AFM Buyers Turn Up For Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘The Commune’

By Variety / Elsa Keslassy - International Correspondent



PARIS- TrustNordisk has closed a raft of major European territories on Thomas Vinterberg´s “The Commune” at the AFM.

The film, which is now shooting, was picked up for the U.K. (Artificial Eye), Germany and Austria (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH), Benelux (September Film), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.), Brazil (California Filmes) and Hungary (Vertigo Media Ltd.).

At the AFM, Jean Labadie´s Le Pacte acquired the film for French distribution.

“The massive interest from distributors worldwide has been overwhelming and yet again underlines that Thomas Vinterberg is one of the most acclaimed directors of our time,” said TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.


“The Commune” stars “In A Better World” thesps Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm, as well as Fares Fares (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Lars Ranthe (“The Hunt”), among others.

Pic was penned by Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm, who also teamed with Vinterberg on his previous films “Submarino” and “The Hunt.” It tells a story about the clash between personal desires and solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the 70´s.

“The Commune” was produced by Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Morten Kaufmann for Zentropa Entertainments19 in cooperation with Toolbox Film.