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Bac fires for Dagur Kari’s Fúsi

EXCLUSIVE: Bac reunites with Kormakur’s BlueEyes Productions for sale of Kari’s Fusi (formerly working titled Rocketman).

Paris-based Bac Films has picked up international sales on Icelandic director Dagur Kari’s [pictured] Fusi about a fortysomething late bloomer.

Fusi revolves around 43-year-old who seemingly sleepwalks through life. A chance meeting with a bubbly woman and her eight-year-old life turns his world around.

It marks the filmmaker’s fourth picture after the critically acclaimed Noi the Albino, Dark Horse and The Good Heart.

The film, originally working titled Rocketman, is produced by filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur and Agnes Johansen of Reykjavik-based BlueEyes Productions. Bo Ehrhardt and Mikkel Jersin of Danish Nimbus Films are co-producing.

Bac handled sales on Kormakur’s The Deep, selling it to 30 territories.

“BlueEyes was pleased with what we did with The Deep and was keen to carry on the relationship with Fusi,” said Bac head of sales Gilles Sousa.

The sales chief and Kormakur met at the bottom of a ski piste while attending Les Arcs Film Festival in the French Pyrenees in 2011, where The Deep was presented at the co-production village.

The picture is currently in post-production. Olivier Bugge Coutté, who worked on Oslo August 31st, is editing. A Royal Affair cinematographer Rasmus Videbaek is also attached.

Fusi adds to Bac’s growing list of buzzy international titles. Its other titles in Cannes include Argentine Pablo Fendrik’s Ardor, Italian Paolo Virzi’s Human Capital, Belgian Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani’s giallo The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears and Swedish Henrik Hellstrom’s The Quiet Roar

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