Beta Cinema has closed deals with France's Metropolitan Filmexport and Italy's BIM Distribution for the distribution rights to Sergei Bodrov's Genghis Khan epic Mongol ahead of its world premiere as a special presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept 8.

Beta had already presold the title to more than 30 territories, including Picturehouse/Odeon for North America, Hopscotch for Australia/New Zealand and Lumiere for the Benelux.

The sales agent will also be looking to conclude further deals on Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters, which will screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section, and secure presales on three new high-profile German titles in production or preproduction.

They are Max Faerberboeck's Second World War drama Anonyma - A Woman In Berlin, Hermine Huntgeburth's new adaptation of Theodor Fontane's novel Effi Briest, and Florian Gallenberger's John Rabe - The Good Man of Nanking about the German businessman and Nazi party member who succeeded in setting up a neutral zone in the city of Nanking in 1937 and saved the lives of countless Chinese during the Nanking massacre.