TrustNordisk Pre-Sells ‘The Model’ to Key Territories

By Variety / Elsa Keslassy - International Correspondent



PARIS - Mads Matthiesen´s “The Model” proved one of TrustNordisk´s hot new titles at the European Film Market, where the Scandi giant unveiled a three-minute promo.

“The Model” enlisted a raft of distributors, such as AB Groupe for France, Kino Swiat for Poland, Scene & Sound in Korea, Pro Films for Bulgaria and Gulf Film for the Middle East.

Set against the backdrop of Paris´ fashion industry, the film follows a young model (Maria Palm) who struggles to break into the Parisian scene and develops a dangerous obsession with a photographer.

“The Model” marks Matthiesen´s follow-up to “Teddy Bear,” which won best director at Sundance in 2012, among other awards.

Pic, which was first pitched at Paris Project and most recently at Goteborg´s Nordic Film Market, is being produced by Jonas Bagger for Zentropa Entertainments.

Nordisk Film Distribution will distribute the film in Scandinavia.