VenerableFrench sales and production house Eurocine has picked up international salesrights on El Rey, the Colombiansubmission for the foreign-language Oscar.

Thefilm documents the origins of the drug-cultivation in 1940s Colombia, the USpolitical intervention that initially supported production and the origins oftrafficking when the political winds changed.

El Rey is directed by Jose Antonio Dorado Zuniga, avenerable documentarian who originally conceived the film as a documentary. Itreceived financial support from Fonds Sud, the developing country fundadministered by France's CNC and attracted Eurocine as co-producer to locallead-producer de Licores del Valle del Cuaca.