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‘Babysitting,’ ‘Diamond’ Shine at Berlin (EXCLUSIVE)

Other Angle Sells Across its Berlin slate

BERLIN – Confirming their status as early Berlin sales hits, two Other Angle titles – Nicolas Benamou and Philippe Lacheau’s Universal release “Babysitting,” and Berenice Bejo starrer “The Last Diamond” – have closed multiple deals at Berlin or in the run-up to Berlin’s European Film Market.

Creating a great platform for their international rollout, both already proved sales standouts at mid-Jan’s Paris UniFrance Rendez-vous.

A comedy about a child-care gig from hell, “Babysitting” has closed Germany (Telepool) and Italy, adding to earlier sales for Russia (All Media), Benelux (Victory) and Switzerland (Praesens-Film). Remake rights are under negotiations for Russia, Italy and Germany, Olivier Albou, Other Angle founder, said in Berlin.

Universal opens “Babysitting” in France April 16 at the beginning of France’s half-term vacation.

Other Angle-sold  “The Last Diamond,” a heist thriller/love story with a twist, has been picked-up for Japan (Crest) Benelux (Alternative), Germany (Vero Film), Russia (Volga Film), and Turkey (Calinos). Offers are on the table from Spain and the U.S. These deals will close by Berlin-end, Albou said.

Yannick Saillet’s “Trapped,” a thriller with elements of intrigue, action and romance, per Albou, has licensed Japan (New Select), Germany (Atlas) and Benelux (Victory); psychological thriller “His Wife,” reteaming real-life couple Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yves Attal, has rolled out in Switzerland (Praesens), Benelux (Imagine) and Turkey (Calinos). Gainsbourg’s presence has been “vary important” to deals, per Albou. Germany and the U.K. are under discussions, he added.

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