TLA Releasing has acquired all UK rights from Montreal-based Seville Pictures to Clement Virgo's boxing drama Poor Boy's Game.

The film received its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and is available for sale in the market here.

The story stars Rossif Sutherland as a young white boxer who, upon his release from prison for the brutal beating of a black man, is coached by the victim's father for an upcoming contest. Danny Glover and Flex Alexander also star.

TLA Releasing partner and director of acquisitions Richard A Wolff negotiated the deal with Seville's vice president of international sales Anick Poirier.

'Poor Boy's Game is the perfect addition to the TLA Releasing catalogue,' Wolff said. 'The film is an honest and emotionally engaging boxing drama buoyed by strong performances, astute direction and story that will stir up discussions about class struggle and racial tensions.'

'I am thrilled about our new association with TLA Releasing,' Poirier said. 'TLA showed great interest, which is always very important for us. We're fully confident that they will put all the necessary efforts towards the success of the film.'