Strand picks up 'A Somewhat Gentle Man'
Norwegian crowd-pleaser was a hit at BerlinCANNES -- Strand Releasing has picked up Norwegian crowd-pleaser "A Somewhat Gentle Man" for North America from TrustNordisk.
Hans Petter Moland's wry crime comedy stars Stellan Skarsgaard as an ex-convict released from prison who tries to live a normal, quiet life but is also looking for vengeance against the snitch who put him in jail.
Strand plans to bow the film domestically in the fourth quarter of 2010.
TrustNordisk sales head Susan Wendt and Strand co-president Jon Gerrans negotiated the deal.
Recent Strand releases include Catherine Breillat's "Bluebeard" and "Spring Fever" from Lou Ye. Strand recently picked up Francois Ozon's "Hideaway" for a bow later this year: