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Efm: LevelK boards Finnish thriller 'Law Of The Land'

3 February 2017 12:27 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jussi Hiltunen’s Lapland-set feature is screening at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market and Berlin’s Efm.

LevelK has taken on sales for Jussi Hiltunen’s Finnish dramatic thriller Law Of The Land.

The Denmark-based sales company will screen the film at Berlin’s Efm and it is also screening for industry at this week’s Nordic Film Market in Goteborg.

The film is a modern Western set in Arctic Lapland on the Finnish-Swedish border.

The story follows Lasse, a retiring policeman who gets caught in between two men trying to kill each other.

Nordisk Film released in January in Finland.

Producers are Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho for Making Movies in co-production with Joachim Lyng of Sweet Films (Norway) and Svein Andersen & Kjetil Jensberg of FilmCamp (Norway).

The $2.6m (€2.4m) film was backed by the Finnish Film Foundation, Yle, Eurimages, the Norwegian Film Institute, Creative Europe and FilmCamp.

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‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days

26 January 2017 1:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Janus Metz Pederson (“Armadillo”)’s “Borg vs McEnroe” with Shia Labeouf, and Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” with Elisabeth Moss are among the most anticipated Scandinavian work-in-progress titles set for the Nordic Film Market hosted during Goteborg Film Festival’s industry days.

Both films are part of the 18 work-in-progress features selected by Cia Edström, Goteborg’s head of industry, and her team.

“Borg vs McEnroe” stars up-and-comer Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z”) as Swedish player Bjorn Borg and Labeouf as John McEnroe. The film chronicles the 1980 Wimbledon final and sheds light on the two tennis stars’ complex relationship and rivalry.Tre Vanner and Sf Studios are producing, while Svensk handles international sales.

The Square,” meanwhile, is a satirical film turning on the creative director of a museum who is desperate to build some buzz around an upcoming exhibition and decides to hire a PR agency which has no boundaries. The film is produced by Plattform Produktion. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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