Gaga Communications has acquired Japanese rights to Michael Winterbottom's sci-fi Code 46, which is currently in production starring Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton.

The deal was sealed with UK-based sales agent The Works at last week's AFM, where Winterbottom's previous film, Berlin winner In This World, was one of the market's strongest selling titles.

The story of two Afghan refugees, also sold by The Works, has now gone to a host of territories including France (Haut et Court), Germany (Arsenal Film), Hong Kong (Edko Films), Italy (Mikado Film), Japan (Amuse Pictures) and Scandinavia excluding Iceland (NonStop Entertainment).

Code 46 also went to LNK for Portugal and Spentzos Films for Greece & Greek Cyprus. United Artists has North American rights on the Revolution Films production, which is backed by the Film Council's Premiere Fund and BBC Films.