EXCLUSIVE: Comedy thriller is directed by Im Sang-soo [pictured] and sales will be launched at AFM.
Korean sales company M-Line Distribution has picked up Fox International Productions Korea’s local-language comedy thriller My Intimate Enemies, directed by Im Sang-soo, and is launching sales at AFM.
Im’s previous two films, The Housemaid (2010) and The Taste Of Money (2012), were both in Cannes competition their respective years, and sold to multiple territories including France and North America.
Starring Ryoo Seung-Bum (The Berlin File), the film also features known actors Go Joon-hee, Yang Ik-june, Kim Eung-su and Kim Ju-hyeok.
My Intimate Enemies is about a group of friends who get tangled up with a band of ruthless criminals after discovering a bag full of cash.
Fox International Productions Korea’s fourth local-language film, the film is due out next year.
M-Line is also selling the Fox local-language film Slow Video, a romantic drama with Cha Tae-hyun (The Grand Heist) and Nam Sang-mi (The Peachtree), and Yim Soon-rye’s The Whistleblower, based on a true story of fraudulent stem cell research. The latter stars Park Hae-il (The Host) with Lee Kyoung-young (The Pirates) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Hwayi: A Monster Boy).
The company also has post-war film Late Spring, about a renowned sculptor (Park Yong-woo) overcoming depression when his wife (Kim Seo-hyung) finds him a new model (Lee Yoo-young).
As the winner of Best Film, Best Acting Performance Female for Lee You-young, and Best Cinematography for Kim Jung-won at the Milano International Film Festival (MIFF), the film will have an awards presentation and screening at the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles on Nov 5 marking the start of AFM with cast and crew on hand.