Beta Cinema, the international sales arm of bankrupt giant Kirch, has inked international distribution deals for Germany’s all-time biggest box office hit “Manitou’s Shoe” as well as “Getting My Brother Laid” (Mein Bruder der Vampir) and “Sass.”
“Manitou’s Shoe,” a spoof of popular German Westerns from the 1960s, has grossed over 60 million euros ($56 million) at the German box office.
Spain’s Negro & Azul has picked up the film for that territory and is looking for a distributor to release it this summer.
An English-lingo version is being dubbed for English-speaking territories. Pic has already been sold in Portugal, Hungary, Poland, the Baltic nations, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, former Yugoslavia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Iceland and Brazil.
Sven Taddicken’s award-winning “Getting My Brother Laid,” a comedy-drama about three siblings wrestling with sexual issues, has been acquired by Italian distrib Sharada, Claude Francois’ Boomerang in France and Belgium, the Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival’s distribution division for Holland and Taiwan’s Swallow Wing Films. Pic is being released in Germany by Pegasos in September.
Japanese distrib Only Hearts picked up rights to “Sass,” the true story of brothers Franz and Erich Sass, who carried out a series of robberies in 1920s Berlin.