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Liz Shackleton | Screen Daily 2010-05-12
Finecut sets buyers blazing on 71: Into The Fire

South Korean sales agent Finecut has pre-sold John H. Lee’s big-budget war drama 71: Into The Fireto Ascot Elite for German-speaking Europe and Benelux.


South Korean sales agent Finecut has pre-sold John H. Lee’s big-budget war drama 71: Into The Fire to Ascot Elite for German-speaking Europe and Benelux.

Starring Kwon Sang-woo, the film is based on the true story of 71 student soldiers fighting the North Korean army during the Korean War. Currently in post-production, it was produced by Taewon Chung, whose credits include blockbusters such as Iris and Three Kingdoms: Resurrection Of The Dragon. It will be released by Lotte Entertainment in Korea on June 25 ?the 60th memorial day of the Korean War.

Finecut recently sold UK rights to the film to Showbox, which has previously released Asian titles such as Taegukgi and The Myth. Finecut is also selling four films in official selection at Cannes ?Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry; Pablo Trapero’s Carancho; Hong Sang-soo?Hahaha; and Chang Cheolsoo’s Bedevilled.

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