'Bad Santa' delivers presence at Cannes fest

Rooney, David
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/23/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 62, p4
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The surprise critical and commercial hit film "Bad Santa" from the company Dimension Films has secured a special screening berth at the Cannes Film Festival before its fourth-quarter international rollout, as of March 23, 2004. While the Cannes lineup has not yet been made official, sources said Dimension's scabrous Christmas comedy sufficiently tickled French funny bones to land a special slot, marking the first time a title from the Miramax sister division has been invited to play the French festival. Dimension's expectations for the release were radically up-graded after the strong response from U.S. critics, which helped push the domestic gross to $60 million.


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