A film distributor has bought the US rights to a documentary about Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the deadly attacks at the French satirical weekly, its French sales company said Tuesday.

"We sold the film to American distributor Kino Lorber," said Eric Lagesse, president of Pyramide, which holds the rights to the 2008 documentary entitled "It's Hard Being Loved By Jerks" after the caption of one of the magazine's most popular cartoons.

Lagesse was speaking to AFP on the sidelines of the Berlin film festival and confirmed a report in US movie industry magazine Variety.

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