The distributor has acquired all North American rights to the hit South Korean thriller and Cannes 2014 Directors’ Fortnight selection and will release in theatres this summer.

Seong-hun Kim wrote and directed the story of a corrupt police officer who commits a fatal hit-and-run en route to his mother’s funeral. Lee Sun-kyun stars.

A Hard Day grossed more than $26m in South Korea following the May release.

Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber brokered the deal with Judy Ahn, head of international business at Showbox.

A digital and home media release will follow the theatrical debut in the autumn.

  • Starz Digital Media has acquired all North American rights to 7 Minutes and will release theatrically and on VOD this summer. Jay Martin’s crime thriller premiered at the Austin Film Festival last October. Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, Leven Rambin, Kris Kristofferson and Zane Holtz star, while Jacob Aaron Estes, Jim Hart, Jacob Mosler and Rick Rosenthal produced.