Danish feature has begun shooting and marks follow-up to Vinterberg ‘s The Hunt.

Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune has been snapped up by French distributor Le Pacte from TrustNordisk, which is currently pitching the upcoming film at AFM.

The deal was negotiated between Thomas Pibarot, head of acquisitions at Le Pacte, and Nicolai Korsgaard, sales manager at TrustNordisk.

Jean Labadie, CEO at Le Pacte, described The Commune as a “unique, highly distinctive and deeply emotional film” that contained an “overwhelming and powerful one-two punch to the heart”.

Shooting has just begun on the feature and will continue for a total of eight weeks on location in Denmark and in Trollhättan, Sweden.

It marks Vinterberg’s follow-up to Oscar-nominated The Hunt and is being made by Zentropa in co-operation with Toolbox Film.

The ensemble cast is led by Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares and Lars Ranthe.

The story explores the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a 1970s commune.

Vinterberg is again teaming with co-writer Tobias Lindholm for The Commune. They previously co-wrote Submarino and The Hunt, recieving a European Film Award for the latter for Best Screenwriter in 2012.

Producers are Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Morten Kaufmann for Zentropa Entertainments19 in co-operation with Toolbox Film, co-produced by Film I Väst, Zentropa International Sweden, Topkapi Films and Zentropa International Netherlands with support from Danish Film Institute, DR, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, The Netherlands Film Fund, Swedish Film Institute and the MEDIA programme of the European Union.

Nordic distribution is through Nordisk Film Distribution.

TrustNordisk handles international sales.