Paris-based sales company Reel Suspects has unveiled a raft of deals on German director Henrika Kull’s second feature Bliss, about two sex workers who fall in love after meeting in a Berlin brothel.

The Berlinale 2021 Panorama selection co-stars Adam Hoya and Katharina Behrens as a young Italian woman and a German single mother in her 40s who embark on an empowering and identity-affirming relationship.

It has sold to France (Outplay Films), UK and Ireland (Bohemia Media), Eastern Europe (HBO), Japan (The Klockworx), South Korea (Lumix Media), Scandinavia (Njutafilms) and Mexico (Bestiario Films). The US is currently under negotiation.

The feature is produced by Martin Heisler at Berlin-based Flare Films.