EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International heads to the AFM with a pair of titles from Fox International Productions (FIP) including Mexican box office sensation Guten Tag, Ramon.
Jorge Ramírez Suárez’s fish-out-of-water drama centres on a young Mexican in search of a better life who emigrates to Germany where he strikes up an unlikely friendship.
The Germany-Mexico co-production is arguably the hit of the year-to-date in Mexico where it has amassed $4.9m and drawn more than 1.2m admissions.
Mongrel International will screen the film at AFM and handles all territory sales on behalf of FIP outside Latin America, Germany and the US.
FIP is scheduled to release Guten Tag, Ramon in the US on February 20, 2015. It opens in Germany on January 22, 2015.
FIP is enjoying success with its recent US release of Bang Bang. The Bollywood film opened on October 19 and has already generated $2.5m in the US and $48m worldwide.
“We’re extremely proud to be presenting Guten Tag, Ramon,” said Mongrel International president Charlotte Mickie. “It’s an extraordinary, heart-warming, audience-pleaser that gives us real insight into the immigrant experience and reassures us that people really can be good, remarkably good.
“We’re so honoured that Fox International Productions has entrusted us with some of the sales on the movie.”
Mongrel International also represents FIP’s Argentinian romance Amapola starring Camilla Belle.
Oscar-winning art director Eugenio Zanetti directs the film that also stars François Arnaud and Geraldine Chaplin.