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Depardieu thriller sells for Saradan

EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling UK sales outfit inks multiple deals on Russian thriller.

Fledgling UK sales outfit Saradan Media has closed multiple deals on Gerard Depardieu and Elizabeth Hurley crime-thriller Viktor.

Deals have closed with MGN/Paradise Film Group for CIS, Vertice 360 for Spain, Gruppo Minerva for Italy, Swen for Latin America, Five Stars for Israel and Eagle film for Middle East.

Deals were closed by Saradan’s US sales rep Karinne Behr.

Writer-director Philippe Martinez’s feature, in which Depardieu plays a father whose sins are redeemed as he avenges his son’s death, was shot last year in Moscow and Chechnya with the finished film screening in Cannes for the first time last week. Producer is Arnaud Frilley.

London-based Saradan is overseen by former banker Lee Beasley, who previously worked in the Entertainment division of The Royal Bank of Scotland in London and Standard Chartered Bank in Honk Kong.

LA-based Behr was previously president of Bauer Martinez Studios and president of International Distribution for Pangea Media Group.

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