TartanUSA has acquired all US rights to Jonnie To's Election and Election 2from Celluloid Dreams.

Bothfilms played in official selection in Cannes, the first in 2005 andthe sequel this year.

Thedeal was brokered by Charlotte Mickie for CelluloidDreams and Tartan USA acquisitions consultant Marie-Therese Guirgis.

Boththrillers are set in the underworld of Hong Kong gangsters.

'Election 2 was one of the clearhighlights of the Cannes Film Festival this year - the film works as action, asdrama, and as art," said Guirgis. "Tartan USA's release of theseoutstanding films will give Johnnie To the wideraudience he deserves as one of the masters of the current Hong Kong cinema.'