Tartan Films has taken North American and UK rights for controversial Belgian feature Ex Drummer, while German rights have been sold to Legend Home Entertainment.

Loic Magneron at Wide Management struck the Tartan deal with head of acquisitions Jane Giles. Magneron said other major territory deals will close in the next few days.

Giles told Screen International: 'It's a brand new director who is seriously exciting. It's a wild, stylish film that's great fun and actually very funny. It's bound to be controversial.'

Koen Mortier's Ex Drummer has already stirred controversy at home in Belgium, where some arthouse exhibitors have refused to show the film.

The co-production from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and France, is about three dysfunctional rock musicians who find a new drummer who wreaks havoc in their lives.

Wide also sold Alante Kavaite's thriller Fissures (Ecoute Le Temps) to Seville Pictures in Canada.