Swiss distributor AscotElite, whose forthcoming release of Christopher Smith's horror comedy Severance will be screened as part of Locarno's Piazza Grande open-air programme next month, hasacquired Laurence Malkin's psychological thriller Five Fingers, starring Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Philippe, and Wilson Yip's Hong Kongaction film SPL for Germany, Austriaand Switzerland.
In addition, the leading independent has picked up Swiss rights for MikeNewell's adaptation of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel Love In The Time Of Cholera, the new Milos Forman drama Goya's Ghosts, thePang Brother remake Bangkok Dangerous,and the Hilary Swank-starrer PS I Love You.