Other Angle has acquired international sales rights to Yvan Attal’s “The Jews” (Ile sont partout), a provocative comedy dismantling deep-rooted anti-Semitism in France.
“The Jews” stars a high-profile cast including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dany Boon and Francois Damiens, Benoît Poelvoorde, Valérie Bonneton, Grégory Gadebois, Denis Podalydès, Gilles Lellouche as well as Attal.
The movie centers on a Jewish man (Attal) who attends therapy sessions to talk about how he was persecuted by growing anti-Semitism in France. His sessions are punctuated by a series of tragi-comic short stories showcasing the most tenacious anti-Semitic stereotypes.
The movie is produced by Thomas Langmann at La Petite Reine. Wild Bunch will distribute the film in France on June 1.
Olivier Albou, co-founder of Other Angle, told Variety that the movie has already sparked interest for distributors in major territories. “The Jews” will likely premiere at a fall festival.
In Cannes, Other Angle is also selling Julien Rambaldi’s “The African Doctor,” Malik Chibane’s “The Children of Chance,” Safy Nebou’s “In the Forests of Siberia” and Elie Chouraqui’s “The Origin of Violence.”
The outfit has closed more sales on director Nicolas Benamou’s “Full Speed,” which has been picked up for Germany (Wild Bunch), Italy (Lucky Red), Spain (Vertigo), Benelux (Belga), Russia (Volga), Latam (California Filmes), Czech (Bohemia), Hungary (Cinetel), Turkey (Fabula), Portugal (Films4U), Middle East (Falcon) and Taiwan (Creative Century). Other Angle is also in talks to close Japan, China and Korea.