Magazine article Variety

Studiocanal Rings Up Royal Sales for 'King'

Magazine article Variety

Studiocanal Rings Up Royal Sales for 'King'

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STUDIOCANAL HAS nearly sold out Pierre Schoeller's epic French Revolution drama "One Nation, One King" ("Un Peuple et son roi") ahead of its world premiere in an out of competition slot at the Venice Film Festival.

Unfolding in 1789 Paris, "One Nation, One King" is told from the perspectives of revolutionaries and is headlined by a strong French cast including Gaspard Ulliel, Adele Haenel and Louis Gar- rel. The film follows Françoise, a washerwoman, and Basile, a drifter, who begin to fulfill a dream of emancipation in the newly formed assembly, where they witness the creation of a new political system along with the working-class people of Paris.

Since introducing "One Nation, One King" to buyers at Berlin and at Cannes, Studiocanal has pre-sold the $20 million film to Spain (A Contracorriente), Japan (Kino Film), South Korea (Playlist), China (Shangai Jushi), Hong Kong (Edko), Greece (Seven), Portugal (Lusomundo), Benelux (Athena) and Switzerland (Frenetic). …

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