Lukas Moodysson’s 1980s-set feature picked up for Australia, Italy and Taiwan.


Following its world premiere in Venice and screenings in Toronto, TrustNordisk has closed a number of deals on Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best!.

It has been been sold to Australia (NewVision Films), Italy (Bim Distribuzione) and Taiwan (Maison Motion). A number of other territories are currently in negotiation, according to TrustNordisk.

Previously announced territories include UK (Metrodome), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Switzerland (Frenetic Films), Former Yugoslavia (Continental Film) and Lithuania (Scanorama).

The film revolves around Bobo, Klara and Hedvig, three young outsiders in 1980s Stockholm who despite their differences find unity in music and form a punk band, despite not owning any instruments.

It is produced by Lars Jönsson for Memfis Film, co-produced by Film I Väst, SVT and Zentropa in co-operation with Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and with support from the Swedish Film Institute, The Danish Film Institute and Nordisk Film and TV Fond.

It will be released in Sweden on Oct 11, 2013.