Seoul-based distributor/investor Showbox Mediaplex has picked up worldwide sales rights excluding Japan for celebrated Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s upcoming film Dream.


Top Japanese star Odagiri Joe (Sad Vacation, Tokyo Tower) stars opposite leading Korean actress Lee Na-young (Maundy Thursday, Someone Special).

The film tells the story of the mysterious connection between a man who dreams every night of a past love and a woman who unconsciously acts out his dreams in real life.

This is Kim’s 15th film in 12 years - following on the heels of last year’s Cannes competition entry Breath which starred Taiwanese heart-throb Chang Chen.

Dream wrapped on Jan 16 in Seoul.

Local arthouse specialist distributor and producer Sponge Entertainment is set to release it this spring, and Showbox will begin sales meetings at the upcoming European Film Market (EFM).

Also at this year’s EFM, Showbox will be presenting a slate of new titles including the upcoming $7m Vietnam War drama Sunny (working title) by Lee Joon-ik, who directed the record-breaking hit King And The Clown. Comic spy actioner Dachimawa Lee: The Orient Espionage (working title) by Ryoo Seung-wan, whose Venice entry Cityof Violence was picked up by The Weinstein Company, is also in the works.

Showbox will also have tearjerker His Last Gift, mystery thriller The Guard Post, erotic comedy A Tale of Legendary Libido (working title), romantic drama Love Exposure, and drama My 11th Mother at the market.