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  • KOREAN FILM INDUSTRY
  • by Jean NOH /  Oct 05, 2011
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    CJ sells <My Way> and <Tarbosaurus> to U.S.
    The Korean distributor sold epic WWII film <My Way> and dinosaur action cartoon <Tarbosaurus> to American distributor Well Go USA.
    KANG Je-kyu’s <My Way> stars JANG Dong-gun and ODAGIRI Joe as a Korean and a Japanese swept up in the tides of war. HAN Sang-ho’s <Tarbosaurus> is a 3D family adventure movie that has been pre-sold to multiple territories including Germany (MFA+), Russia (Carmen Films) and India (Star).
     
    Finecut sells <Arirang> and others
    KIM Ki-duk’s Cannes winner sold to Italy (Punto Zero), German-speaking Europe (Rapid Eye Movies), and Poland (New Horizons), following sales to Japan and Taiwan.
    Also screened at Cannes, HONG Sang-soo’s <The Day He Arrives> sold to France (Les Acacias) and Israel (Nachoshon) in addition to previous sales for the US (The Cinema Guild), Japan (Bitters End), and Taiwan (Catchplay). 
    The Berlin-winning iPhone short <Night Fishing>, directed by brothers PARK Chan-wook and PARK Chan-kyong, sold to Italy (Tucker Film) and German-speaking Europe (Rapid Eye Movies) after scoring sales in North America (Magnolia), Taiwan (Catchplay), and Hong Kong (Sundream).
     
    <The Front Line> is Korea's entry to the Academy Awards
    JANG Hoon’s war drama <The Front Line> has been selected as Korea's submission for Best Foreign Film category at the 84th Academy Awards. Starring SHIN Ha-kyun and KO Su, the human drama set at the end of the Korean War depicts the complicated relationships between North and South Korean soldiers engaged in fierce battles over a small patch of strategically placed mountain terrain.  Jang is a former assistant director to KIM Ki-duk, and previously directed critical and commercial hits <Rough Cut> and <Secret Reunion>.
    Oct. 6, 2011
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