MADRID — German sales agent Media Luna Ent. has taken worldwide rights outside Spain on “Rescat” (Rescue), a Catalan-language action thriller penned and helmed by Santiago Lapeira.
Set on the Mediterranean Costa Brava, pic turns on three thieves who decide to culminate their career kidnapping the son of a shady businessman and hide him on the high seas. They engage the services of a screenwriter to design, in theory, a perfect plan.
“Rescue” continues Cologne-based Media Luna’s association with specialty Spanish films. Prior pickups from Spain include Guatemalan sex workers documentary “The Railroad All Stars,” produced by Telespan 2000, Jordi Sole’s mockumentary “The Taxi Thief,” and Asier Altuna and Telmo Esnal’s Basque-language comedy “Go Extebeste!.”
Budgeted at $1 million, “Rescue” also marks the entry into film production for Spain’s pioneering gay-lesbian film distributor Pride Films.
Based out of Salvador Dali’s birthplace of Figueres in Catalonia, Pride launched last year to meet a demand for pics which previously were only available in Spain by buying directly from abroad or via Internet downloads.