Bac nabs ‘Borderline’ in France

Company to distrib, sell thriller 'Blind Valley'

Bac Films has nabbed French distribution rights to “Borderline,” a comedy based on Matthew Kneale’s novella “Powder.”

The $3.9 million laffer stars Belgian thesp Francois Damiens (“Heartbreaker”) as a mediocre lawyer whose boring existence is shaken up after he finds a cocaine-filled suitcase.

Directed by first-timer Alexandre Coffre and produced by Quad Films, the company behind “Heartbreaker,” “Borderline” will be released in March on approximately 200 copies, said Bac international sales topper Gilles Sousa.

Film will world preem at the Unifrance Paris Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, which kicked off Wednesday in Paris.

In addition, Bac will distribute and sell abroad helmer Tristan Aurouet’s “Blind Valley,” a thriller turning on a cold case that brings together two young men fighting over the same girl.

Jean-Hugues Anglade (“Braquo”), Gilles Lellouche (“Little White Lies”) and Marie-Ange Casta star. The film is in post-production and Sousa will unveil photos from the shoot to buyers at the Unifrance Rendez-Vous.

“Blind Valley” is helmer Tristan Aurouet’s follow up to Guillaume Canet starrer “Narco,” a comedy co-directed with Lellouche, which was critically acclaimed.

Manny Films is producing, with Millimages and Onyx Films as co-producers.

Bac’s slate also includes Frederic Jardin’s high-octane thriller “Sleepless Night,” toplining Tomer Sisley. The $6 million pic is produced by Chic Films (“A Prophet”) and Saga Film.

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