeck (“Mostly Martha”), has sold to Italy (Officine UBU), Russia (Cinema Prestige), the Baltic States (Estinfilm), Hungary (Vertigo) and Central America (Wiesner Distribution).

It already had been picked up in 30 territories, including Image Entertainment (U.S.), Senator (Germany), Umbrella (Australia) and Shoval (Israel).

Pic, which had its international preem at the Shanghai Film Festival, and also screened at the Munich Film Fest, is the bittersweet tale of a lonely widower in Paris who learns to love life again after a chance encounter with a beautiful and vibrant young woman.

The German-Belgian co-production is based on Francoise Dorner’s novel “La Douceur Assassine.” Lead producers are Bavaria Pictures, Kaminski Stiehm Film and Senator Film. The score is composed by Hans Zimmer, who won an Oscar for “The Lion King,” and was Oscar nommed for eight other pics.

Global Screen’s movie slate includes Erik Poppe’s “A Thousand Times Goodnight,” which toplines Juliette Binoche, toonpics “Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble” and “The 7th Dwarf,” and docus “Camp 14” and “No Place on Earth.”

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  1. Piazza says:

    Why is this news? These are bottom feeder territories and distributors in each of them and the film is terrible.

    • Since reading Variety (years ago) “bottom feeding” or deal-making has been the main course on the menu of (especially foreign) films; those featuring noteworthy actors — here, for example, Michael Caine — suggest something more though the log-line for the film is a retread of a shopworn premise.

      Will this movie be somehow more, or at least different, than a run-of-the-mill May/September bittersweet ode to romantic love? Without a notable “twist” presented in the premise, does it really matter? No — because “the deal” is what MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE will ultimately become.

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