Rai Trade has sold cult horrormeister Dario Argento's thriller, DoYou Like Hitchcock' to Japan's Wise Policy.
Deals on the hot English-language picture have also been struck with USdistributor Marvista, Russia's Alpha Motion Company, Denmark's DR TV, Sweden'sSverige Television Sdt, Hungary's PCN Budapest, the Czech Republic's Euro Kimand ex-Yugoslavia's Centra Belgrado.
The film has also sold to Beta Film (Germany and Austria), France andSwitzerland (Studio Canal Plus), Holland and Belgium (A-Film), Bulgaria(BNT), Turkey (EPS) and Greece (Prooptiki).
Do You Like Hitchcock', which stars ElioGermano (Respiro), is the first in a series of seven detective storiesinspired by famous Hitchcock movies, which are to be made by various Italianand international filmmakers to mark the British director's 100th anniversary.
All buyers of Do You Like Hitchcock' have an option on the othersix pictures, which will be made under the supervision of Argento, whomasterminded the project.
Do You Like Hitchcock' is produced by Rai Trade, Spain's Istitut delCinema Catalano (ICC) and Italy's Genesis Pictures.
Meanwhile, Rai Trade has further consolidated its relationship withPalace Films, selling both Pupi Avati's Quando Arrivano Le Ragazze andAlessandro D'Alatri's La Febbre to the Australian distributor.
La Febbre, starring Fabio Volo, will open an Italian cinemaretrospective at New York's Lincoln Center (June 1-10).