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Berlin: One-Take Wonder ‘Victoria’ Acquired by Adopt Films

Berlin: One-Take Wonder 'Victoria' Acquired by Adopt Films

Adopt Films has acquired its first 2015 Berlinale title, Sebastian Schipper’s thriller “Victoria.”

Adopt and international sales agent Match Factory previously collaborated on Berlinale prize winners Christian Petzold’s “Barbara” and Miguel Gomes’ “Tabu,” and Hany Abu Assad’s Oscar-nominated “Omar.”

Variety writes: “Fly away, ‘Birdman’ — there’s a new one-shot wonder in town, and unlike that digitally augmented opus, Sebastian Schipper’s heart-in-mouth heist thriller ‘Victoria’ isn’t performing any high-tech sleight of hand. Genuinely shot across 22 locations in a single bobbing, weaving, 134-minute take, this exhilarating tale of a winsome Spanish nightclubber who finds herself spontaneously caught up in a bank robbery during one wild night on the Berlin tiles is undeniably a stunt, but one suffused with a surprising degree of grace and emotional authenticity.”

The film was shot by Norwegian-born cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, who just won a Silver Bear from Darren Aronofsky and his Berlin Jury, in one continuous 134 minute take, bridging 20 locations. “Victoria” stars young Spanish star Laia Costa and German thespians Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, and Max Mauff. It was produced by Jan Dressler.

Adopt plans a late summer/early fall 2015 U.S. release. 

The all rights U.S. deal was negotiated by international sales agent The Match Factory’s Brigitte Suarez and Thania Dimitrakopoulou and Adopt Films Tim Grady and Jeff Lipsky.

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