Following the success of Rachid Bouchareb's Days Of Glory, another French film dealing with thetrauma of the Algerian experience has been piquing buyers' interest. In therun-up to the AFM, Florent Siri's Intimate Enemies has been racking up deals.
Since M6 began pre-sales on the project in Cannes in May with onlya script and a pre-production promo reel, Intimate Enemies seems to have caughtdistributors' imagination. The main territories already sold are Benelux (FilmDe L'Elyse), Russia (21 Entertainment), Poland-Romania-Bulgaria-ex-Yugoslavia(Radivision) Czech republic and Slovakia (AQS), China (HGC), Thailand (J-Bics),Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (D Productions) and Bresil (Focus Filmes.)
At AFM, M6 is looking to close deals on the key remaining Europeanterritories (UK, Italy, Germany, Spain) as well as enticing US and Japanesedistributors. The company reports "interest" from several USdistributors, who will attend a special screening of a promo reel.
Siri's most recent feature Hostage starred Bruce Willis. Intimate Enemies, starring Benoit Magimel and AlbertDupontel, was shot in Morocco earlier this year.