Roissy Films has confirmed the sale of Nadine Labaki's Caramel to Japan's Cetera International.

The romantic comedy, centered around a group of women in a Beirut beauty shop, has been a sleeper hit with 500,000 admissions in France since Bac Films released it in August.

The film has sold well worldwide with Japan the last major territory to strike a deal.

Caramel will be released in Japan in late 2008/early 2009 and is also set to debut in Taiwan in May (Joint Entertainment) and South Korea in June (With Cinema).