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The Summit of the Gods

Netflix buys Luxembourg co-production



On Luxembourg cinema screens from this Wednesday, and on Netflix nearly everywhere in the world from 30 November. Photo: Mélusine Productions

On Luxembourg cinema screens from this Wednesday, and on Netflix nearly everywhere in the world from 30 November. Photo: Mélusine Productions

The American platform has bought Le Sommet des Dieux (The Summit of the Gods), a new animated film co-produced by Melusine Productions. The movie will be released in Luxembourg this Wednesday and on Netflix at the end of November. 

Presented this summer at Cannes, then previewed last Sunday at Kinepolis Kirchberg, the film will be released in Luxembourg cinemas this Wednesday.

This animated film is the big screen adaptation of a famous manga (in five volumes and more than a thousand pages) by Jirô Taniguchi and Baku Yumemakura. It’s a 90-minute adventure through the Himalayas.

Directed by Patrick Imbert, the co-production is between the French companies Julianne Films and Folivari and the Luxembourg company Melusine Productions, whose studios are located in Contern.

An €8m project

The project cost over €8m, 21% of which was financed by Luxembourg (mainly by the Film Fund Luxembourg, but also to some extent by Melusine Productions).

The American platform will show this film to a good part of its 200 million subscribers from 30 November, although the contract signed excludes the French, Benelux, Chinese and Japanese territories. This explains why it is available in Luxembourg cinemas from 22 September.

For Melusine Productions, this is not a first, as its the last animated film Wolfwalkers was acquired by Apple for its Apple TV+ platform before ending up at the Oscars.

This article was originally published in French on Paperjam.lu. It has been translated and edited for Delano.lu.