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BECAUSE I LOVE YOU Sells to 11 International Markets
Jan 09, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
1st Korean Commercial Release of 2017 Goes Global
The heartwarming comedy-drama BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, the first mainstream Korean release of 2017, has sold to theatrical distributors in 11 international territories, and will gradually be released globally during the first quarter of the year.
The film is slated to open theatrically in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in January, directly following its domestic release, which began on January 4th. The film will then bow in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau in February, while other Asian territories such as Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan will follow.
The story centers around LEE Hyeong, a gifted composer with a talent to connect people in love. Among these people are an aspiring singer suffering from stage fright and her colleague whose love for her is unrequited, an elderly man and woman suffering from Alzheimer's, and a high school girl with a special connection to Hyeong.
The cast is led by romcom veteran CHA Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl, 2001) and new star KIM You-jung (Thread of Lies, 2014). The film is the second by JOO Ji-hong, after he made the drama Maybe in 2009. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU is produced by AD406, which is run by CHA’s brother, while the main investor and distributor is Next Entertainment World while Contents Panda is handling global sales.