EXCLUSIVE: Buyers are beginning to pounce on the next Five Obstructions

Details of the next Five Obstructions, the Martin Scorsese/Lars Von Trier collaboration announced last week, remain skimpy but even so, buyers are beginning to pounce.

“These two directors collaborating was enough for us to take a certain risk and we think it will pay off in the long run,” said Marcin Piasecki, Managing-Director of Kino Swiat (which has now taken the film for Poland.)

Other buyers who have also snapped up the Scorsese/Von Trier collaboration at a very early stage include Independenta Film (Romania) and Aero Films (CzechRep. and Slovak Rep).

These deals were announced by TrustNordisk on the eve of the screening of Von Trier’s Melancholia in competition in Cannes.

Other TrustNordisk projects have also been doing a roaring trade. Nikolaj Arcel’s epic drama A Royal Affair, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander has been picked
up by Golem (Spain), Metrodome (UK), MFA (Germany), Ascot Elite (Switzerland), Aero Films (Czech Rep.) and Best Film (Poland). A Royal Affair is produced by Zentropa.

Petter Næss’ Comrade, which stars Rupert Grint amongst others, has been acquired by Metrodome (UK), Kino Swiat (Poland) and Vendetta (Australia).