Jan 27th 2017

Global Screen starts to sell internationally THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM - starring international break-out talent Xavier Samuel

Munich, January 27th 2017 | Global Screen has picked up world-wide distribution rights to Australian drama THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM. It stars Xavier Samuel („The Twilight Saga: Eclipse“, “Love & Friendship”, “Adore”, “Fury”, “Anonymous”, “Bad Blood”) as the ambivalent but fascinating Otto Bloom, proving his exceptional talent alongside three-times Golden Globe® nominee Rachel Ward (“Against All Odds”, “The Thorn Birds”) and Matilda Brown (“Rake”).  
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM chronicles the life and great love of an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse – wandering blindly into the past, while remembering the future. The film charts Bloom's rise from scientific oddity to international superstar as he searches for love and meaning in this strange, backwards world. When the world proves to be not yet ready for Bloom's radical ideas, his fall from grace is as swift as it is tragic. But for Bloom, the end is only the beginning…  
Written and directed by award-winning Australian helmer Cris Jones (“The Funk”, “Excursion”), THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction and taking Australian drama to creatively mind-bending new heights. The film captivates not only by its talented cast, but also by its touching, emotional and well-structured plot.   Alice Buquoy, Senior Sales and Acquisitions Manager at Global Screen says, "This very special and peerless film gives us an vivid emotional insight into the 'quantum mechanics' of Love.  In the journey of Otto Bloom, Director Cris Jones compels us to change the way we feel about Life, Death, and Love.  Cris has created a remarkably moving film – and we are convinced that it will appeal to international audiences, and we are very excited to present it.”  THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM is produced by Optimismfilm. Global Screen will start selling at the upcoming EFM in Berlin.

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