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Well Go USA picks up The Front Line
Oct 27, 2011
Screendaily.com has reported that Well Go USA has picked up South Korea’s Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category submission<The Front Line>.
The distributor has acquired all North American rights to the Korean War drama from director JANG Hun.
The UK-based international trade magazine reported that Well Go negotiated rights from major Korean distributor Showbox / Mediaplex and plans a January 2012 theatrical release.
It also reported that Well Go President Doric Pfardrescher said, “Our mission is to bring the best in Asian film to the North American market and The Front Line is a perfect fit with our goals.”
Set during the ending of the Korean War, the film depicts the relationships and horror of the North and South Korean soldiers battling over a small piece of mountainous terrain.
Starring SHIN Ha-kyun and KO Soo, <The Front Line> previously did pre-sales to Showbox Media Group for UK and STG Multimedia for Thailand.
A former Kim Ki-duk protégé, director Jang Hun had previously established his name as a strong box office contender with his debut action drama <Rough Cut> and the spy thriller <Secret Reunion>.