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Liz Shackleton | SCREENDAILY 2011-05-19
Finecut sells festival pair to Japan

EXCLUSIVE: Korea's Finecut has sold both its Un Certain Regard titles to Japan - Kim Ki-duk's Arirang has been sold to Crest International, while Hong Sangsoo's The Day He Arrives has gone to Bitters End.


Bitters End also bought Hong's previous films Hahaha, Oki's Movie and Like You Know It All. Finecut has also sold mystery thriller Midnight F.M., starring Su Ae and Yoo Ji-tae, to Japan's King Record.

The Seoul-based sales agent also pre-sold action thriller Blind to MFA for Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland following the screening of a two-minute promo. Spy action film Athena: Goddess Of War, starring Jung Woo-sung went to Peaks Makers for Thailand, following sales to Taiwan - Catchplay and Turkey's Horizon earlier in the market.

Meanwhile, Night Fishing, the 33-minute iPhone film from Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong, went to Magnolia Pictures for North America and Sundream for Hong Kong. Sundream also bought Troubleshooter, Bedevilled, Enemy At The Dead End and The Outlaw.

Animation Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild also continues to sell-the film which will be released wide in Korea and China this summer has been sold to TDH Home Entertainment for the Middle Eastern region.

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