Bleiberg Entertainment, riding high following the sale in Cannes of North American rights on Un Certain Regard entry The Band's Visit to Sony Pictures Classics, has closed major territories on He Was A Quiet Man starring Christian Slater and Elisha Cuthbert.

Deals closed with Spain (Manga), the UK (High Fliers), Germany (EMS), Italy (One Movie), Brazil (Flashstar), South Korea (AK Entertainment), Latin America (Swen), and Australia (Accent).

Rights have also gone to Scandinavia (Angel Scandinavia), Portugal (Lusomundo), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Poland (Carisma), the Middle East (Shooting Stars), Greece (Village Roadshow), the former Yugoslavia (First Production), the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria (Blue Sky Media), and Turkey (Emma).

Frank A Cappello directed and Michael Leahy produced He Was A Quiet Man, in which Slater plays an alienated office worker who inadvertently saves a life and has to deal with the consequences. The film premiered at SXSW and also stars William H Macy.

'We couldn't be happier with the sales,' chairman and chief executive officer Ehud Bleiberg said. 'We know that each distributor truly understands the provocative nature of the film.'

Beverly Hills-based Bleiberg Entertainment is currently in production on Paul Schrader's Holocaust saga Adam Resurrected starring Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe.