You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Crime’ to do time in North America

Deal guarantees a minimum 10-city release for pic

MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq.

The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.”

Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico Films, Sogecable film production arm Sogecine and Italy’s Planet Pictures.

Toplining Guillermo Toledo (“The Other Side of the Bed”) and Monica Cervera (“Stones”), “Ferpect” turns on an immoral department store salesman who gets his comeuppance when he’s blackmailed into marriage by a dumpy sales assistant.

Marking De la Iglesia’s return to his hallmark black farce and Hitchcock pastiche, “Ferpect” has chalked up healthy home B.O. of E4.3 million ($5.6 million) and steady international sales. These include France (La Fabrique de Films), Germany (Arsenal), South Korea (Media Soso) and nearly all Latin America.

More Film

  • Chef Flynn

    Kino Lorber Buys Cooking Documentary 'Chef Flynn' (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq. The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.” Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico […]

  • Amazon Sets Early Screenings of 'Hotel

    Amazon Sets Early Screenings of 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq. The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.” Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico […]

  • Atlas V Teams With BBC, Arte

    Atlas V Teams With BBC, Arte on 'Untold Story' VR Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq. The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.” Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico […]

  • Shanghai: Documentary 'In My Eyes' is

    Shanghai: Documentary 'In My Eyes' is Triumph of Will On-Screen and Off

    MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq. The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.” Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico […]

  • Mackie Messer Munich Film Festival

    Munich Film Festival Keeps Its Finger on Pulse of Zeitgeist

    MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq. The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.” Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico […]

  • Korea’s CJ to Finance, Distribute 25

    Korea’s CJ to Finance, Distribute 25 Turkish Films by 2019

    MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq. The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.” Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico […]

  • 'Spiral' Review: A Look at the

    Film Review: 'Spiral'

    MADRID — Indie distrib Vitagraph and the Landmark Theater Corp. cinema circuit have teamed to take North American rights to Alex de la Iglesia’s satirical comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (Ferpect Crime) from Spanish sales and distribution house Sogepaq. The deal guarantees a minimum, 10-city release for “Ferpect.” Pic is produced by De la Iglesia’s banner, Panico […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content