EXCLUSIVE: South Korean sales agent also sells Red Family to Japan and Rough Play to Japan and Malaysia.
South Korean sales agent Finecut has announced a raft of deals led by thriller Haemoo (a.k.a. Sea Fog) [pictured], executive produced by Bong Joon Ho, which has pre-sold to Wild Side Films for French-speaking Europe and Twin for Japan.
Bong¡¯s Memories Of Murder co-writer Shim Sung-bo is making a feature directorial debut with Haemoo, starring K-pop boy group JYJ member Park Yu-chun and top actor Kim Yoon-seok from The Chaser. Currently in production, the film is scheduled for a late summer release in Korea.
Russian Novel director Shin Yeon-shick¡¯s action thrillerRough Play, written and produced by Kim Ki-duk, sold to Klockworx for Japan and Hwa Yea Multimedia for Malaysia. The film stars Lee Jun from Ninja Assassin.
Another film written and produced by Kim, Red Family- Lee Ju-hyung¡¯s feature directorial debut which won the Audience Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival last year - has sold to Gaga Corporation for Japan.
In Berlin, Finecut is also selling Panorama section titleNight Flight, directed by LeeSong Hee-il, whose previous films White Night and No Regret also screened in the Berlinale. LeeSong¡¯s most recent queer film deals with sexual minorities and love in the brutally competitive South Korean education system.
Finecut will also hold marketing screenings for Song Kang-ho-starrer The Attorney, which clocked up more than 11m admissions in Korea; the recent Rotterdam Tiger Award winner Han Gong-ju; ¡°fantasy life documentary¡± Manshin about a legendary Korean shaman, directed by Park Chan-kyong who previously won a Berlinale Golden Bear for short film Night Fishing, co-directed with his brother Park Chan-wook.
The sales agent will also be screening promos forHaemoo and the erotic romance Obsessed, starring Song Seung-heon and directed by Kim Dae-woo (The Servant).