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Hit German Comedy ‘F–k You Goehte 2’ Travels to Italy, France

Andreas Rothbauer’s Picture Tree Intl. has inked multiple distribution pacts on its movies following this month’s American Film Market, including further sales for high-school comedy “Fack Ju Goehte 2” (F–k You Goehte 2), which has grossed $70 million after 10 weeks in its native Germany.

The Berlin-based sales company has closed two key deals in Europe following the market premiere of “Fack Ju Goehte 2” at AFM: Italy went to Medusa and France went to SND. PTI also sold the film to A-Z Films for French Canada. Buyers from further territories are in negotiation. Previous territory sales on the film have included Czech Republic/Slovak Republic (Cinemart), Hungary (Big Bang), Russia (Luxor), former Yugoslavia (2i), and Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan (Fil Vision).

PTI has closed the first presales for Austrian artist biopic “Egon Schiele.” The film was bought for distribution in Japan (New Select), Korea (T-Cast), Canada (A-Z Films), and Czech Republic (Cinemart). The film, which is in post-production and is expected to premiere early next year, will be distributed in Austria by Thim Film.

German comedy “The Manny,” which was released by Warner in Germany, found a home in China (Lemon Tree), Czech/Slovak Republic (Fenix), and Turkey (SinemaTV), and sold global inflight rights to Encore.

Antti Jokkinen’s war drama “The Midwife,” which is a hit in its native Finland, sold to China (Vinery Intl.), South Korea (Entermode), Germany (Lighthouse), South-East Asia (Astro) and Turkey (SinemaTV).

“The Pilgrim — Paulo Coelho’s Best Story,” which is distributed by Music Box in the U.S., saw additional sales to Germany (MFA), Poland (Kino Swiat), Turkey (Bir Film), Greece (Neo Films), and Israel (IBEX).

“Therapy for a Vampire,” which was previously sold to Music Box for the U.S., closed sales at AFM to Germany/Switzerland (MFA), South-East Asia (Astro), Kazakhstan (Fil Vision), and China (Vinery Intl.).

“You’re Ugly Too,” which stars Aiden Gillen (“Game of Thrones,” “The Wire”), sold to South Korea (Cine Blooming), Israel (DBS), Turkey (Bir Film), Denmark (Angel Film), and Chlorofilm (Romania). It had previously sold to Pandora Film for Germany, where it just opened.

Additional AFM sales included “Jack” to South Korea (SY Comand), and “A Heavy Heart” to Belgium/Netherlands (Amstel Film).

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