Sundance Selects picks up three Zentropa thrillers in the Department Q series


US distributor Sundance Selects has picked up the North American rights for the three Zentropa-produced thrillers THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, THE ABSENT ONE and A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH.

By: Lena Juhl Seidelin/TrustNordisk

The deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt, Head of Sales at TrustNordisk and Sean Berney, Manager of Acquisitions at Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
The three Zentropa-produced features are all based on the bestselling books by Jussi Adler-Olsen. The two first films THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES and THE ABSENT ONE have been huge box office hits at the local Danish market. Last year THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES became the most seen film in Danish cinemas with more than 725.000 admissions. The second installment THE ABSENT ONE, which was released on October 2nd this year, has currently reached the 700.000 admissions mark in the Danish cinemas and has become the most popular film in Danish cinemas of 2014. A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH is currently in pre-production.
"Jussi Adler-Olsen's thrilling Q Novels are a perfect fit for big screen adaptation," says Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. "We are thrilled to be bringing this successful Danish trilogy to American audiences."
“We are very excited that our friends from Sundance Selects have picked up these three thrillers. With their great skills on theatrical releases and successful VOD-strategies, we feel confident that the films will reach a substantial audience in North America”, says Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk
THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, THE ABSENT ONE and A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH are produced by Louise Vesth, Jonas Bagger and Peter Ålbæk for the Zentropa Group in cooperation with TV 2 Danmark, ZDF German Television Network, ZDF Enterprises, TV4 Sverige, TV 2 Norge in co-production with Film i Väst. With support from the Danish Film Institute, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Deutscher Filmförderfonds and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Allerød Kommune. Developed with support from the Media Programme of the European Union.