Ascot ties up 'Hunger,' 'Tenderness'

Inks deals for German-speaking territories

COLOGNE, Germany -- Swiss-based film group Ascot Elite Entertainment has acquired all rights in German-speaking territories for Steve McQueen's BAFTA Award-winning drama "Hunger" and Jon Foster's cop thriller "Tenderness," starring Russell Crowe.

The double pack follows a busy Berlin for Ascot, which picked up German rights to half a dozen titles at the European Film Market, including writer-director Julian Gilbey's upcoming action thriller "A Lonely Place to Die" starring Franka Potente; Korean creature feature "Chaw" from Jeong-won Shin; Sci-fi horror title "The Thaw" starring Val Kilmer; Jamie Thraves' "Cry of the Owl"; Gerald McMorrow's "Franklyn"; and soccer hooligan tale "The Firm," directed by Nick Love.