Swedish acquisitions and distribution company NonStop Entertainment has acquired Scandinavian rights to Berlin Golden Bear winner In This World by Michael Winterbottom. Other new acquisitions include audience favourite Whale Rider by acclaimed director Niki Caro, the new Spanish thriller Killing Words, Australian box office hit Crackerjack and Edward Furlong's in Three Blind Mice.

Romantic drama Whale Rider, by New Zealand's highly acclaimed Niki Caro, tells the story of Pai, a young Maori girl abandoned by her father. Following its success at the Sundance, Rotterdam and Toronto film festivals, Whale Rider will premiere on cinemas across Scandinavia later this year.

Spanish thriller Killing Words by actor, writer and director Laura Mana (Compassionate Sex) premiered at the AFM and stars Dario Grandinetti (Talk To Her). The film, about a woman's mysterious disappearance, will open in Spain next month.

Australian box office hit, Crackerjack, is a comedy about a local lawn bowling club and its regulars, starring comedian Mick Molloy. In Three Blind Mice, Edward Furlong witnesses a brutal murder over the internet. Both films are set to premiere in Scandinavia during 2003.

Stockholm-based NonStop Entertainment was launched in October 1998. Currently, NonStop launches 20 to 25 new feature films per year, mainly for the Scandinavian and Baltic audience.