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Independent producer/distributor AX1 Films has acquired UK and Irish rights to the award-winning Chinese film, KEXEXILI: MOUNTAIN PATROL from Sony Pictures International, which was produced by China’s Huayi Bros and Columbia Tri-Star Pictures.

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and winner of major awards at the Tokyo and Berlin film festivals, Lu Chuan's devastating film is based on real-life incidents a decade ago in the mountains of the Kekexili national park in Tibet. Clearly filmed in the most adverse conditions, the director follows the trail blazed by such films as Werner Herzog's Aguirre: this is action-drama with the feel and impact of a visceral thriller.

AX1 Films has acquired all UK and Irish rights to the cult Taiwanese director, Ming-liang Tsai’s latest feature, THE WAYWARD CLOUD from Wild Bunch.

Generally acknowledged to be one of the most distinctive directors in the world today, Tsai is the recipient of many awards including the Golden Lion (Best Picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival for his second feature, Vive l'Amour (1994), and rewards his fans again with this seriously stylish, explicitly outrageous, witty and typically idiosyncratic film, which won both the Silver Bear Award for Best Artistic Contribution and the International Critics’ Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

'The Wayward Cloud' will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland by AX1 in November 2006.

Argentinean director, Daniel Burman’s LOST EMBRACE (EL ABRAZO PARTIDO), will now be released in the UK and Ireland by AX1 Films, which acquired the film from Bavaria Films.

Winner of two Silver Bear Awards (Best Film and Best Actor respectively) at the Berlin Film Festival 2004, countless other international awards and nominations, and also Argentina’s official entry for the 2004 Academy Awards, the film’s humour has been compared to Woody Allen at his best.

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GOOD, a feature adaptation of C P Taylor’s acclaimed play about an otherwise moral professor who formulates Hitler’s Final Solution, is to shoot on location in Berlin in the second part of this year.

Danish director Lone Scherfig will shoot the film in Potsdam, central Berlin and the city’s Olympic stadium, built for the Nazi Olympics in 1936.

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UK producer/distributor, AX1 Films has acquired the Japanese film, TONY TAKITANI from French sales house, Celluloid Dreams. The film was produced by Japan’s Wilco. Ltd.

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Special Jury Prize and the International Critics' Prize at the Locarno Film Festival, 'Tony Takitani' is an unprecedented film adaptation of the work of internationally-acclaimed author, HARUKI MURAKAMI (“Sputnik Sweetheart”, "The Wind Up Bird Chronicles” and “Kafka On The Shore”), and is based on Murakami’s short story “Tony Takitani” first published in the New Yorker magazine in 2002.

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