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WestEnd is handling international sales at Cannes. Wrekin Hill will release the film in late 2013.
Movie is produced by Catteya’s Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini and Marco Chimenz. Based on a screenplay by Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia and Salvatores, the film is an adaptation of Nicolai Lilin’s autobiographical book about growing up as a member a gang of exiled Siberians in the republic of Transnistria between Moldova and Ukraine.
The film has already been released in several territories, including Salvatores’ homeland of Italy, where it has grossed more than $6 million.
The deal was negotiated by Rene Cogan and Alex Mandell for Wrekin Hill with WestEnd Films on behalf of the filmmakers. »
- Dave McNary
Wrekin Hill Entertainment acquired U.S. rights to Gabriele Salvatores’ Siberian Education. Based on the novel by Nicolai Lilin, with a screenplay by Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli and Salvatores, the film stars John Malkovich, Arnas Feravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Peter Stormare, Jonas Trukanas and Vitalji Porsnev. Set in the ghetto of Soviet Russia, Siberian Education follows the path of two boys who are members of a gang of exiled Siberians. The best friends grow up together, mastering a unique education focused on illegal arts such as theft, banditry and weaponry. Their clan has its very own stringent code of honor, which, while criminal, sometimes actually coincides with what is generally considered ethical and moral. It is a code that must never be broken, no matter what. As the boys turn to men, everything they have come to know and learn is tested. The film’s produced by Catteya’s Riccardo Tozzi, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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