Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Mobbed for Mafia Thriller 'Suburra'

Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Mobbed for Mafia Thriller 'Suburra'

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Paris-based Indie Sales has secured sales on Stefano Sollima's Rome-set organised crime thriller Suburra.

The film has sold to Benelux (Lumiere), Germany and Austria (Koch Films) and Switzerland (Praesens Films).

Sollima previously directed most of the episodes of hit TV series Gomorrah, which sold to more than 100 territories including the US, where it was acquired by The Weinstein Company.

Other credits include the 2012 film A.C.A.B., about a squad of riot police in Rome, and TV series Romanzo Criminale.

Indie Sales, which will market premiere the high-octane Suburra at a private screening today (Sept 12), is also reporting strong interest from Australia and the UK.

"Stefano Sollima is an amazing director and the actors are great" said Indie Sales chief Nicolas Eschbach.

The film is based on a novel of the same name by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, painting a nebulous web of corruption interlinking politicians, the Vatican and the Mafia in the Italian capital.

It follows a gangster known as the "Samurai" who wants to transform the waterfront of a small town close to Rome into a new Atlantic City. …

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