Montreal-based Delphis Films has closed a deal with R Films for Turkish rights to Fighter (screening in Berlinale's Generation14Plus programme.)

This is the first major international deal on Natasha Arthy's film, which was made through Danish production outfit Nimbus Films.

'It is a film that Turkish audiences can relate to - it is about a young girl who tries to find a place between her passion for action and her Islamic background,' Delphis's Xiao Juan Zhou commented.

R Films is a Turkish distributor with a reputation for imaginative releases of films dealing with multi-cultural themes. The company had success with Fatih Akin's Berlinale winner Head-On, posting over 400,000 admissions.

R Films have taken all rights to Fighter excluding multi-media rights.
Fighter, released in Scandinavia by Sandrews Metronome, is the first Nimbus
film to be handled by Delphis. The sales company also reports strong interest on the title from German buyers.

In the past, Nimbus projects have been handled by Trust. The decision to work with Delphis is part of the Danish company's new strategy to collaborate with international sellers.

'It is a good start,' Nimbus Executive Producer Bo Ehrhardt said of the relationship with Delphis.

Fighter is about a high-school student in Denmark who is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn't inspire her.

Defying her family, Aicha starts secretly training at a professional, co-ed kung fu club. A boy, Emil, helps Aicha train for the club championship and they fall in love.