Seoul-based sales agent Cineclick Asia has picked up Crossing, a film from Volcano High director Kim Tae-kyun, for its multinational AFM slate.

The film is about a North Korean ex-soccer player who crosses illegally into China, where he desperately tries to find a way to get his son and pregnant wife to join him.

Budgeted at $7m, the film will depict the harsh reality of North Korean refugees in China. A Camp B production, the film is to be presented by Vantage Holdings. Local release is set for spring 2008.

Cineclick will show five minutes of footage from Crossing to invited buyers at its promo reel screening, which will also include premiere footage of Kim Jee-woon's The Good, The Bad, And The Weird, the fantasy horror film Hansel & Gretel, Siddiq Barmak's latest film Opium War, and up-and-coming Argentine director Pablo Trapero's Lion's Den.

The sales agent will also screen Aussie comedy Lucky Miles at the AFI fest. The film took a special jury prize at Karlovy Vary this year, and recently won director Michael James Rowland the New Director Award at the Middle East International Film Festival at Abu Dhabi.