Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights to "Hermano," a Venezuelan sports and crime drama. Distributor plans to release Venezuela's foreign-language Oscar hopeful in late spring.
The film, helmed by Marcel Rasquin, focuses on two young men who are raised as brothers in a Caracas slum and must overcome the violent law of the streets in order to become professional soccer players.
Starring are Eliú Armas, Beto Benites, Gonzalo Cubero, Marcela Girón, Fernando Moreno and Alí Rondon.
"Hermano" made its premiere at the Moscow Film Festival in June, taking home the top jury prize and the audience award.
Music Box has struck gold with distributing "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and follow-ups "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest." Other releases include "Mesrine: Killer Instinct," "Mesrine: Public Enemy #1" and "Il divo."
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