Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Benelux Goes on Mini-Acquisition Spree

Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Benelux Goes on Mini-Acquisition Spree

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Speaking on the opening day of the Netherlands Film Festival (21-30 September) in Utrecht, company M-D Pim Hermeling revealed that he has pre-bought Only Decent People, the new film from IDTV producer Frans van Gestel (a guest of honour at the festival this year.)

The film, directed by Lodewijk Crijns, is based on the best-selling book by Robert Vuijsje. It stars Jeroen Krabbé and Geza Weisz. Described by the producers as "an apolitical and irreligious film about the clash between social and cultural classes," it is about a young Jewish man from a wealthy family who is obsessed by "black beauties with huge boobs and bums.'

Van Gestel produces alongside his partner Jeroen Beker. Currently shooting, the film is due to be released in the Netherlands in spring 2012.

Another new acquisition is The Broken Circle Breakdown, the new feature from highly feted young Flemish auteur Felix Van Groeningen (La Mertitude Des Choses. …

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