Samuel Goldwyn Flms acquired U.S. distribution rights to Sacrifice, the Chen Kaige-directed revenge saga. Sacrifice, which debuted at Berlin, opened in China last December, where it has grossed $30 million so far. Goldwyn will release later this year.
Sacrifice focuses on a power-hungry general who wipes out his rival along with his entire family, save for one newborn. The infant is protected by the doctor who delivered him and raises him as his own, hoping to mold him into his own instrument of retribution. The film stars Ge You and Wang Xue Qi and is based on Ji Jun-Xiang’s Orphan of Zhao.