Official Press Release – TrustNordisk has sold the rights of Kristian Levring’s western THE SALVATION to Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) in a number of international territories, including Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa.
The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, Head of Sales, on behalf of TrustNordisk.
“There is no doubt that THE SALVATION has found a perfect home at UPIE who we are sure will give the film the best possible launch. This also strongly indicates that the international market place is more than ready for a western of Scandinavian origin”, says Susan Wendt, Head of Sales at TrustNordisk.
Officially selected for Out of Competition, midnight screening at the Cannes International Film Festival, THE SALVATION is a large scale western rooted in Scandinavia – a tale of revenge, blood feud, lost love and greed.
THE SALVATION is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kristian Levring (THE KING IS ALIVE, 2000), written by Academy Award-winner Anders Thomas Jensen (IN A BETTER WORLD, 2010 and LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, 2012) together with Kristian Levring. Featuring an all-star cast consisting of Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce among others and led by Mads Mikkelsen THE SALVATION tells the story of a Danish settler in 19th century North America, who sets out to avenge his family.
THE SALVATION is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments33 ApS in co-production with Spier Films from South Africa and Forward Films from UK with the support of The Danish Film Institute, Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Developed with support from Film I Väst and the MEDIA programme of the European Union. Nordic theatrical distribution in collaboration with Nordisk Film Distribution.
TrustNordisk handles international sales.