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  • Local Sport’s Film First Hit of 2008 at Korean B.O.
  • by Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC) /  Jan 23, 2008
  • Local Sport’s Film First Hit of 2008 at Korean B.O.

     

    Forever the Moment, a sports film revolving around the Korean women’s national handball team, has become the first hit of 2008 at the Korean box office, debuting at No. 1 and taking in US $5.3 million in weekend ticket sales.  Initially opening January 10th on 410 screens nationwide, the film expanded over the next five days to 494 screens as word-of-mouth bolstered turn-out.

     

    Its success confirms the directing talent of LIM Soon-rye, who has returned to feature filmmaking after a six year hiatus.  Both her debut effort Three Friends (1996) and her second feature The Waikiki Brothers (2001) were critical favorites, with the latter spawning a cult following and a musical adaptation. 

     

    Forever the Moment boasts a strong ensemble cast of actresses headed by MOON So-ri (Oasis) and KIM Jung-eun (Mission Sex Control).  It is distributed locally by Sidus FNH and produced by MK Pictures.  Hong Kong based Network is handling international sales. 

     

    Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC)

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