Luxembourg-basedPaul Thiltges Distributions (PTD) will handle international sales on Austrian filmmakerMichael Glawogger's documentary Workingman's Death.

Thefilm will have its world premiere in the Orizzonti sidebar at Venice nextmonth.

Produced by Lotus Film with Germany's Quinte Film, Workingman'sDeath focuses on the act of performing heavy manual labour and on thoseworkers who toil at it each day under different social and economic conditionsaround the world. Production stretched over two years between 2002 and 2004 atlocations in Ukraine, Java, Pakistan, Germany, Nigeria and China.

Thefilm will be released theatrically in Austria in November 2005 by Filmladen.

PTDalso served as the sales agent for Glawogger's previous documentary Megacitieswhich premiered in the Piazza Grande open-air programme at the Locarno FilmFestival in 1998 and won the best documentary prize at the Sao Paulo FilmFestival.