Intacto, the Spanish thriller that opened Cannes' Critics' Week sidebar, has scored highly with international buyers.

Handled by Lions Gate Films International, Intacto was bought by Nippon Herald for Japan, Momentum for the UK, Lady Films for Italy, Scanbox Entertainment for all of Scandinavia, Spentzos for Greece, Cosmopol for Russia and the CIS and Right Beyond for Thailand.

The Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-directed picture premiered in January at the Sundance festival where Lions Gate picked up world rights outside Spain. Lions Gate will itself release the picture in North America this winter.

The film is released in Spain by Sogepaq and was previously sold to Metropolitan Filmexport for France.

"This is a great film to bring to the world market. It is a taut elegant thriller about the mysteries of luck and fate crafted by a highly talented director," said Lions Gate co-president Sergei Yershov.