Berlin 2013: 'Northwest' Sells to U.K., France, Benelux

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Michael Noer's crime drama premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

BERLIN - Northwest, the new crime drama from Danish director Michael Noer has proved a strong seller for TrustNordisk at this year's European Film Market, with a trio of big all-rights deals for the title: with French distributor BAC Films, Arrow Films in the U.K. and Benelux distributor Wild Bunch.

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Set in Copenhagen's rough northwest neighborhood, the feature follows two brothers as they fight to climb the ladder of organized crime. Newcomers (and real-life brothers) Gustav Dzekjaer Giese and Oscar Dyekjaer Giese star.

Noer's first feature -- the prison drama R -- was well received and sold strongly worldwide.

Northwest premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam before heading to Berlin.