Goldwyn lives on ‘The Edge’

Russian film to see U.S. release in the spring

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. rights to “The Edge,” Russia’s entry for the foreign-language film Oscar, for a spring release.

Set in Siberia just after WWII, “Edge” centers on a shell-shocked railway engineer and the mysterious German girl he meets while investigating an abandoned train engine. Alexey Uchitel helms a script by Alexander Gonorovsky.

Produced by Konstantin Ernst, “Edge” had its world preem at the Toronto Film Festival and recently screened at the Palm Springs fest. Movie also has scored a Golden Globe nom for foreign-language film.

Deal was negotiatied by Goldwyn’s Meyer Gottlieb with Sergei Bespalov of Sun Rise Films.

“Edge” joins a 2011 Goldwyn slate that also includes “The Double Hour,” “Exporting Raymond” and “The Whistleblower.”

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