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Denmark based TrustNordisk has sold the rights of Kristian Levring’s western “The Salvation” to Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) in a number of international territories, including Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa.
The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, Head of Sales, on behalf of TrustNordisk.
“There is no doubt that “The Salvation” has found a perfect home at UPIE who we are sure will give the film the best possible launch. This also strongly indicates that the international market place is more than ready for a western of Scandinavian origin”, says Susan Wendt, Head of Sales at TrustNordisk.
Officially selected for Out of Competition, midnight screening at the Cannes International Film Festival, “The Salvation” is a large scale western rooted in Scandinavia – a tale of revenge, blood feud, lost love and greed.
“The Salvation” is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kristian Levring (THE KING IS ALIVE, 2000), written by Academy Award-winner Anders Thomas Jensen (IN A BETTER WORLD, 2010 and LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, 2012) together with Kristian Levring. Featuring an all-star cast consisting of Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce among others and led by Mads Mikkelsen “The Salvation” tells the story of a Danish settler in 19th century North America, who sets out to avenge his family.
“The Salvation” is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments33 ApS in co-production with Spier Films from South Africa and Forward Films from UK with the support of The Danish Film Institute, Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Developed with support from Film I Väst and the MEDIA programme of the European Union. Nordic theatrical distribution in collaboration with NordiskFilm Distribution.
More About TrustNordisk:
With over 35 years of expertise and know-how in international film sale, TrustNordisk market and sell feature films and TV-series worldwide.
Representing one of the largest film catalogues in Europe – a feature film catalogue of more than 600 films from highly acclaimed directors such as Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, Lone Scherfig, Lukas Moodysson, Daniél Espinosa, Jan Troell and David Mackenzie – our genres range from animation to crime, from drama to family and we collaborate with both large production companies as well as independent producers within all of Europe.
We put great effort in embracing the different films we have; both niche-specialized auteur-titles, which travel as prizewinning festival darlings and big-budgeted crime-blockbusters based on bestsellers from authors such as Jo Nesbø, Camilla Läckberg and Jussi Adler-Olsen amongst others.
We are represented at all major film festivals and markets world-wide and we continuously keep ourselves updated on new market trends, exploiting media-platforms on the look for new and alternative ways of distributing films world-wide, so all business opportunities within all windows, being theatrical, DVD, TV, VOD, are considered. Currently TrustNordisk are represented globally on several online platforms including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, indieMoviesOnline.com and Mubi.com.
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