Berlin-based sales agent MDC International has picked up international distribution for Michael Schorr's feature debut Schultze Gets The Blues, which won the Special Director's Award at this year's Venice Film Festival.

The tragicomedy produced by Filmkombinat Nordost has already secured theatrical distribution in the USA (Paramount Classics), UK (Paramount), Germany and Austria (UIP), Switzerland (Look Now), Italy (Lady Film), Netherlands (Cinemien) and Belgium/Luxembourg (ABC Distribution).

MDC's Wigbert Moschall, who will be giving the film its international market premiere at the forthcoming MIFED next week, told at the Cottbus Film Festival that there is "strong interest" in the film from distributors in Scandinavia, France and Spain.