The recently launched distributor has added the Swedish hit to its initial slate and plans an Oct 12 platform release in New York and Los Angeles.

Lisa Ohlin’s drama centres on a gifted boy during WWII who feels out of place in his family. Bill Skarsgard, Helen Sjoholm and Jan Josef Liefers star.

Simon & The Oaks grossed more than $4m in Sweden and earned a record 13 nominations for Sweden’s 2012 Guldbagge Awards.  

The Film Arcade negotiated the deal with Peter Torkelsson from NonStop Sales.

Ambush Entertainment producers Miranda Bailey and Matthew Leutwyler launched Film Arcade at Sundance this year with former Might Entertainment executives Andy Bohn and Jason Beck.

The company co-acquired Sundance documentary The Other Dream Team with Lionsgate and they plan an autumn release.