Cannes: DCM Takes Ole Bornedal's 'Small Town Killers' for Germany

Small Town Killers Still 2016
Per Arnesen, Miso Film

TrustNordisk also closed deals on the Danish black comedy for Poland, Hong Kong and the former Yugoslavia.

Small Town Killers, the new black comedy from Danish director Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch, I Am Dina), has sold to a number of territories out of the Cannes market.

DCM snatched up the film, starring Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro, Lena Maria Christensen and Mia Lyhne, for German-speaking Europe; M2 Films took Polish rights; Cinemania Group bought rights in the former Yugoslavia; and Edko took the title for Hong Kong.

The film tells the story of two tradesmen, Ib and Edward (Bro and Thomson). Tired of their loveless marriages and dreaming of living the good life they drunkenly decide to hire a Russian contract killer to take our their partners. But they have badly underestimated their wives, and the two soon find themselves at the top of a kill list.

Small Town Killers is produced by Jonas Allen and Peter Bose for Miso Film in co-production with 4Fiction and Nordisk Film. Nordisk will bow the movie in Denmark with a planned Dec. 25 release. TrustNordisk is handling international sales.