Berlin 2012: MouseTrap Films Snags U.S. Rights to Australian Drama 'Face to Face'

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U.K. sales banner Jinga Films seals deal as the EFM in Berlin ramps up activity.

L.A.-based boutique distributor MouseTrap Films has corralled U.S. rights to Aussie drama Face to Face in a deal struck by British sales banner Jinga Films.

Based on a play by David Williamson and starring Vince Colisimo, Luke Ford, Matthew Newton, Sigrid Thornton and Lauren Clair, Face to Face follows the plight of a construction worker who assaults his boss in a fit of rage at being sacked.

Rather than going to court, he is given the chance to explain his actions in a face-to-face confrontation with his co-workers, which exposes sex, lies and bullying in the workplace.

MouseTrap plans to roll out the film on 25 screens via its monthly festival program Film Festival Flix before expanding to 200 screens nationwide.

Operating with the motto “great films cut through the clutter,” MouseTrap Films aims to focus on bringing festival films to a wider audience stateside.

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