Berlin Panorama title directed by Fruit Chan.

Fortissimo Films is growing its Berlin slate by adding Fruit Chan’s Panorama world premiere The Midnight After.

Fortissimo takes on world rights outside China and Hong Kong.

The film is a Hong Kong-set thriller about passengers on a late-night minibus who realise they are the only people left alive in the city.

Amy Chin produces and executive producer is Winnie Tsang at Golden Scene Company, which will handle the Hong Kong release this summer.

The cast includes Simon Yam, Kara Hui, Lam Suet, Wong You-nam, Janice Man, and Chui Tien-you.

The deal was negotiated by Fortissimo Chairman Michael J. Werner with Tsang.

Werner commented: “We have had the great pleasure of  working with director Fruit Chan in the past and we are thrilled to be reunited with him on his new film, The Midnight After, which is a powerful, evocative, and provocative look at Hong Kong and society in general in a post-apocalyptic setting.”

Tsang added: “We are thrilled that The Midnight After is going to enjoy its world premiere in Berlin and are happy to be working with our friends at Fortissimo Films to bring this very unique and powerful story to the international marketplace.”