EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Arrow Films picks up Pascal Bonitzer’s comedy starring Kristin Scott Thomas.

Arrow Films has picked up SBS Productions comedy Cherchez Hortense, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Jean-Pierre Bacri and Isabelle Carre.

Cherchez Hortense follows a professor who has to win over his estranged father in order to help a friend from being deported.

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The comedy has scored 347,522 admissions in France in 2 weeks.

Arrow told Screen: “Arrow Films are very happy to launch their relationship together with SBS Productions on such a fresh, charming story held together with an impeccable cast. We look forward to bring the film over to the UK in early 2013.”