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OPERATION CHROMITE Sneaks into More Intl Territories
Oct 27, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
FINECUT Announces Slew of Asian Film Market Deals
Korean international sales distributor FINECUT announced a slew of deals across its lineup, secured during the Asian Film Market of this month’s Busan International Film Festival. Among the label’s hot titles were Queen of Walking, Hide-and-Never Seek, One Step, Operation Chromite and THE NET.
Korean War title Operation Chromite, directed by John H. LEE and featuring an extended appearance by Hollywood star Liam Neeson as General MacArthur, originally went on sale during the European Film Market in Berlin this February and has continued to prove popular for the outfit. Most recently, it secured new sales for France (First International Productions), India (Soundspace International), Latin America (Sun Distribution Group), Scandinavia (Starmedia) and Spain (La Aventura).
Queen of Walking, a new coming-of-age drama featuring young star SHIM Eun-kyoung (Miss Granny, 2014), which just last week opened in Korean theaters, went to both Viva Communications (Philippines) and AV-Jet (Taiwan), while Emphasis took the film’s worldwide inflight services rights. FINECUT expects to close more deals at upcoming markets including TIFFCOM in Tokyo.
FINECUT’s new horror pickup Hide-and-Never Seek, which opens in Korean theaters on October 27th and features RYU Deok-hwan of Like A Virgin (2006) and JO Bok-rae (C’est Si Bon, 2015), went to Taiwan (AV-JET), Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei (Hwa Yea Multimedia), the Philippines (Viva Communications) and Vietnam (Lottecinema Vietnam).
Among other sales, the company sold KIM Ki-duk’s THE NET to Italy (Tucker Film) and Taiwan (AV-JET) and JUHN Jai-hong’s One Step to Hong Kong and Macau (Intercontinental), the Philippines (Viva Communications) and Taiwan (AV-JET).