BERLIN — German distributor Telepool hit the Croisette running with a slew of major sales on event movies, hit series and tyke-targeted toons.
Telepic “Mogadishu Welcome,” which chronicles the real-life rescue of a hijacked passenger jet by an elite German antiterrorist squad, sold to Cuatro in Spain, AT Entertainment in Japan and Markiza in Slovakia.
“The Charlemagne Code,” about a young archeologist’s globetrotting hunt for a legendary treasure, went to Italian pubcaster RAI, SBS in Australia and the Czech Republic’s Czech TV.
“Final Proclamation,” in which a captain of the Swiss guard teams up with a police inspector to try to stop the assassination of the pope on his visit to Cologne, sold to Italian satcaster Sky Italia and CzechTV.
Additional movie sales include “Runaway Horse” to Finland’s YLE; “Snipers Valley,” about German peacekeepers in Kosovo, which sold in Korea; family drama “The Other Half of Happiness” went to RAI; and “Police: Call 110” went to Arte in France.
Among its series and daily soaps, “What Really Matters” was picked up in Canada, the Czech Republic and Latvia; “Red Roses” sold to Mediaset in Italy; and new seasons of hit Autobahn actioner “Alarm for Cobra 11” sold to TF1 in France, Cuatro in Spain and to buyers in Japan, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iran and Eastern Europe.
In France, paybox Canal Plus and digital terrestrial channel NRJ12 took hit family skein “Turkish for Beginners” while NRJ also nabbed “Everybody Loves Jimmy.”
Spain’s ETB, Telemadrid, TV Canares and Estremadura picked up rescue series “Medicopter 117 — Every Life Counts.”
Animated skeins “Franky Snow” and “Bob’s Beach” sold in Israel and Russia, respectively.
“Lost Children,” the German Film Award-winning documentary about children forced to fight by Ugandan rebels, moved buyers in Iran and the U.S., where it was picked up by PBS.
Finland’s YLE took World War II doc “The Red Cross and the Third Reich” as well as “Love Against All Odds,” about couples separated by the Iron Curtain and the division of Germany.
In addition, Telepool sold a documentary package to Canal Kultura in Russia as well as 57 titles to Teleclub Zurich in Switzerland.