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M-Appeal sells The Major to France, Greece

EXCLUSIVE: German M-Appeal has sold Russian Yury Bykov’s Critics’ Week title The Major to French distributors Zootrope and Greek firm Ama Films for theatrical release.

Bykov’s drama revolves around a police officer who tries to cover up a hit and miss he commits as he rushes to the hospital where his wife is giving birth.

The picture is market screening this evening [May 19] ahead of its Critics’ Week premiere.

The picture is produced by Alexey Uchitel’s Moscow-based Rock Films that also produced Taisia Igumentseva’s Bite the Dust, which premieres in a a special screening in Cannes.

Past acquisitions by Paris-based Zootrope include La Sirga.

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