Magazine article Screen International

K5 Inks Key Deals on TIFF Premiere 'Land of Mine'

Magazine article Screen International

K5 Inks Key Deals on TIFF Premiere 'Land of Mine'

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Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur's K5 has inked key deals on writer-director Martin Zandvliet's (Applause) well-received drama Land Of Mine.

Zandvliet's feature, which had already sold to Sony Picture Classics for the US and Latin America, has sold to France (BAC), Italy (Notorious), Spain (A Controcorriente), Australia/NZ (Palace), Japan (Kino), Middle East (Falcon) and Benelux (Paradiso), with a UK deal being finalised.

Co-production territories Scandinavia and Germany are already set with Nordisk Film and Koch Media, respectively.

Inspired by true events, in Land Of Mine a group of young German POWs in Denmark are forced to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline.

The film opened Toronto's new Platform strand before berths at London, Rome and Tokyo, where last weekend the film's rising lead actors Roland Møller (A Hijacking) and Louis Hofmann (Alone in Berlin) shared the Best Actor Award. …

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