Magazine article Variety

Bac Films Pacts for Virzi Comedy

Magazine article Variety

Bac Films Pacts for Virzi Comedy

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BAC FILMS HAS inked more deals for Paolo Virzi's Rome-set "Notti Magiche" at the European Film Market.

The project, which mixes film noir and satirical comedy, was acquired for Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Spain (Caramel), Scandinavia (Scanbox) and the former Yugoslavia countries (MegaCom). Bac is currently negotiating more deals.

The film explores the golden age of Italian cinema in Rome through the tale of three promising screenwriters who turn out to be the main suspects for the murder of a famous producer. Although the film takes place in the 1990s, the three writers reminisce about the splendors and miseries of Italian cinema's golden age after they are taken in by the police for questioning.

"Notti Magiche" marks Virzi's return to Italian cinema after his English-language debut, "The Leisure Seeker," with Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren. …

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