Cinepool has concluded its first sales for Volker Schloendorff's TheNinth Day (Der Neunte Tag) ahead of its world premiere screening inLocarno's Piazza Grande open-air programme on August 5.

Cinepool sales executive Wolfram Skowronnek-Schaer told ScreenDaily.comthat the moral drama has already been sold to Switzerland's Filmcoopi andHungary's Best Hollywood and "negotiations are also underway with severalother territories."

The co-production between Provobis, broadcasters BR andarte, and Luxembourg's Videopress stars Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, BibianaBeglau and Hilmar Thate.

The Ninth Day, which is based on the memoirs of theLuxembourg priest Jean Bernard who was interned in the concentration camp atDachau, will be released theatrically in Germany by Progress Film this autumn.