Sony gets rights to 'Paris 36 (Faubourg 36)'

French-language film about trio of stage workers

NEW YORK -- Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S., Australian, New Zealand and Scandinavian rights to Christophe Barratier's upcoming Toronto fest special presentation, "Paris 36 (Faubourg 36)."

The French-language feature chronicles a trio of stage workers in the mid-1930s who decide to stage a show in their recently shuttered dance hall.

The film reunites Barratier with producers Jacques Perrin and Nicolas Mauvernay and stars Gerard Jugnot and Kad Merad, who collaborated on the 2005 best foreign language film Oscar nominee "The Chorus."

"Paris" screens in Toronto on Sept. 6 and will be released by Pathe Distribution on Sept. 24th in France.

Muriel Sauzay and Mike Runagall negotiated the deal for Pathe International.
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