Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Contenders 'Amant Double' and 'BPM' Score Key Deals

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Contenders 'Amant Double' and 'BPM' Score Key Deals

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EXCLUSIVE: Ozon erotic thriller and Campillo romance have sold in multiple markets.

Films Distribution is reporting brisk business on Palme d'Or contenders the erotic thriller Amant Double and AIDS activist love story BPM (Beats Per Minute).

Amant Double has sold into dozen territories following market screenings ahead of Friday's competition premiere.

Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, co-chief of the Paris-based sales company, said buyers had been bowled over the by the "sheer craftsmanship" of Ozon as a film-maker.

Marine Vacth stars as a fragile young woman who falls in love with a psychoanalyst, played by Jérémie Renier, unaware of the fact he is leading a double life.

"He's moved seamlessly from black-and-white melodrama Frantz, to deliver this taut, sexually-charged drama... which is also a highly marketable erotic thriller."

Deals include to the UK (Curzon), Italy (Academy 2), Denmark (Camera), Greece (Feel Good), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Spain (Golem), Poland (Gutek), Benelux (September Films), Austria (Thimfilm), CIS and Latvia (A-One), Hungary (Vertigo). …

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