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Korean films sought after by Europe and Asia

2008/02/13 | 622 views | Permalink | Source

European and Asian buyers closed deals on several Korean films' rights at the Berlin Film festival's market. Jun Ji-hyun's star power in Asia resulted in "A Man Who Was Superman" being sold to Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Thailand (J-Bics), and Singapore (Festive Films) by CJ Entertainment. The human interest drama was directed by Chung Yoon-chul and stars Hwang Jung-min as a traumatised man.

German Splendid pre-bought the rights for "The Divine Weapon" and "Fate". CJ Entertainment also sold "Open City" and "Our Town" to Splendid.

"Fate" is an action noir starring Korean star kwon Sang-woo and Song Seung-heon. Kim Hae-gon directs the story about friends who turn to crime.

The historical drama "The Divine Weapon" stars Jung Jae-young and is about the invention of an advanced weapon to defend a former Korean dynasty. JEONG frequently collaborated with celebrated director Jang Jin and his latest film is the comedy "Going by the Book". "Wild Card"'s director Kim Yoo-jin helmed the epic film.

"Open City" is currently in Korean cinemas. Director Lee Sang-gi's crime film stars Son Ye-jin and Kim Myung-min. KIM plays a detective and SON a gang leader. The two get caught up in an affair.

In "Our Town", young talent Ryu Deok-hwan plays a killer. Lee Sun-kyun and Oh Man-seok also star in the tense thriller, and Jeong Gil-yeong directed.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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