EXCLUSIVE: Finecut sells romantic drama to Hong Kong distributor.
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has sold nostalgic romantic drama Obsessed to start-up Hong Kong distributor Bravos Pictures.
Bravos has rights for Hong Kong and Macau to the film, directed by Kim Dae-woo (The Servant) and starring Song Seung-heon (A Better Tomorrow). Finecut expects to close several other territories following the film’s market screening in Cannes.
The film opens in Korea today on 500 screens through Next Entertainment World. Song plays an elite officer suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the Vietnam War, who falls into an obsessive love affair that forces him to give up everything he had achieved.
Finecut has also picked up Kim Ki-duk’s upcoming drama One On One, which is scheduled for Korean release on May 22. While the Korean release version is more targeted towards local audiences, the film is currently being re-edited into an international version by the auteur himself.
Marking Kim’s 20th feature, the film revolves around the confrontations between seven “shadow” terrorist group members and seven murder suspects connected to the death of a high school girl who is found brutally murdered.
Finecut has also sold both Kim Ki-duk’s Moebius and Shin Yeon-shick Rough Play, which Kim produced, to Hong Kong and Macau (Sundream) and Taiwan (AV Jet).
Meanwhile, erotic period comedy A Case Of Bachelor Abduction has gone to North America (Asian Media Rights) and Taiwan (Eagle International Communication).