French distributor KMBO acquires Danish film ‘Walk with Me’

De Standhaftige Mikkel Boe Følsgaard & Cecillie Lassen Directed by Lisa Ohlin Produced by Per Holst Asta Film production Photo Credit Rolf Konow

Press release via TrustNordisk:

After screening a 3-minute promo at Marché du Film in Cannes last week, French distributor KMBO has picked up the rights for Lisa Ohlin’s WALK WITH ME from TrustNordisk.
The deal was negotiated between Vladimir Kokh, CEO at KMBO and Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard from Trustnordisk.

Directed by Lisa Ohlin (SIMON AND THE OAKS, 2011) and starring Cecilie Lassen and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A ROYAL AFFAIR, 2012; THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, 2013; THE LEGACY, 2014) in the leading roles, WALK WITH ME is the love story of two people from different worlds.

Deployed on mission in Helmand, Afghanistan 25-year old Thomas steps on a landmine and loses both his legs. At the local rehabilitation center he meets Sofie, an ascending ballerina from the Royal Danish Ballet, who is helping a relative to regain strength after a long term sickness. Thomas desperately wants back in the field and gets impatient, as progress does not emerge as fast as he wants to. When Sofie offers to help him with a more intense rehabilitation plan, he accepts. Despite their differences, they develop a special bond and a mutual affection.

Produced by Asta Film in co-production with Illusion Film, Nordisk Film Production, Chimney, TV2, Film i Väst, Sveriges Television and Film Fyn with support from the Danish Film Institute, Eurimages, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Creative Europe Media Program. Distribution through SF Film.
TrustNordisk handles international sales.

Emma Vestrheim

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.