Cologne/Munich-based sales agent The Match Factory will be handling international sales for three world premieres in the Berlinale's Panorama Special section next week.

The first of the trio is Hamburg-born Oezguer Yildirim's feature debut Chiko which premieres Feb 9 in the Zoo Palast.

The no holds-barred story about a wannabe drug boss (played by Denis Moschitto) whose loyalties and future are put on the line when his best friend crosses the local big man (Moritz Bleibtreu) was produced by Fatih Akin and Klaus Maeck's production house corazon international and will be released theatrically in Germany by Falcom Media in April.

A day later sees the premieres of Austrian filmmaker Goetz Spielmann's revenge drama Revanche, starring Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust and Ursula Strauss, and Belgrade-born Stefan Arsenijevic's feature debut Love And Other Crimes with Anica Dobra and Milena Dravic.

The Match Factory will also be representing actress-director Nicolette Krebitz's second feature The Heart Is A Dark Forest which had its international premiere this week in Rotterdam's Time and Tide section.