FortissimoFilms has acquired the worldwide rights, excluding
Thefilm, based on real events, is set in northern
LeeSang-il's previous films include 69 and Scrap Heaven. Hula Girls will be released throughout
Cine Qua Non's Naoko Kunioka struck the deal with Fortissimo's Wouter Barendrecht, Michael J.Werner and Winnie Lau.
Werner said: 'This isone of those feel-good, heart-warming films that comes along so infrequentlyyet easily transcends cultural and language boundaries. From when we first sawthe rough cut, even without English subtitles, we knew that this is a film thatwould have broad commercial prospects and be fun to work with. With thatHawaiian music and the hula -- it's irresistible.'