Finecut sells '71' to Kadokawa

'Bedeviled' sells in Asian, European territories

SEOUL – “71-Into the Fire,” a war blockbuster directed by John H. Lee (“A Moment to Remember”) was sold to Kadokawa Pictures for Japan, said the Seoul-based sales company Finecut.

Kadokawa is the Japanese distributor of major Korean films such as “The Host” and “King and the Clown.” The film was also also sold to Festive Films for Singapore and Wayrich Resources for Mongolia aside from being released in U.S. theaters on 20 screens at 14 key cities through JS Media.

Separately, “Bedeviled” by Jang Cheol-soo, which recently won the best actress at Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, was sold to King Records for Japan, along with Optimum Releasing for U.K., Catchplay for Taiwan, Maywin Films for ex-USSR and Bir Film for Turkey.

Hong Sangsoo’s latest “Oki’s Movie” will premiere in Venice as the closing film of the Orizzonti section. At Toronto, Finecut will also present Kim Jee-woon’s controversial hard-boiled thriller “I Saw the Devil." "Poetry," by Cannes Best Screenplay winner Lee Changdong and Pablo Trapero’s "Carancho," which premiered in Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Official Selection, will also be presented in Toronto later this month.