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Stray Dogs reports strong first Cannes

Sales include German deal for Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise.

Fledgling sales company Stray Dogs has sold Indian director Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise, starring Adil Hussein as a detective investigating a series of child abductions over a decade, to Germany’s Rapid Eye.

The Paris-based company, which made its Cannes debut this year, has also sealed deals on Ben and Joshua Safdie’s Heaven Knows What to Japan (Transformer), Mexico (Axolote Distribucion) and ex-Yugoslavia (2i Films).

Company founder Nathan Fischer is also reporting sales on experimental Philippine filmmaker Khavn De La Cruz Ruined Heart to Taiwan (Flash Forward), Japan (Tokyo New Cinema) and the UK (Third Window) and France (Spectrum).

Israeli Noam Kaplan’s Manpower about a police officer, who reassesses his job as an immigration police officer when a controversial new policy is introduced has been picked up for the Us by Menemsha Films.

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