Yellow Sea crosses to Japan
The Klockworx Co has picked up Japanese rights to The Yellow Sea, the South Korean thriller that appears this week in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.
The company, which has proved itself an astute buyer and marketer of independent films and has survived a period when many other independent distributors went out of business, handed the director Na Hong-jin’s previous film The Chaser.
The film is a story of two assassins on the hunt for each other. It was released in Korea in December 2009, but had been held back from international release with a view to obtaining a Cannes berth. In the intervening six months director Na substantially re-edited and rescored the picture to create an international version. Klockworx expects to release the international version in Japan in the first quarter of 2012.
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