Japanese finance anddistribution company Happinet this week committed $1m for an equity stake andJapanese rights to A Thousand Plateaux.

The $2.8m Mongolian-set familyadventure by Jang Sun Woo, Korea's controversial director of Lies and Resurrection Of The Little Match Girl, will shoot in June next year.

'We are thrilled to beable to continue the same kind of relationship that we had with Happinet thatwe had on Kim Ki Duk's 3 Iron,'said Suh Young-Joo, chief of sales company Cineclick Asia which is handling thefilm.

'We will begin sellingthe film from Berlin next year, but there is already strong interest from theUK, France and Italy because ofits touching themes and family orientation.'