Japan’s Gaga Corporation has closed sales on Korean-Japanese filmmaker Lee Sang-il’s Wandering, which has received its market premiere here.
The Japanese drama has sold to Hong Kong (Edko), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), South Korea (Watcha), Singapore (Clover), Indonesia (Falcon) and Thailand (Sahamongkolfilm International).
Based on bestselling novel Ruro No Tsuki by Yu Nagira, the story follows a university student who lets a lost 10-year-old girl stay at his place but is arrested for kidnapping. They reunite 15 years later, both suffering the stigma associated with the event. The cast includes Suzu Hirose, Tori Matsuzaka, Ryusei Yokohama and Mikako Tabe.
Written and directed by Lee, whose murder mystery Rage screened at Toronto and San Sebastian in 2016, Wandering was shot by cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo, whose credits include Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Broker.
The film, which received its world premiere at Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival in April, was released in Japan on May 13.
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