Adopt Films announced today that it has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the German thriller director Sebastian Schipper’s “Victoria,” which premiered last week at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Shot in a continuous, 134-minute take across 20 locations, the movie revolves around the titular young woman as she befriends some men at a nightclub and eventually becomes an accomplice in a bank robbery.
Recently listed in Indiewire’s “memo to distributors” featuring Berlin premieres that have yet to find U.S. homes, “Victoria” has generated comparisons to “Run Lola Run” and “La Femme Nikita.” Noting as much, Adopt’s Jeff Lipsky and Tim Grady said that the film “shares in common with those earlier titles a strong, smart, beautiful, galvanizing female protagonist. With this ground-breaking film, Schipper has mattered the full potential of digital filmmaking. Movies this good and this visually exciting don’t come along every day.”
The company plans to release “Victoria” later this year.