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Kino Lorber has acquired Michelle Hazanavicius’ Cannes film ‘Final Cut’ for the US

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Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to “Final Cut,” the latest film from Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”), which premiered worldwide on opening night at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Final Cut,” which stars Romain Duris (“L’Auberge Espagnole”) and Oscar-nominee Bérénice Bezos (“The Artist”), will be released theatrically in the U.S. by Kino Lorber next summer, followed by a digital and home video release. Released on all major platforms.

After its Cannes premiere, the film played at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain and Fantastic Fest in Austin, among other festivals.

A remake of Shin’ichirô Ueda’s cult hit “One Cut of the Dead,” “Final Cut” sees a director (Duriss) create a live, single-take, low-budget zombie movie in which the cast and crew, one by one, actually become zombies. .

Filled with comedy, the film is a sly love letter to the art of filmmaking and a celebration of the unpredictable and collaborative nature of film sets.

“‘Final Cut’ is the perfect film to bring people to movie theaters: a hilarious, in-your-face, genre-twisting romp that demands the big-screen treatment. Over-the-top gore for even the schmucks, and slapstick comedy for even the sophisticated, my graduation It’s all there,” said Wendy Liddell, SVP of Kino Lorba, who discussed the deal with Eva Diedericks at Wild Bunch International. “I hope audiences have as much fun watching this film as we did releasing it,” continued Liddell.

Hazanavicius said he was “absolutely delighted with (his) movie my graduation is releasing in the US, and is proud to work with Kino Lorber.

“I love American audiences – I always find them so happy to laugh! So, enjoy the show, guys!” Hazanavicius continued.

“Final Cut” is produced by Gateway Films and La Class American and SK Global Entertainment and Bluelight, and co-produced by France 2 Cinema and Gaga Corporation.

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