Dutch road-rage thriller Tailgate has snagged a US buyer at the start of AFM Online.
The film is to be released in the States by Film Movement in a deal announced by Montreal-based sales outfit Attraction.
Scripted and directed by Lodewijk Crijns, Tailgate (aka Bumperkleef) was produced by Topkapi Films in the Netherlands in co-production with Belgian outfit Savage Film.
It was released locally in 2019 becoming a popular and critical success, with the Dutch film critics’ circle voting it Dutch film of the year.
Tailgate sees a Dutch family on a road trip get into a vicious dispute with a man in a white van, who becomes infuriated by the father’s arrogant driving and seeks retribution. Jeroen Spitzenberger stars.
Tailgate has also now sold to India (BookMyShow). The US and Indian deals follow sales announced earlier this summer including Japan (New Select), Korea (Challan), the UK (Signature), France (Trade Media), Russia/CIS (Volga) and mainland China (Jetsen).
Source: Geoffrey Macnab, “Dutch road-rage thriller ‘Tailgate’ snags US buyer”, 1o november 2020, screen daily.com. web.