April 7, 2015

Finnish film finds international distributor in Hollywood

The Fencer tells the story of a young man who flees from the secret police to a small town in Estonia, and finds his calling by teaching children the art of fencing.
The Fencer tells the story of a young man who flees from the secret police to a small town in Estonia, and finds his calling by teaching children the art of fencing.
tuomomanninen.com

The international sales and distribution rights of Finnish director Klaus Härö’s film Miekkailija (The Fencer) have been bought by an American distributor. The Little Film Company picked up the rights after a contract was signed in Hollywood.

According to The Little Film Company’s CEO Robert Little, the emotional storyline of the motion picture has universal appeal. “We believe that The Fencer has a very good chance to succeed in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars,” Little stated.

The film has attracted attendance figures of over 20 000 people in Finland during its first month of release. Local distributor Nordisk Film anticipates this number to continue rising.

Finnish company Making Movies is the main production house behind The Fencer, spearheaded by producers Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho. The film also has Estonian and German coproducers.

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