Korean major Showbox hassold drama Welcome To Dongmakgolto Japan's Nikkatsu for a sum ofaround $2m.

The $5.5m film has racked upmore than 8 million admissions since its local release in August and is nowKorea's fourth biggest ever film.

It was also selected asSouth Korea's entry for the foreign-language category of next year's AcademyAwards.

Set in a remote villageduring the Korean War, the film tells the story of two South Korean soldiers,three North Korean soldiers and a downed American pilot who end up livingtogether among villagers who don't realise a war is taking place.