Dutch independent distributor RCV has announced that itacquired a large number of major titles during Cannes. Deals include the threebiggest films offered during the market section at the festival: The Brothers Grimm (starring Matt Damonand Heath Ledger) ,The Good Shepherd(with Leonardo DiCaprio) and The NewWorld (Colin Farrell, directed by Terrence Malick).

From the competition-program RCV acquired thewine-documentary Mondovino, byJonathan Nossiter, while from Un Certain Regard RCV got The Woodsman (with Kevin Bacon) and the teen-drama Mean Creek, by first-timer Jacob AaronEstes.

RCV is also the Dutch rights-holder of the new DavidCronenberg thriller A History Of Violence,starring Viggo Mortensen.

Meanwhile, Palme d'Or-winner Fahrenheit 9/11 was picked up before the festival began by ParadisoFilmed Entertainment, which is planning a August/September release for MichaelMoore's documentary. During the festival the independent Benelux distributorbought the rights for the thriller Cronicas(shown in Un Certain Regard) and the French Brodeuses(Semaine de la Critique), the debut by director Eleonore Faucher. In addition,the latest Jean-Luc Godard title, NotreMusique (out of competition) will be released by Paradiso.

At the market Paradiso obtained the New Line-titles:action-comedy The Man (starringSamuel L. Jackson) and the comedy MonsterIn Law, starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, returning after a break of19 years. Also on the Cannes-list of Paradiso pick-ups are Fade Out (with Billy BobThornton and Kate Beckinsale) and the Finnish comedy Producing Adults.

Amsterdam-based Cinemien bought German competition-entry The Edukators , Roads To Koktebel (by Alexei Popogebesky) and the animation Midsummer Dream, by Angel de la CruzManolo Gomez.