New Los Angeles-based sales company Fabrication Films closed astring of sales in Cannes on Paul Fox's thriller The Dark Hours, which received its first marketscreening on the Croisette.

Splendid picked up rights for Germany, VideoFilmes forBrazil, Luxor for Russia, Hollywood Films for Scandinavia, and HollywoodEntertainment for Greece.

The picture also went to Dutch FilmWorks for Benelux, BNT forThailand, Cathay for Singapore, Shapira for Israel, and PT Parkit forIndonesia.

The story of aman who terrorises his former psychiatrist, The Dark Hours won the audience award at the EdinburghDead By Dawn Film Festival last week.