EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales company’s AFM slate is bolstered by titles including When A Man Loves A Woman and The Fives.
Korean sales company M-Line Distribution has announced a slew of deals led by pre-sales on romantic comedy Marriage Blue.
Directed by Hong Ji-young, the film sold to Showgate for Japan, Sun Entertainment for Hong Kong, Ram Entertainment for Indonesia, Purple Plan for Singapore and Malaysia, and Emphasis for in-flight rights.
Mostofa Sawar Farooki’s Busan closing film Television, Bangladesh’s submission to the upcoming Oscars’ foreign language race, sold to Astro for multiple territories: Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, East Timor, Philippines, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as well as to Emphasis for in-flight rights.
Astro also picked up Chung Ji-young’s political drama National Security for the same territories. Nishigahara Jimakusha took the film for Japan.
Shochiku picked up Jin Hyung-tae’s Bitter Days for Japan and Ram Entertainment took the film for Indonesia.
Sundream took Playboy Bong, Miss Dainty’s Double Life, Green Chair 2013, B.E.D., The Puppet and Virgin Theory for Hong Kong.
Fine Films picked up The Carnivores for Japan and Sky Digi took Hello?! Orchestra for Taiwan.
M-Line has also added four new titles to its AFM slate.
Currently in post-production, When A Man Loves A Woman (working title) is about a small-time loan shark and his debtor, a banker, who get romantically involved. Starring Hwang Jung-min and Han Hye-jin, the film is directed by Han Dong-wook.
Set for local release Nov 14, The Fives is a thriller centering on a woman confined to a wheelchair who manages to lure a group of five people to carry out her revenge on her family’s murderer by promising them her organs for transplant.
Directed by Jeong Yeon-shik, the film stars Kim Sun-ah from TV series My Lovely Sam-soon.
Currently in post, Futureless Things is a black comedy taking place in a convenience store, directed by Kim Kyung-mook, whose Stateless Things was in the 68th Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti section.
Also in post, Gyeongju starring Park Hae-il and Shin Mina. It is directed by Zhang Lu, whose Desert Dream and Dooman River went to Berlin and Grain In Ear went to Cannes.