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Finnish superhero film picked up for US distribution

The Finnish superhero film Rendel [+] has been acquired by Shout! Factory for US distribution, Screen reports.

Rendel, which is described as Finland’s first superhero film, follows the masked vigilante Rendel as he seeks revenge and fights against a criminal organisation called VALA. The story is based on director Jesse Haaja’s original vigilante character.

Sales are handled by Raven Banner, who has also sold the film to Germany (Splendid), South Korea (Lumix), Japan (IPA), Taiwan (Moviecloud), France (Program Store), and Malaysia (Suaya).

You can learn more at the films official website. 

 

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.