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Distribs fall for Haneke’s ‘Amour’

Les Films Du Losange preems 'Indignados,' 'Tue Moi'

PARIS — As Unifrance’s Rendez Vous mini-mart kicked off Wednesday, French production, distribution and sales company Les Films du Losange closed pre-sales to several territories for Michael Haneke’s French-language drama “Amour.”

The helmer’s highly anticipated follow up to Cannes’ Palme d’Or winning pic, “White Ribbon,” “Amour” was nabbed by Spain’s Golem, Italy’s Teodora, Japan’s Longride, Australia’s Transmission, Hong Kong’s First Distributors, South Korea’s T-cast, Israel’s Lev Cinema, Brazil’s Imovision, Greece’s Rosebud, Argentina’s CDI Films Distribution, Mexico’s Mantarraya, Sweden’s Folkets Bio, Portugal’s Clap, and Cineart for Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands.

Previously announced sales include Artificial Eye for the U.K.

Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” revolves around an aging couple of retired music professors, whose enduring love is put to the test after the wife suffers a stroke and becomes partially paralysed.

“Amour” is produced by Les Films Du Losange, Austria’s Wega Film and Germany’s X Filme Creative Pool.

At the Unifrance Rendez Vous, Les Films Du Losange will host three market premieres: Tony Gatlif’s docu-drama “Indignados,” which opens Berlin’s Panorama section, up-and-comer Emily Atef’s drama “Tue Moi,” and Michael Buch’s offbeat comedy “Let My People Go,” which bowed in December in France.

Les Films Du Losange will distribute “Indignados” and “Tue Moi” in Gaul in March and April, respectively.

“Indignados,” which is inspired by Stephane Hessel’s book “Indignez Vous,” chronicles protests throughout Europe through the eyes of a young African immigrant.

“Tue Moi” turns on a suicidal teenage girl who crosses paths with a convicted murderer on the run, and promises to help him hide on the condition that he kills her.

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