Germany’s Telepool has acquired German-speaking rights to Guillermo F. Groizard’s “Dos” (Project Two) and Miquel Garcia-Borda’s “Lazos rotos” (Broken Bonds), both new pickups made for the AFM by Paris-based sales company Coach 14.
In a flurry of sales at the AFM on Thursday, underscoring the market appeal of Spanish-language thrillers from new directors, Non Stop Ent. took Scandinavia and Baltic countries on manhunt thriller “The King of the Mountain,” a Weinstein Co. pickup for the U.S. at Toronto.
Madman Ent. has licensed Australia and Babilla Central America and Colombia on the David Gordon Green-produced thriller “Shotgun Stories.”
Coach is in advanced negotiations for “Mountain” in Benelux and for the U.S. and the U.K. on “Two” and “Galantuomini” (Gentlemen), and for France and Spain on “Gentlemen,” Coach 14 CEO Jaume Domenech told Daily Variety.
A passion project of producer Jose Antonio Romero, “Project Two” turns on a research scientist who watches a TV report about the death of someone who looks just like her.
Produced by Barcelona-based Iris Star, Coach 14’s sister company, the noirish “Bonds,” about a policewoman of Roma descent investigating a kidnapping, is the third feature from helmer-thesp Garcia-Beata (“Fumata blanca,” “Todo me pasa a mi”).
From Italy’s Edoardo Winspeare (“The Miracle,” “Life Blood”), “Gentlemen” chronicles a love story between an Italian judge and his childhood sweetheart, now a Mafia chief.