Cannes 2012: Atrix Closes on 'The Children From Mount Napf'

Beatrix Wesle's sales outfit sold the Swiss documentary to Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands among other territories.

CANNES – German sales outfit Atrix Films has closed multiple deals on the Swiss documentary hit The Children From Mount Napf at Cannes’ Marche du Film.

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For the film, director Alice Schmid followed the children of the remote mountain town of Romoos for an entire year. The town is situated near Mount Napf, where according to legend thunder was created and demons still live.

MFA+ picked up The Children From Mount Napf for Germany and Austria, Contact Film took Dutch rights and Ost for Paradise nabbed the film for Denmark. Other territories sold include Former Yugoslavia (Demiung) and Taiwan (Way Sen International).

In Switzerland, the film has become a huge box office hit, earning more than $1.1 million from only six screens.