AFM: Buyers Join Thomas Vinterberg's 'Commune'

Karina Tengberg
Thomas Vinterberg

The drama, set in a 1970s Danish commune, features 'In a Better World' stars Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen

International buyers are rushing to join Thomas Vinterberg's The Commune.

The 1970s-set period drama, which looks at the personal and political struggles in a Danish commune, was a hot seller for TrustNordisk, which closed multiple deals at the American Film Market earlier this month.

Prokino picked up The Commune for Germany and Austria, Artificial Eye took the film for the U.K., September nabbed Benelux and California Filmes picked up The Commune for Brazil.

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Other deals include ones for Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Poland (Gutek Film) and the former Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom Film), among others.

The Commune is Vinterberg's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated drama The Hunt. The director is currently shooting the film on location in Denmark, featuring a cast of Danish all-stars including In A Better World actors Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm, Lars Ranthe of The Hunt and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty).

Nordisk Film Distribution will release The Commune in Scandinavia.

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