Presales for The Mysterious Mr. Lagerfeld


Cineflix Rights has acquired the international rights to Finestripe Productions’ The Mysterious Mr. Lagerfeld and presold it to Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

The 90-minute documentary tells the story of the legendary German-born Chanel designer who reigned over the fashion world for more than 40 years. Director Michael Waldman spoke to the people who knew Lagerfeld best to find out who the man really was and the legacy he leaves behind.

The film first premiered on BBC Two on April 26.

Catherine McCormick, VP of acquisitions at Cineflix Rights, said: “We’ve had a lot of success with Finestripe’s previous documentaries appealing to buyers around the world, so we’re thrilled to be partnering again with them on another high-quality, access-driven blue-chip film. Karl Lagerfeld is such a recognizable, global icon who fascinates audiences, and we’re already seeing a lot of international demand—as evidenced already with Prime Video’s early commitment to the film.”

Lorraine McKechnie, executive producer for Finestripe Productions, added: “We have amazing access to contributors from Karl Lagerfeld’s inner circle who have never spoken before and who have generously opened up their personal archive to us. Lagerfeld was an iconic figure people think they know, but in fact they don’t. This film reveals the real man behind the sunglasses for the very first time.”