TRUSTNORDISK CLOSES US SALE ON THOMAS VINTERBERG AND ZENTROPA’S ‘ANOTHER ROUND’

TrustNordisk has sealed a deal for the US with Samuel Goldwyn Films prior to the film’s official premiere.

The deal was negotiated between President at Samuel Goldwyn Films, Peter Goldwyn and Managing Director at TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt.

Previously announced sales include UK and Ireland (StudioCanal), France (Haut et Court), Canada (Mongrel Media), Australia (Umbrella Entertainment), Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein (Weltkino), Japan (Klockworx), China (Red Apollo), South Korea (Atnine Film), Turkey (Filmarti), Benelux (September Films), Spain (Bteam Pictures), Italy (Movies Inspired), Portugal (Films4You), Mexico, Central America and Colombia (Gussi) and Brazil (Synapse/Vitrine), Russia (Capella Film), Switzerland (Pathé Film), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Greece (Rosebud), Israel (United King Films), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film & Video), Poland (Best Film), Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia (Estin Film), Romania (Bad Unicorn) and Czech Republic (Film Europe).

ANOTHER ROUND has already had an impressive festival life, with the film being honored with the Official label of Cannes 2020, screening in the Official Selection at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and last but not least, it will screen in Competition at San Sebastian Film Festival in mid-September.

The film will open in Danish theaters on September 24th 2020.

With this new highly anticipated modern drama, Vinterberg re-unites a major part of his team from the heartrending drama THE HUNT (2012), which took the world audience by storm and was nominated for a Golden Globe® and an Academy Award® and screened In Competition in Cannes. Vinterberg’s reunion includes fellow Academy Award®-nominee and co-screenwriter Tobias Lindholm as well as internationally acclaimed actors Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe and Magnus Millang, who previously starred in Vinterberg’s dramas THE COMMUNE (2016) and THE COMMAND (2018).

 

Synopsis 

There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students?

Initial results are positive, and the teachers’ little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.

 

Cast and crew

Vinterberg is acknowledged for his impressive portfolio of heartrending dramas, including THE CELEBRATION (1998) which won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and was nominated for a Golden Globe®, the award-winning THE HUNT (2012) and Berlin Silver Bear-winning THE COMMUNE (2016).

ANOTHER ROUND stars an exclusive Danish A-list cast, including Mads Mikkelsen, who won the award for ‘Best Actor’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 for his lead role in THE HUNT and has starred in several blockbusters, including ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016), DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) and CASINO ROYALE (2006). In 2011, he received the European Film Academy’s honorary award of European Achievement in World Cinema.

In addition to Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen (THE WAVE, 2015; THE HUNT, 2012), Magnus Millang (THE COMMUNE, 2016) and Lars Ranthe (Emmy Award®-winning RIDE UPON THE STORM, 2017-2018; THE HUNT, 2012), the main cast includes Maria Bonnevie (A SECOND CHANCE, 2014; RECONSTRUCTION, 2003), Helene Reingaard Neumann (THE COMMUNE, 2016) and Susse Wold (THE HUNT, 2012).

ANOTHER ROUND is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing for Zentropa Entertainments3 in co-production with Film i Väst, Zentropa Sweden, Topkapi Films and Zentropa Netherlands with support from Danish Film Institute, TV 2 DENMARK, Eurimages, Netherlands Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, Netherlands Film Production Incentive and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Nordic distribution in co-operation with Nordisk Film Distribution, international sales by TrustNordisk.