Company also picks up award-winning independent film Han Gong-ju.
South Korean sales agent Finecut has announced they¡¯ve picked up current local hit The Attorney [pictured] and award-winning independent film Han Gong-ju to launch sales at the European Film Market (EFM).
As reported yesterday, political drama The Attorney, starring Song Kang-ho, has clocked up over 8m admissions since its release at a rate faster than Avatar, the all-time hit at the Korean box office.
Director Lee Sujin¡¯s feature debut Han Gong-ju premiered at the Busan International Film Festival last October where it won the CGV Movie Collage Award (which gives theatrical release support) and the Citizen Reviewers¡¯ Award. The film also snapped up the Golden Star for best film at the Marrakech International Film Festival.
Han Gong-ju is screening at the Palm Springs fest this week in the New Voices/New Vision section.
The film is about a neglected 17-year-old girl called Gong-ju (which means ¡°princess¡± in Korean) who is forced to change schools to get away from a scandal, but whose singing talents eventually get her hunted down.