'Klimt,' 'Apples' in with Outsider


Outsider Pictures is bringing two foreign films to North America: the European artist biopic "Klimt," starring John Malkovich, and the black comedy "Adam's Apples," Denmark's 2005 Oscar submission.

Writer-director Raul Ruiz's "Klimt" centers on the late 19th century Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) and his many affairs, including a sexually charged romance with his muse (Saffron Burrows). The film was produced by Epo-Film, Film Line, Lunar Films and Gemini Films.

Outsider has all North American rights to the 96-minute producer's cut of "Klimt," which premiered at last year's Rotterdam Film Festival alongside the 130-minute director's cut. According to an Outsider rep, the producer's cut was the only version available to the company.

Anders Thomas Jensen's "Apples" follows a neo-Nazi, a rapist and a politically motivated thief doing community service in the company of an upbeat priest with a history of tragedy who believes he's battling Satan. Outsider obtained all Canadian and U.S. theatrical and select U.S. television rights to the comedy, which was produced by Mie Andreasen and Tivi Magnusson and executive produced by Kim Magnusson.