MDC International has picked upinternational distribution rights for Douglas Wolfsperger'shistorical documentary The Max HansenStory - Did You Ever Fall In Love With Me' (War'n Sie SchonMal In Mich Verliebt')which will have its world premiere in the Critics Week sidebar at next week's Locarno International Film Festival (August 3-13, 2005).

The co-production between Cologne-based ICONFilm with public broadcaster WDR and Austria's Epo-Filmcentres on the popular half-Jewish Berlin cabaretartist, actor, singer and comedian from the 1920s and early 1930s who had tomake a rapid exit from Germany in 1933 after suggesting that Adolf Hitler was homosexual in the song Did You Ever Fall In Love With Me'

The film will be distributed theatrically inGermanyby GM Films.