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Sf Studios Unveils International Trailer For ‘Amundsen’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Sf Studios has unveiled the international trailer for “Amundsen,” the high-profile Norwegian adventure and biopic drama about Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen which is directed by Espen Sandberg.

Now in post-production, “Amundsen” is headlined by Pål Sverre Hagen (“Kon-Tiki”) who stars as Amundsen, the legendary explorer who was the first to reach the South and the North Poles. Sverre Hagen stars in the film opposite “Fantastic Beasts” actress Katherine Waterston and Christian Rubeck (“What Happened to Monday”).

“Amundsen” will be distributed by Sf Studios in Norway on Feb. 15, and is expected to be the biggest Norwegian release of 2019, surpassing previous big releases such as “The Wave,” “Kon-Tiki” and “The 12th Man.” The movie is being produced by John M. Jacobsen, Kristian Strand Sinkerud and Espen Horn at Motion Blur Films.

Sf Studios will also distribute the film in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The company has already pre-sold the movie in a flurry of territories,
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Win The 12th Man on DVD

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To mark the release of The 12th Man on 7th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Norway, 1943 – north of the Arctic Circle. Twelve Norwegian resistance fighters have crossed the North Sea to fight the Nazis who have occupied their homeland. But when they drop anchor in a desolate fjord, they are betrayed by a countryman and attacked by a German minesweeper. Eleven of the men are captured, tortured and killed. Only the twelfth escapes…

The twelfth man Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) quickly flees into the merciless Norwegian winter with a bleeding gunshot wound and an SS Officer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hot on his heels. His determination and will to survive will turn him into a symbol for the Norwegian resistance – a symbol people are willing to die for.

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Exclusive: New UK poster for Golden Globe nominee ‘Capernaum’

  • HeyUGuys
To celebrate the Golden Globe nomination for international film for Nadine Labaki’s provocative powerhouse feature ‘Capernaum’, a new UK poster has been released.

The Lebanese drama which received a 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes on 17 May 2018, went on to become the Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life.

The film was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors’ instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them.

The film will see special previews from February 1st and a UK wide release on February 22nd.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a Nazi Officer on the prowl in clip for ‘The 12th Man’

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Signature Entertainment has released a clip for World War II drama ‘The 12th Man’. Based on the legendary true story of Jan Baalsrud, the film tells one of the wildest and most unfathomable survival stories of World War II.

Set in Norway, 1943 – north of the Arctic Circle. Twelve Norwegian resistance fighters have crossed the North Sea to fight the Nazis who have occupied their homeland. But when they drop anchor in a desolate fjord, they are betrayed by a countryman and attacked by a German minesweeper. Eleven of the men are captured, tortured and killed. Only the twelfth escapes…

The twelfth man Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) quickly flees into the merciless Norwegian winter with a bleeding gunshot wound and an SS Officer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hot on his heels. His determination and will to survive will turn him into a symbol for the Norwegian resistance – a symbol people are willing to die for.
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Nordic box office report 2018: a strong year for local films

Nordic box office report 2018: a strong year for local films
Denmark, Iceland and Norway registered rises in 2018, but Finland and Sweden saw dips.

Denmark

Denmark has had a strong year for local films, led by Christoffer Boe’s The Purity Of Vengeance (also known as Journal 64), the Nordisk Film release that has already broken records as the highest-ever grossing local film in Danish cinemas and will remain on release until at least January 2019.

The film is the fourth and final feature that Zentropa has produced based on the bestselling Department Q series of novels, about two mismatched detectives solving cold cases; it has earned $10.1m (dkk66.4m) as of December
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Nordic box office report 2018: a strong year for local films

Nordic box office report 2018: a strong year for local films
Denmark, Iceland and Norway registered rises in 2018, but Finland and Sweden saw dips.

Denmark

Denmark has had a strong year for local films, led by Christoffer Boe’s The Purity Of Vengeance (also known as Journal 64), the Nordisk Film release that has already broken records as the highest-ever grossing local film in Danish cinemas and will remain on release until at least January 2019.

The film is the fourth and final feature that Zentropa has produced based on the bestselling Department Q series of novels, about two mismatched detectives solving cold cases; it has earned $10.1m (dkk66.4m) as of December
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China’s H.G.C. Entertainment Acquires Big Norwegian Biopic ‘Amundsen’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Leading Chinese sales/distribution company H.G.C. Entertainment has come on board Espen Sandberg’s “Amundsen,” the high-profile Norwegian historical drama about Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen.

Sold by Sf Studios, “Amundsen” is headlined by “Fantastic Beasts” star Katherine Waterston. Sandberg is the Norwegian director of Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated “Kon-Tiki” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

H.G.C. Entertainment will release “Amundsen” in China and will be selling the movie across Asia excluding Japan and Taiwan. Sf Studios has also pre-sold “Amundsen” to Bonton Film for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Cai Chang Intl. for Taiwan and Stars Media Intl. for the ex-Yugoslavia countries including Albania. The deal with H.G.C. Entertainment was negotiated by Martin Ilievski at Sf Studios and Ying Li, president of H.G.C. Entertainment.

The film is currently in post and Sf Studios will present a promo to buyers at the Afm on Nov.
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Film News Roundup: Andrew Garfield Joins Gia Coppola’s Romance Movie ‘Mainstream’

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Film News Roundup: Andrew Garfield Joins Gia Coppola’s Romance Movie ‘Mainstream’
In today’s film news roundup, Andrew Garfield joins Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream,” Jonathan Rhys Meyers is starring in a hot-air balloon thriller, and Jennifer Lawrence has a first-look deal.

Castings

Gia Coppola will direct and co-write “Mainstream,” with Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, and Jason Schwartzman starring.

The story, to be co-written by Tom Stuart, centers on an eccentric love triangle and cautionary tale of preserving your identity within the fast-moving internet age. CAA Media Finance is handling domestic sales. Wild Bunch is handling foreign sales, and will be introducing the movie at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif.

La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing “Mainstream” through his Automatik production company. The film will begin shooting at the end of 2018.

Coppola most recently directed “Palo Alto” for Tribeca Film, which starred Jack Kilmer, Wolff, Emma Roberts, and James Franco. Garfield’s credits include “Hacksaw Ridge,
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'What Will People Say', 'U-July 22' win at Norway's Amanda Awards

'What Will People Say', 'U-July 22' win at Norway's Amanda Awards
Iram Haq’s What Will People Say won best director, Norwegian film, actor and screenplay.

Iram Haq’s What Will People Say triumphed at the Amanda Awards on Aug 18, winning the Norwegian national awards for best director (Haq), best Norwegian film in theatrical release, best actor (Adil Hussain) and best screenplay (Haq).

The film, a hit at festivals including Toronto, Les Arcs, AFI Fest and Goteborg, is about a Norwegian teenage girl who clashes with her traditional Pakistan-born parents.

Erik Poppe’s Utoya story U-July 22 won best actress and best supporting actress for newcomers Andrea Berntzen and Solveig Koløen Birkeland.
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‘The 12th Man’s Thomas Gullestad Signs With Ina Petersen’s Inner Voice Artists

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‘The 12th Man’s Thomas Gullestad Signs With Ina Petersen’s Inner Voice Artists
Exclusive: Fast-rising Norwegian actor Thomas Gullestad has signed with Ina Petersen’s La-based international management and production firm, Inner Voice Artists. Gullestad recently starred in Harald Zwart’s critically praised adventure drama The 12th Man opposite Jonathan Rhys Myers, receiving strong notices for what was his first major role. He’s also the lead in Zwart’s upcoming comedy series, The Oil Fund.

Other feature credits include crime comedy franchise Tomme Tønner. Before turning to acting, Gullestad was a talk show host, fronting successful Norwegian late night programs including Dansken & Fingern and Min Man Kan. Further, he’s a hip hop musician whose group Klovner I Kamp are opening for Eminem in Oslo on June 30.

Launched early this year, Inner Voice Artists has had a busy couple of months. Petersen tells me she’s in pre-production on the firm’s first film and in development on several international TV projects.
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Film Review: ‘The 12th Man’

  • Variety
Harrowing physical adventure “The 12th Man” retells the story of Jan Baalsrud, the sole survivor of a thwarted Allied sabotage mission against the Nazis in occupied Norway. Wounded, hunted, often near-death, his long but ultimately successful escape to Sweden was already dramatized onscreen in 1957’s “Ni Liv” aka “Nine Lives,” an Oscar nominee considered one of the greatest Norwegian features ever made. (More recently it was also the subject of documentary miniseries “In the Footsteps of Jan Baalsrud.”)

One might not automatically set expectations quite so high for a new version directed by Harald Zwart, who’s scored some major hits both at home (comedy “Long Flat Balls” and its sequel) and internationally (the “Karate Kid” remake) as well as some thoroughly mainstream duds. But “12th Man” easily reps a personal best for the helmer, and is a stirring adventure by any standard. It opens in New York and Los
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World War II survival thriller The 12th Man gets a new trailer

With just a week to go until its release, IFC Films has debuted a new trailer for director Harald Zwart’s upcoming World War II survival thriller The 12th Man which stars Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, and Maria Grazia Di Meo; watch it here…

This breathtaking action adventure tells an incredible true-life story of heroism and a man’s unbreakable will to live. Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It’s a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months—and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. With gut-punching realism and vivid psychological immediacy, director Harold Zwart pays tribute to one man’s extraordinary courage—and to the
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