Magazine article Screen International

Pretty Pictures Acquires Comedy-Thriller from 'Son of Saul' Producers

Magazine article Screen International

Pretty Pictures Acquires Comedy-Thriller from 'Son of Saul' Producers

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Paris-based distributor Pretty Pictures has acquired French rights to Hungarian comedy thriller Kills On Wheels ahead of its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July.

The high-octane comedy-thriller revolves around two physically disabled young men who team up with a wheelchair-using hit man to offer their services to the Mafia as assassins. They enter a surreal world of gangsters and gunfights all the while coping with their disabilities.

The deal was negotiated between Pretty Pictures founding chief James Velaise and Klaudia Androsovitz of Hungarian National Film Fund World Sales.

"The film is funny, a great thriller and full of fun action. We are convinced we have found something very new in its approach to filmmaking and which manages to break many taboos," said Velaise.

One of the lead actors, Zoltán Fenyvesi, who goes under the Twitter handle of @wheelchairguy, is a celebrity figure in Hungary where he champions living life to the full. …

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