Dutch distributorRCV Entertainment bought a dozen high profile English-language titles at Cannes.

Although the prices paid have notbeen disclosed, the company's willingness to pre-buy so many titles that haveyet to go into production underlines the competitiveness of the Dutch market.

RCV'sshopping list was headed by Monkeyface, the racing scam story to be directed by Stephen Frears with Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband MichaelDouglas. The picture is handled internationally by Franchise, as is anotheracquisition Void Moon, an adoptiondrama directed by Mimi Leder with Diane Lane and Al Pacinoin the lead roles.

From regular supplier Miramax, RCVtook four titles Wes Craven's Cursed,Spy Kids 3-D Game Over, Bad Santa and Scary Movie 3, the latest in the horror parody series.

New Line International provided itwith two sequels; Blade 3 and The Mask 2, which it says has aproduction budget exceeding $100m. From New Line, RCV also bought Five Dollars A Day,a comedy about a man who takes his dying father to Mexico that will be directed by Scott Hicks.Gene Hackman stars.

RCV also committed to The Lost City, which is set to mark AndyGarcia's directorial debut and ThePrince And The Freshman from Lions Gate andSenator International's Harold And KumarGo To The White Castle.