Korea's 'Devil' in the details for ARP
Thriller stars Choi Min-shik, and Lee Byung-hunSEOUL -- Kim Ji-woon's "I Saw the Devil," a hard-boiled thriller starring a pair of top Korean actors -- Choi Min-shik ("Oldboy") and Lee Byung-hun ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra") -- was picked up by France's ARP in a presale at Cannes on Thursday, according to Seoul-based sales outfit Finecut.
ARP bought the director's previous "kimchi Western" "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" at Cannes in 2007 for a wide release in France and other Asian arthouse films including Wong Kar-wai's "Happy Together."
Kim's promo film screened in Cannes on Friday and will screen again Sunday. "I Saw the Devil" is the story of a man chasing a psychopath who murdered his fiancee. The film will be released in Korea in the summer.