Movienet takes 'Uncle Boonmee' for Germany

Germany is the last major European territory to get the film

BERLIN -- Munich-based distributor Movienet has picked up German rights on Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Palme d'Or Winner "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" from sales agent The Match Factory.

Germany is the last major European territory to fall for "Uncle Boonmee," a whimsical musing on life and resurrection set in rural Thailand. Out of Cannes, Match Factory closed deals with France (Pyramide Distribution), Spain (Karma Films), Italy (BIM Distribuzione) and the U.K. (New Wave Films) and many others.

Movienet recently picked up another Match Factory title, the Spanish drama "Me Too" from director Antonio Naharro. Both "Uncle Boonmee" and "Me Too" will have their German premieres at the Munich Film Festival later this month.
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