TLA Releasing has acquired North American home entertainmentrights to Pieter Kuijpers' award-winning Dutch crime drama Godforsakenand David Mackenzie's Scottish comic mystery The Last Great Wildernessand plans to release both under its International Film Festival DVD/VHS label.
These are the third and fourth films picked up by TLA at Cannesfollowing Srdjan Karanovic's Serbian romantic comedy Loving Glances andDito Tsintsadze's German thriller Gun-Shy.
Godforsaken is based on the true story of a trio ofkillers who terrorised Holland in the mid-1990s. Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt andAngela Schijf star.
TLA acquired the rights from London-based High Point Films, whichwas represented by marketing director Carey Fitzgerald.
TLA president Ray Murray describes The Last Great Wildernessas "Rosemary's Baby meets The Osbornes by way of The WickerMan" and the story centres on two men who stumble upon an isolated mansionwhere orgies and occult practices are order of the day.
Alastair Mackenzie, the director's brother and co-writer, starswith Jonathan Phillips. David Mackenzie's other credits include the drama YoungAdam, which was recently rated NC-17 in the US for sexual content (Screendaily.com,Mar 19 2004).
TLA acquired The Last Great Wilderness from Trust FilmSales, represented by its chief executive officer Annakarin Strom.