AFM 2011: Bavaria Sells 'Hotel Lux' to Italian Distributor Archibald Fiilm

6:40 AM PST 11/02/2011 by Scott Roxborough

The period comedy features German star Michael 'Bully' Herbig as a cabaret performer who becomes Stalin's personal astrologer.

Los Angeles - Bavaria Film International has sold Italian rights to the period comedy Hotel Lux to Italian distributor Archibald after the film screened in competition at the Rome Film Festival. Bavaria is selling Hotel Lux at the American Film Market, with the first screening today, Wednesday, at 3 p.m.

Directed by Leander Haussmann, Hotel Lux stars German multi-talent Michael 'Bully' Herbig as a cararet performer in Nazi Germany. After telling one too many Hitler jokes, he is forced to flee the country. Trying to make it to Hollywood, he gets as far as Moscow where he starts a new, even more bizzare secord career as a personal astrologer to Stalin. Thekla Reuten (In Bruges) also stars. Constantin Film bowed Hotel Lux in Germany last week, where it earned $627,000 (€456,000) in its opening weekend.

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