Germany's Constantin Film has acquired thetheatrical and DVD/video rights for Germany and Austria for ChristopheBarratier's French box-office sensation Les Choristes from veteranproducer Arthur Cohn.

Constantin will release Les Choristesunder the German title of Die Kinder Des Monsieur Mathieu on August 26.

Meanwhile, German rights trader Tiberius Filmhas picked up all German language rights (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) forNimrod Antal's feature Kontroll which was awarded the Prix de Jeunesseat last month's Cannes Film Festival.

Tiberius Film's Head of Distribution David Marshtold that the film, which has already been selected forthis year's Fantasy Filmfest this summer, will be released theatrically inGermany in the autumn. 'We'll be releasing through a booking and billingagency like Filmwelt, but we'll be deciding on our partner on a case-by-casebasis. This case has yet to be decided,' he said.