In one of the first pick-ups of this year's Rotterdam Tiger competition, French outfit Wide Management is to handle international sales on Koen Mortier's Ex Drummer. The news was confirmed on Sunday in Rotterdam, just prior to the film's world premiere. All territories are open, except for Benelux, which is being handled by A-Film.

Ex Drummer is already building up a reputation as one of the most contentious Belgian films in recent years. Critical opinion is sharply split on the project, which is adapted from the novel by Herman Brusselmans, the 'bad boy' of Flemish literature. The film is about a well-known writer who joins a band with three disabled rock musicians.