Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Edge Secures 'The Innocents', 'Suburra' for Scandinavia

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Edge Secures 'The Innocents', 'Suburra' for Scandinavia

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Stockholm-based Edge Entertainment has snapped up a brace of acquisitions at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin: The Innocents by Anne Fontaine; and Suburra by the team behind the TV series Gomorrah.

The Innocents, originally titled Agnus Dei, received its world premiere at Sundance where Screen's review called it "heart-tugging".

Set in 1945 Poland, it follows a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps and discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

The film stars one of this year's European Shooting Stars, Lou de Laâge (Respire), and Agata Kulesza (Ida).

Edge acquired from Films Distribution for Sweden, Finland, Iceland and the Baltics as well as the pay-TV rights for Denmark and Norway. …

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