Haugesund: The Yellow Affair Acquires ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase.

Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, Adam, who takes his students on an island to work on an interactive World War II-themed project which has half of the class playing Germans, the other half Jews. But the experiment, initially aimed at teaching kids empathy and giving them a greater understanding of history, turns into a nightmare when students start taking it too far.

“It’s a very unique, compelling, entertaining story about a social experiment that shows the deeper, and sometimes devastating, characteristics of human behavior. It has social relevance everywhere, and should have a broad appeal,” said Chris Howard, sales and marketing manager at the Yellow Affair.

Peter Kropenin is producing for Hob Ab, whose notable credits include Reza Bagher’s Guldbagge-nominated “Wings of Glass.” Lukaziak’s feature debut “Between Two Fires” was nominated at Warsaw. Her documentary “Algeria: The Nameless War” competed at IDFA.

The 1.5 million Euros pic has already secured 20% of the financing from Zed Films, Brandstorm Entertainment, Neseser Productions, Filmpool Nord and Kustateljen Filmstudio. Kropenin is looking for a U.K. and Norwegian co-producers.

Shooting is scheduled to kick off next Spring.

The Yellow Affair will present “Girls Lost,” Therese Keining’s follow-up to “Kiss Me,” in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section.

More Film

  • Ashton Sanders, Antoine Fuqua, Director/Producer, and

    Denzel Washington Reveals Why 'Equalizer 2' Was His First Sequel

    Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase. Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, […]

  • Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' Set as New

    Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' Set as New York Film Festival's Centerpiece

    Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase. Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, […]

  • Database of Minority Entertainment Journalists, Critics

    Time's Up, USC Annenberg Launch Database of Underrepresented Journalists, Critics

    Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase. Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'The Dark Knight' and More Superhero Films that Wowed Fans and Critics

    Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase. Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, […]

  • Piotr Sliwowski to Head $70 Million

    Piotr Sliwowski to Head $70 Million Polish Moviemaking Venture (EXCLUSIVE)

    Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase. Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, […]

  • Boban Marjanovic Clippers

    Clippers Center Boban Marjanović Aims to Stand Out in Hollywood

    Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase. Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, […]

  • 'The Dark Knight' Set for 10th

    'The Dark Knight' Set for 10th Anniversary Imax Re-Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    Finnish shingle the Yellow Affair has acquired international sales to Agnieszka Lukasiak’s ‘Deliver Us From Evil,” one of the 17 projects pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films’ co-production showcase. Based on true events that took place in a Texas high school in 2003, “Deliver Us From Evil” unfolds in Sweden and centers on a history teacher, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content