Cineclick Asia has had an electric start to MIFED inking several prominent deals on its slate of top Korean pictures in the first days of the market.
Korean Oscar contender Oasis was sold to Cinequanon of Japan for a mid six-figures dollar sum. The Lee Chang-dong-directed film about the unusual relationship between two misfits was also sold to Russia's Pan Terra, a regular buyer of Korean pictures, as well as Italy's Revolver. And a deal is pending with Edko, the powerhouse distributor that has pioneered the release of Korean films in Hong Kong.
Champion, KT Kwak's boxing drama, was sold to Japan's Media Suits, again for a six figure sum and to Hong Kong's Panorama Entertainment. Champion was bought by Thailand's Tsutaya as part of a package with Plum Blossom and teen hit Bet On My Disco.
Hong Kong-based China Star bought mainland Chinese rights to Bet On My Disco, Iron Tongue, Saving My Hubby and Robber's Concerto. Singapore's Multimedia Pictures grabbed Robber's Concerto, Saving My Hubby and Bet On My Disco in another package deal.
Cineclick president Suh Young-ju is expecting further sales developments after the market premiere of Kim Ki-duk's Coastguard, the military drama which opens the Pusan festival next week. Cineclick will be handling Kim's next picture Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter' Spring in all territories outside Europe. Thanks to the film's co-producer Pandora Filmverleih, Bavaria Film International will be handling rights in Europe.