The Match Factory (TMF) has picked up international rights for Danish filmmaker Soren Kragh-Jacobsen's political thriller What No One Knows which will have its world premiere in the Panorama Special section on February 11.

The Nimbus Film production, which stars Anders W. Berthelsen, Maria Bonnevie and Ghita Norby, is the first collaboration with the Cologne/Munich sales agent.

'I must say, we are more than happy about this,' Nimbus producer Lars Bredo Rahbek says about the new partnership. 'It's fun to layout international marketing strategies with a partner eight months before the film opens. The Match Factory has been a perfect sparring partner throughout that time.'

'I'm looking for films with character, films that stick on your mind,' TMF's Michael Weber adds. 'What No One Knows impressed me already at script level; it is also the first Danish film we are representing.'

Apart from What No One Knows, The Match Factory will be handling a second Nimbus Film production - Ole Christian Madsen's Second World War resistance drama Flame & Citron - during 2008. Starring Mads Mikkelsen and Thure Lindhardt, the film was shot at the Babelsberg Studios last year and is set to be the biggest Danish language production of all time with a budget exceeding Euros 6m.

This year also sees The Match Factory also handling another three films in the Panorama section: Ozgur Yildirim's Chiko, Stefan Arsenijevic's Love And Other Crimes, and Goetz Spielmann's Revanche.