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OPERATION NAPOLEON sold to major territories

Beta Cinema has secured several major territory deals for the English language thriller Operation Napoleon by Icelandic director Óskar Thór Axelsson, a few days into the Cannes film festival. Screen Daily reports .

The film has been sold to Magnolia for North America and Signature Entertainment for UK/Ireland. It has also added Portugal (Pris) and Czech Republic (Bonton Films) to its list of sold territories which already included key territories like France (Mediawan), Spain (Twelve Oaks) and Japan (Tohokushinsha).

Operation Napoleon stars Vivian D. Ólafsdóttir, Jack Fox, Iain Glen, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. The story revolves around young Icelandic lawyer Kristín, who becomes entangled in an international conspiracy after receiving footage of an old airplane wreck uncovered by the melting of an Icelandic glacier.

Directed by Óskar Thór Axelsson (known for Black's Game and I Remember You) and written by Marteinn Thórisson (credits include Silent Witness and Jack Taylor), the film is produced by Sagafilm and Splendid Entertainment.