Swedish sales agent NonStop Sales, launched last year at Cannes, has picked up a raft of hot Nordic titles headed by Danish feature Flickering Lights which has racked up admissions of 380,000 at the local box office.
Flickering Lights, produced by Tivi Magnusson and Kim Magnusson's M&M Productions, features an all-star cast of Denmark's best acting talents including Soren Pilmark (The Kingdom), Ulrich Thomsen (The Zookeeper), Mads Mikkelsen (Bleeder), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (The Idiots) and Sofie Grabol (Mifune). It tells the story of four petty thieves and best friends, who flee town with a suitcase of money, but end up in an abandoned restaurant in the countryside when their car breaks down.
The film features in the Nordic competition at Goteborg this week, and will open in Sweden on February 16.
NonStop also has three new Finnish titles on its slate, including writer-director Olli Saarela's eagerly-awaited Bad Luck Love, his first feature since critical and box office success The Ambush, which swept the Finnish Film Awards last year. A GNU Films Oy production, set to screen in the Panorama section of the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, Bad Luck Love is about a former criminal who tries to change his life by taking control of himself and responsibility for his new-born kid.
NonStop has also picked up Aleksi Maakelaa's romantic comedy The South, another highly-anticipated Finnish title, produced by progressive outfit Solar Films and a box office success on home territory last year. The third Finnish title, Pekka Lehto's Tango Cabaret, is based on the true story of a Finnish celebrity, the 73-year-old Aira Samulin, a former beauty queen who still works as a dance teacher.
NonStop's slate of Nordic features also includes Swedish psycho horror The Unknown and romantic drama Swedish Beauty.
NonStop sales manager Michael Werner will present the new titles at the Nordic Event at Goteborg, the Berlin Film Festival and the AFM.