China's New Media Rights Picks Up South Korea's 'Fatal Intuition,' 'The World of Us'
South Korean sales banner Finecut will present the premiere market screening of 'One Step' starring K-pop star Sandara Park.
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has inked a slew of deals for its new films including The World of Us, Fatal Intuition and Love Guide for Dumpees, with China's New Media Rights picking up multiple titles.
The World of Us, a beautifully executed children’s film which premiered in Berlin’s Generation KPlus competition, has been picked up by AV Jet for Taiwan, MOOOV for Benelux and FIVIA d.o.o. for Former Yugoslavia. MOOOV’s Marc Boonen praised the film saying, it "gets under your skin, not because of the sappy drama but rather an intense authenticity. A must watch movie for everyone, not just the younger audience.” The World of Us will hit Korean theaters in June.
Fatal Intuition, a thriller that grossed $6.9 million in the Korean box office last fall, went to Clover Films for Singapore, AV Jet for Taiwan and to Blue Media Times for Mainland China’s New Media Rights, which also picked up Love Guide for Dumpees. Love Guide for Dumpees, a sex comedy starring popular actor Yoon Kye-sang (Poongsan), has also been sold to many countries so far including Singapore (Clover Films), the Philippines (Viva Communications), Mongolia (Taewang Sangsa) and Japan (The Klockworx).
At the Cannes Film Market, Finecut will present the market screening premiere of One Step, a music drama in the tradition of Begin Again about a woman who completes her own song after overcoming a hearing illness. Sandara Park from K-pop group 2NE1 plays the female lead in the film directed by Juhn Jaihong, who is best known for Kim Ki Duk Film's North Korean drama Poongsan.
Also receiving market screenings are Misbehavior and Dino X Expedition. A drama directed by Kim Tae-yong (Set Me Free) and produced by filmmaker R&K, Misbehavior is about two female teachers and a male student becoming involved in a risqué love triangle. Educational family documentary Dino X Expedition recently opened theatrically in Korea and finished at No. 7 in the box office over the weekend of May 6-8. Finecut also presents the international premiere of Na Hong Jin’s latest film, The Wailing, in the festival's Out of Competition section.