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“Norwegian Wood,” “Confessions,” “Closed Note” and “Paradise Lost.”

These Japanese films, set to be released in Seoul next month, have one thing in common: they are all cinematic versions of Japan’s bestselling novels.

According to Cracker Pictures, one of local distributors of the films, this is no coincidence ― the trend of making book-based films has been popular in Japan for the past couple of years.

“For a while, Japan was all about making ‘event movies,’ movies that were based on TV dramas,” said the CEO of Cracker Pictures, who wanted to remain anonymous.

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via The Korea Herald

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