NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 7, 2017 / Director Jasmin Dizdar's acclaimed World War II drama, CHOSEN, starring Academy Award Nominee Harvey Keitel, will be expanding its North American theatrical release beginning this weekend, with new theatre bookings set for New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. through distributor Hannover House, Inc. (OTC PINK: HHSE). CHOSEN was an official selection and enjoyed its European Premiere in September at the prestigious Oldenberg Film Festival in Germany, which sparked international media attention and critical praise. The film opened last weekend in theatres across the United Kingdom by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, and opened in Los Angeles in December through Hannover House, Medallion Releasing and Big Hat Enterprises, Inc.
U.S.A. Theatrical Poster for director Jasmin Dizdar's acclaimed WW II Drama, CHOSEN. (c) 2017 Hannover House, Inc. Permission is hereby granted to publications, journalists, websites and bloggers to utilize this poster art image in conjunction with listings or articles about this film.
The film will expand this weekend at the Regal E-Walk 13 in New York City, the Regal Marketplace Oaks in Philadelphia and the Regal Countryside 20 in Sterling, VA (Washington, D.C. Metro). Additional key cities in the United States and Canada are scheduled to open in the upcoming weeks.
"Strong and Atmospheric. Harvey Keitel gives the whole film a special touch and the very thing that makes this film really what it is: an impressive piece." - City of Cinema
Inspired by true events, CHOSEN tells the epic journey of Sonson, a Hungarian Jew, trying to keep the promise he's made to his wife on her deathbed. Set in the winter of 1943, Sonson embarks on a life-changing mission into the Warsaw Ghetto to save his sister-in-law from being deported to Auschwitz. Director Jasmin Dizdar skillfully creates a historic frame for his intimate tale, supported by a nuanced performance of Harvey Keitel.
CHOSEN features an incredible cast, including a supporting role from Hollywood legend Harvey Keitel in a war story inspired by actual events that is as audacious as it is incredible. The production values are outstanding, the action sequences stunning and the overall look of a classic film masterpiece, told by one of the world's most respected directors, Cannes Film Festival winner, Jasmin Dizdar (Un Certain Regard, Beautiful People).
Lead actor Luke Malby (28 Days Later, Combat Hospital) shines as the heroic, conflicted Sonson - his transformation into an SS officer is a stand-out scene; while Ana Ularu (Inferno) shows she's a star on the rise as the brave and resourceful Judith. Legendary actor Harvey Keitel (Pulp Fiction, Grand Budapest Hotel) is on top form as a man haunted by his past.
A mix of the likes of Defiance and Schindler's List, and featuring battle sequences that are comparable to scenes from Saving Private Ryan, CHOSEN is a powerful and haunting testament to the human spirit, a portrait of humanity in the depths of war that is brilliantly evoked, thrillingly effective and frighteningly prescient.
International distribution of CHOSEN is being handled by Premiere Entertainment, and North American home video and digital distribution are being handled by Grindstone Entertainment Group and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. "CHOSEN" is a Sterling Pictures Production in association with Pluribus Unum, produced by Michael Riley, written by Gabriel De Mercur and co-produced by Tim Dennison. Director of Photography is Balazs Bolygo, VFX by Film Gate Films, Sound by Warner Brothers De Lane Lea Studios, and final picture by The Look, London.
Medallion Releasing, Inc. and Big Hat Enterprises, Inc. are affiliates of Hannover House, Inc., an independent film and video distribution company founded in 1993.
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Luke Mably, Ana Ularu
Director: Jasmin Dizdar (Cannes Film Festival winner, "Beautiful People")
Genre: Drama / W.W. II / Jewish Interest
Studio: Hannover House / Medallion / Big Hat
Synopsis: A Jewish businessman from Hungary disguises himself as a Nazi Officer in order to infiltrate the enemy and save hundreds of lives. Based on a true story.
MPAA: Rated "R" for violence, including sexual assault.
Running Time: 93-minutes
Format: DCP (JPEG-2000), Scope (1:2.35 Aspect Ratio), Dolby Stereo.
Link to LIONSGATE TRAILER: http://www.firstshowing.net/2016/official-trailer-for-wwii-action-film-chosen-featuring-harvey-keitel/
SOURCE: Hannover House, Inc.