Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: 'Aloys' Sold to Taiwan, Benelux

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: 'Aloys' Sold to Taiwan, Benelux

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Tobias Nölle's Aloys, which received its world premiere in Berlinale's Panorama strand on Saturday (Feb 13), has scored a brace of distribution deals.

Jan Naszewski's Warsaw-based sales outlet New Europe Film Sales has sold the film to Taiwan (Flash Forward) and Benelux (Contact). The Swiss distributor is Outside the Box.

Austria's Georg Friedrich (The Piano Player, Faust) stars as a lonely private investigator who is contacted by a mysterious woman. She pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, he discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

Cast also includes Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejci, Yufei Lee and Koi Lee.

First-time director Nölle, who studied film at NYC's School of Visual Arts, previously completed the award winning short Rene in 2008, which won multiple awards on the international festival circuit including a Golden Leopard for Best Swiss short in Locarno. …

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