CANNES: Korean Sales Co. Finecut Handle

Korean sales powerhouse Finecut will handle “Obsessed,” a steamy romance from Kim Dae-woo, writer of “Untold Scandal.”

The pic gets a wide release today in South Korea through hard-charging indie distributor Next Entertainment World.

Recently launched Hong Kong-based sales and distribution company Bravos Pictures became the first overseas company to sign up for the rights. Bravos will handle in Hong Kong and Macau.

Starring Song Seung-heon (“A Better Tomorrow”) as an elite officer returning from the Vietnam War, the story follows his obsessively fatal love affair.

In a separate deal, “Rough Play,” produced by auteur Kim Ki-duk, was sold to Sundream Entertainment for Hong Kong and Macau, as was Kim’s 2013 Venice shocker “Moebius.” Other recent deals on “Rough Play” include sales to Japan (Klockworx) and Malaysia & Brunei (Hwa Yea Multimedia).

Kim’s latest directorial effort “One on One” gets a release in South Korea next week, but Finecut said the director will re-cut the film for international release.

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