Regent Releasing and Here Media have acquired North American rights from UK-based E-Motion to Robert Young’s drama Eichmannstarring Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity and Franka Potente.
Regent/Here plans a theatrical release in select cities in October after general manager and executive vice president of distribution and acquisitions Mark Reinhart negotiated the deal with James Shavick, Kent Walwin and Karl Richards on behalf of E-Motion.
The film is based on the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, the architect of Adolf Hitler’s Final Solution who was captured in hiding in Argentina 15 years after the end of the Second World War.
Kretschmann plays the lead as the character engages in a battle of wits with a young Israeli police officer who tries to extract the confession. E-Motion’s Peter Bevan and Karl Richards produced
“Eichmann represents the kind of powerful and thought-provoking English language world cinema that Regent/Here will be focused on distributing alongside our award-winning foreign language titles,” Reinhart said.
Regent and Here Media’s slate includes Yojiro Takita’s best foreign language Oscar winner Departures, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury prize winner Tokyo Sonata, and Majid Majidi’s Iranian foreign language Oscar submission The Song Of Sparrows.