BERLIN - The Match Factory has notched up several major territory deals for Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown, one of this year's Berlin Film Festival's true crowd pleasers.
The drama has sold to more than 20 territories including Germany (Pandora Film), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), France (Bodega), Australia/New Zealand (EOne), Greece (Seven Films), Poland (Against Gravity), Ex-Yugoslavia (Demiurg), Sweden (Njutafilms), and South Korea (S.Y.Comad).
The drama focuses on the love story between two very different people -- one a religious realist, the other a romantic atheist, whose love and faith is tested when their daughter is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
It has proved a hit with critics -- the Europa Cinemas group of art house cinema owners gave it its Best European Film honor -- as well as audiences. Berlin viewers voted it the best fiction film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale this year.