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Seven Korean Films to Be Shown on American TV

2006/03/03 | 213 views | Permalink | Source

Seven Korean films, including "Old Boy" and "Samaria", will be shown on an American cable TV network.

Kim Ji-seok, a programmer of the Pusan International Film Festival, said on Mar. 3, "Sundance, an influential movie channel in the United States, has recently bought the televising rights to a total of eight Asian films, including seven Korean movies, from the distribution agency Tartan. No televising schedule has been fixed yet. But a decision has been tentatively made to air them during prime time on Sundays".

The Korean movies that will be shown on the Sundance network will be "Old Boy" (2003) and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" (2005) directed by Park Chan-wook; "Samaria" (2004) directed by Kim Ki-duk; "A Tale of Two Sisters" (2003) directed by Kim Jee-woon: "H" (2002) directed by Lee Jong-hyeok; "Memento Mori" (1999) directed jointly by Kim Tae-yong and Min Gyoo-dong; and "Phone" (2002) directed by Ahn Byeong-ki. The only other foreign film besides the Korean movies is "A Snake of June" (2002) directed by Shinya Sakamoto of Japan.

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