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Kinology Takes Intl’ Sales Rights to Tahar Rahim’s ‘Pere Noel’

Gregoire Melin’s Kinology has taken international sales rights to “Pere Noel,” a family comedy starring Tahar Rahim and produced by the team behind “The Intouchables.” Kinology is also co-producing the film.

In “Noel,” Rahim stars as a robber dressed as Santa Claus who is followed by a 6-year-old boy convinced he’s the real St. Nick.

“It’s a tender comedy,” Melin said.

Stephane Celerier’s Mars Distribution will release the film in France. Commercial net M6 and pay TV Orange have pre-bought the $14.5 million pic.

Rahim, who broke through with Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet,” recently wrapped the shoot of “Samba,” Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s followup to “The Intouchables.”

Pic started shooting Monday in Paris.

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