New deals were closed for Italy (Teodora Film), Switzerland (Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH), Hong Kong (First distributors Ltd.) , Iran (Irib Media Trade) and Taiwan (Filmware International Co. Ltd.).
Pic, which is now set to travel to over 40 territories, is an action-comedy turning on Nils (Stellan Skarsgard) who drives a snow blower and has a carefree life in snow covered Norway, until his son’s death suddenly puts him in the middle of a drug war between the Norwegian mafia and Serbian criminals.
Skarsgard stars opposite Bruno Ganz (“Downfall”), Pal Sverre Hagen (Kon-Tiki), Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (“Borgen”), Kristoffer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”) and one of this year’s Berlin Shooting Stars Jakob Oftebro (“Kon-Tiki”).
Moland competed in Berlin in 2004 with “The Beautiful Country” and in 2010 with “A Somewhat Gentleman.”
“Disappearance” was produced by Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae at Norwegian shingle Paradox.
Nordisk Film Distribution will release it across Scandinavia on Feb. 21.