There are a lot of film festivals going on at the moment, which is a great place for movie makers to get their films out there and picked up by buyers for distribution. One of the most recently of these festivals was the Berlin Film Festival, which sa the movie The Salvation, which stars Mads Mikkelsen, receive a lot of interest from buyers.
The Salvation has become a very popular movie among buyers and has already landed a number of deals for distribution for a few countries around the world. During the Berlin Film Festival, The Salvation managed to add deals for Australia/New Zealand (Madman) and Benelux (Wild Bunch) to the list.
For those of you who are completely unfamiliar with The Salvation, it is a western which is described as "In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone."
As well as starring Mads Mikkelsen, The Salvation boasts a fairly impressive supporting cast which includes the likes of Eva Greene, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and even Eric Cantona. The Salvation is directed by Kristian Levring, based on the script that he helped develop with Anders Thomas Jensen. The English language Danish movie will open in Scandinavia in August and we will inform you of other release dates when we get them.