Music Box Films has acquired two German films slated for an American debut this fall: “The Man From Beijing” starring Michael Nyqvist (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” film series), and the comedic thriller “Snowman’s Land.” “The Man From Beijng” will be available via DVD and VOD, while “Snowman’s Land” will open theatrically in New York and Chicago.
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MUSIC BOX FILMS NABS TWO GERMAN FILMS FOR
NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION
‘Snowman’s Land’ and ‘Man From Beijing”
Chicago, IL (June xx, 2012) – Two newly acquired German films are slated for American debut this fall via DVD and VOD releases. The first, a film adaptation from Henning Mankell’s international best-selling novel The Man From Beijing which stars Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo film series) while the second is the German dark comedy thriller Snowman’s Land, written and directed by Tomasz Thomson and starring some of Germany’s most beloved stars, including Jürgen Rißmann. The Man From Beijing will be available for the first time in the U.S. via DVD and Digital Release, while Snowman’s Land will have a limited theatrical run in New York and Chicago by Music Box Films.
From the producers of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo comes the film adaptation of Mankell’s wildly acclaimed novel The Man From Beijing, which has been sold in over 25 countries. The film premiered to television audiences of Germany and Austria, while the film rights have been acquired separately in Australia, Japan, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, and China, just to name a few.
The Man From Beijing begins with the disturbing murder of 19 people and has the police suspecting a madman. However, judge Brigitta Roslin (Suzanne von Borsody) propels a personal investigation after discovering that all murder victims are, in fact, related family members. Her dangerous quest unravels complex layers of interlaced clues spanning over three continents, which ultimately takes viewers off-course and into the riveting mind of Henning Mankell.
Snowman’s Land, which has been compared to a Coen Brothers inspired film, opened at the Zurich Film Festival, the 16th Annual Athens International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, the Arizona Underground Festival, and the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival to much praise.
Filmed on location in Germany, the film follows Walter (Jürgen Rißmann), a hired hit man, who botches up a murder and is forced to flee into a secluded area in the wintery mountains where he is caught in the middle of another accident. This time, however, he is caught with no place to hide, and everyone must kill to survive.
Snowman’s Land Trailer: http://youtu.be/er4gyRbMBC8
Man From Beijing is Directed by: Peter Keglevic; Produced by: Yellow Bird; Cast: Suzanne von Borsody, Michael Nyqvist, Claudia Michelsen; Run Time: 180 min; Genre: Mystery / Thriller; Language: German w/English Subtitles. Rating: Not Rated; SRP: $ 24.95; Distributor: Music Box Films.
Snowman’s Land is Directed by: Tomasz Thomson; Produced by: Noirfilm Filmproduktion. Cast: Jürgen Rißmann, Thomas Wodianka, Reiner Schöne, Eva-Katrin Hermann, Waléra Kanischtscheff; Run Time: 95 min. Genre: Dark Comedy Thriller; Language: German w/English Subtitles. Rating: Not Rated. SRP: $ 24.95; Distributor: Music Box Films.