More than 3 months after its national release, A Thousand Times Good Night is set to go overseas. The film, directed by Erik Poppe and starring the French Juliette Binoche as a top war photographer is still a big film in Norway, where it has exceeded 100,000 admissions. On the 19th of February the German international sales agency Global Screen announced a raft of deals for the production, including the US and Canada. “We are confident that this gripping film will resonate with North American audiences,” said Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein.
Besides North America, the film was also licensed to Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Latin America. The film, which is written by Harald Rosenløw Eeg, is inspired by Poppe’s own exepriences as a war photographer in the 1980s. In the film, Rebecca is seriously wounded on an assignment in Kabul, and when she returns home she must decide between her job or her family. The film costars the Dane Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (best known internationally in Game of Thrones), the Norwegian Mads Ousdal, and Irish actors Maria Doyle Kennedy and Larry Mullen (also U2’s drummer).
“Thanks for the good news – it is always a pleasant feeling to see that people appreciate your work,” affirmed Binoche. “In Norway, few films are seen by more than 100,000 people in the theatres, and rarely this kind of movie,” added Poppe.
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