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Toronto 2012: Strand Takes U.S. Rights to Pablo Trapero's 'White Elephant'

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"White Elephant"

The indie distributor plans a spring 2013 release for the Ricardo Darin and Jeremie Renier-starrer that had its North American premiere at TIFF after bowing in Cannes.

TORONTO – Strand Releasing has picked up the U.S. rights to Pablo Trapero’s White Elephant from Wild Bunch after its North American bow at the Toronto International Film Festival.

After Strand earlier released two Trapero films, Lion’s Den and Carancho, it has returned to acquire the Ricardo Darin and Jeremie Renier-starrer about two priests and old friends who help the local people in the shantytowns and slums of Buenos Aires, onlty to get caught up in drug cartel violence.

The film also stars Martina Gusman, who appeared in Trapero’s two earlier movies.

White Elephant had its world premiere in Cannes as part of its Un Certain Regard program.

The deal was done by Wild Bunch’s Carole Baraton and Strand Releasing’s Marcus Hu.

Strand plans a spring 2013 release for White Elephant.