Magazine article Screen International

Other Angle Scores 'Full Speed' Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Other Angle Scores 'Full Speed' Sales

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Paris-based Other Angle Pictures is reporting strong sales on its comedy-driven slate, with Full Speed, A Mighty Team and The Roommates Party leading the pack.

Nicolas Benamou's action comedy Full Speed, about a vacation-bound family stuck in a car jammed on top cruise control, has sold to Germany (Wild Bunch), Benelux (Belga), Italy (Lucky Red), Russia (Volga), Hungary (Cinetel), Portugal (Films4U), Czech Republic (Bohemia) and Turkey (Fabula).

Wild Bunch Distribution (WBD) will release the film in France in December.

The Roommates, revolving around a wealthy Parisian forced to share his apartment with less well-offcitizens under a new law, has sold to Benelux (O'Brother), Germany (Square One), Italy (Italian International Film), Greece (Tanweer), Portugal (Films4U) and Turkey (Fabula).

Also handled by WDB in France, the film has drawn more than 1 million spectators since its release in December.

Soccer-based comedy A Mighty Team - starring Serial (Bad) Weddings co-star Medi Sadoun as an injured and disgraced footballer opposite Gerard Depardieu as his estranged father - has been acquired for Switzerland (Frenetic), Benelux (Victory) and Turkey (Fabula). …

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