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"Welcome To Dongmakgol" to be contracted 2 million dollar with Japan at AFM

2005/11/14 Source

The best box-office film of 2005 "Welcome to Dongmakgol" was sold in 2 million dollar of minimum garantee by Japanese publisher Nikkatsu Corporation during American Film Market.

Nikkatsu Corp was founded in 1912 and is charge of producing and distributing of movie & video as well as managing theater & studio, which is one of major film company of long history and tradition with "Shochiku".

Nikkatsu was not up abd coming in buying and distributing Korean movies only focusing on video & DVD distribution up to now, however, it is willing to arouse Japanese' sympathy with the in-depth and emotional sense of "Welcome to Dongmakgol".

The foreign distributors have hesitated to buy it because of the weak points like "Star absense" and "Korean War", therefore, this contract is meaningful. The movie will be distributed in Japan early next year. The inquiries from American distributors are continuing after AFM and it is expected of the further sales as the nomination result at the Academy Foreign Film Award.

Besides that, "Wildbeast" was sold to Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia additionally. It was also exported to Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand before. "Yeonriji-Deep Love" was extra sold to HK, Singapore and Malaysia. "Quiz King" and "The Beast and the Beauty" were attracted to be a remake copyright in US.

The Source : Koreacontent News Team

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